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Proposed bill would ban food stamp recipients from buying junk food

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A proposed bill in Texas would ban food stamp recipients from buying junk food using food stamps.

Proposed by Texas State Rep. Briscoe Cain, House Bill 4364 would prevent recipients from buying soda, candy, chips and energy drinks with their food stamps.

If passed, the bill would take effect Sept. 1, 2019.

Click here to read the proposed bill.

Do you agree with this proposed bill? Let us know in the comments below.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Absolutely not, they get a paltry amount and can barely survive, now others want to determine what they can buy. The hate in this state is sickening.

  2. No. That’s too much government control. Even poor people are allowed to have a treat every now and then.

    I do know however there are some who buy loads of candy and cokes to resell in their neighborhoods! Nothing you can do. They can just as easily buy steaks to resell!

    • I agree there needs to be a certain amount of restrictions. More money for staples such as protein and vegetables. Also, agree that everyone deserves a treat at times. The problem is, cookies and sugary, carbonated drinks are not on the food pyramid. We live in a nutritionally deficient society.

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