May 4, 2013

Unusual Political Split

1 Wiscconsin Mulls "Healthy” Food Stamp Law

Wisconsin state Assemblyman Dean Kaufert recently introduced a bill that would limit the amount of junk and snack food such as candy, chips and sodas that persons on the nutrition assistance program could buy with their food stamps. Kaufert promoted his bill, which would require recipients to spend at least two-thirds of their benefits on food items such as bread, fruit, vegetables and milk, as designed to get people to eat healthier food, but opponents claim that government has no business forcing choices on people and that the bill is merely a ploy to make political points. The measure has already passed through committee on a 7-2 vote strictly along party lines. The counterintuitive twist: Kaufert and the bill's other supporters are Republicans; the opponents are Democrats.

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Tags: Food Stamps and Diet, Food Stamp Laws, Junk Food and Food Stamps, Wisconsin Food Stamp Law, Assemblyman Dean Kaufert

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