Food stamps for fast food?

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Registered: 04-23-2005
Food stamps for fast food?
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Thu, 09-08-2011 - 1:54pm
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/story/2011-09-05/More-restaurants-are-targeting-customers-who-use-food-stamps/50267864/1

Florida is joining California, Arizona, and Michigan in allowing their folk to use their food stamps at fast food restaurants.
Should we overhaul this system?
When we have an obese nation, seems we are not going to cut health care costs going this route.
Should food stamps only be redeemed for healthy choices? Should we just be giving out prepackaged healthy meals?
Might as well just give them a debit card to spend any way they choose?
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Registered: 05-03-2011
Thu, 09-29-2011 - 12:28pm
It takes way too many calories to summon up the energy to say "with fries," apparently calories that they can't afford to burn.
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Registered: 08-30-2002
Thu, 09-29-2011 - 3:32pm

Maybe their double chins are weighing them down. (I know, that was not nice.)



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Registered: 05-03-2011
Thu, 09-29-2011 - 5:15pm
It may not be nice, but I can't think of any other reason why it is such a BFD.
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Registered: 02-05-2011
Tue, 10-04-2011 - 1:12pm
Obama promised Obamacare, and he got it passed as a single party law. This is unusual, and means he owns it more than most other laws. Medicare A was proposed by Democrats, Medicare B was the Republican proposal. Johnson and Congressional leaders of the day put them together to get the Medicare we have today. This assured both parties owned the law. Obama did not do that.

Just watch Your World with Neil Cavuto. The CEO of McDonald's was on yesterday. As was the CEO of Boeing. You can hear them discuss government regulatory influence and threats regularly.
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Registered: 02-05-2011
Tue, 10-04-2011 - 1:18pm
Maybe we should let companies and people engage in commerce without the government micro managing our life? I believe every time freedom is taken from us, somewhere a liberal rejoices. :(
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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 10-04-2011 - 1:26pm
There is no such thing as "Obamacare."

I don't have access to Neil Cavuto. What exactly did those CEOs have to say about "threats"?
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Registered: 08-30-2002
Tue, 10-04-2011 - 1:52pm
Maybe we should let companies and people engage in commerce without the government micro managing our life?****


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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 10-04-2011 - 2:28pm
Here's a link where McDonald's specifically states that they were forced, coerced, or threatened by the government to make changes, that they are making changes based on what consumers want. Imagine that. http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2011-07-26-McDonalds-apples-happy-meal_n.htm

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 10-04-2011 - 2:48pm
With regard to Boeing, I have no clue what they are bitching about with regard to "government regulatory influence and threats regularly," but I do have to wonder at their audacity considering how much of their revenue is derived from the U.S. government.
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Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 10-04-2011 - 2:54pm
South Carolina was to get a new Boeing plant but state laws there are much less supportive of unions than those in Washington where most Boeing factories are located. More at: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/64199.html

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