It appears an asshole strain of Ebola has spread .... carriers of the disease appear to be mostly conservative, Republican politicians ......
In 2013, Fox News proudly broadcast an interview with a young food stamp recipient who claimed to be using the government benefit to purchase lobster and sushi.
"This is the way I want to live and I don’t really see anything changing," Jason Greenslate explained to Fox. “It’s free food; it’s awesome."
That story fit a longtime conservative suspicion that poor people use food stamps to purchase luxury items. Now, a Republican state lawmaker in Missouri is pushing for legislation that would stop people like Greenslate and severely limit what food stamp recipients can buy. The bill being proposed would ban the purchase with food stamps of "cookies, chips, energy drinks, soft drinks, seafood or steak."
"The intention of the bill is to get the food stamp program back to its original intent, which is nutrition assistance," said Rick Brattin, the representative who is sponsoring the proposed legislation.
Curbing food stamp purchases of cookies, chips, energy drinks, and soft drinks at least falls in line with the food stamp program's mission to provide nutrition. Nutrition experts are already discussing whether to remove unhealthy items from the list of foods participants can buy.
But seafood and steak? Seafood has been shown, time and again, to be a healthy part of any diet. And steak is such a broad category that it's essentially banning people from buying any flat cuts of beef, from porterhouse to flank.http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/03/missouri-republicans-are-trying-to-ban-food-stamp-recipients-from-buying-steak-and-seafood/
Hey -- why don't we just make it a fucking law that anybody on government assistance can only eat rice and beans. Make it a fucking law! Enforce it! Then form Rice& Beans swat teams .. anybody suspected of deviating from the mandated rice&beans government approved diet gets their homes stormed by swat teams and all their worldly possessions confiscated and major fines for defying some right wing asshole's law........
Is The Gadfly the only one who sees what these pricks are trying to do??
Please tell The Gadfly he is not alone.
You all have the voice, Gadfly is just one.