Do we have a so-called safety net that facilitates able bodied Americans sitting on the sidelines and collecting government benefits?
US regulators are pushing stricter rules for stores that accept food stamps. By year’s end, the Agriculture Department wants to adopt rules that require stores redeeming food stamps to stock a wider variety of meats and vegetables and sell fewer hot meals, like pizza. The aim is to increase access to healthy food for low income people. Do we need more regulations to influence eating habits?
The topic of the food stamp program is always a hot button issue. Republicans are likely to once again try to reform the program. Democrats will charge that they are hurting those that can ill afford to have cuts. But is it time to make changes now that we have come out of the recession and there is less need for the additional support passed years ago? Are there legitimate concerns about food stamp cuts? What is the “Right Thing to do?”
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