September 14, 2013

Pro-Health, or Anti-Stamps?

1 Bill Would Ban Using Food Stamps on Junk

Congressman Phil Roe (R--Tenn) has introduced legislation to ban food stamp recipients from using the stamps to buy junk food. The Healthy Food Choices Act would require food stamp users to to spend them in line with the nutritional guidelines that apply to the WIC food assistance program. Roe says the bill's goal is to provide "recipients more nutritious choices," but critics note that House Republicans have been unhappy with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program altogether and have proposed cutting the food stamp budget by some $40 billion. They claim the bill would limit food stamp choices and usage, and note that Roe opposed Michele Obama's campaign to improve school lunch nutrition, and supported legislation to require food stamp recipients to work for their stamps.

More at Yahoo.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: NYC Seeks to Ban Soda Purchases with Food Stamps

Tags: Food Stamp Laws, Food Stamps and Junk Food, Healthy Food Choices Act, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Congressman Phil Roe

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Too Combative over Ketchup

2 Singing Hot Dog Man Fired for Hating Ketchup

Charley Marcuse, also known as the Singing Hot Dog Man, hints that he was fired by the concessions vendor Sportservice for hating ketchup, but the actual reason he was given for his dismissal is "general employee conduct." Marcuse says he hasn't acted any differently lately. The Detriot News reports that customers filed complaints about Marcuse being too combative when they asked for ketchup with their hot dogs. Marcuse is a mustard kind of guy. He has sold and sung about hot dogs for the Tigers baseball team at Comerica Park for 15 years. However, the games will be more quiet now. Sportservice wont' say why they fired Marcuse.

More at Detroit News | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Barred Hot Dog Champ to Compete via Satellite

Tags: Singing Hot Dog Man Fired, Ketchup on Hot Dogs, Mustard Hot Dogs Not Ketchup, Tigers Hot Dog Man Fired

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