To take our minds off the demise of the American Experiment in Self Rule, let’s point and laugh at this juxtaposition of bribery and screwing the little guys.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed a rule that would force stores that accept food stamps to offer a wider array of food choices, potentially harming around 47,000 smaller stores that participate in the program.
Interesting. That fucks small businesses and food stamp users.
On the one hand, buying stuff at 7-11 is stupid, it costs more at convenience stores, so they should shop at supermarkets (and super Walmarts, KMarts, et al.), but this isn’t about that. It’s about shoving ;better choices; down their their throats.
I have to admit, while I think it’s fucking ridiculous and probably against the law, but since we’re not following the laws anymore, why not?
They’re rewarding the bribes they got from national stores like supermarkets and Walmart while forcing “healthy (read: good) choices” on people whose reliance on food stamps is often a result of a lack of making good choices.
As for the users, they’ve ceded control of their lives to the gov’t, let them see what happens when their controllers decide they want more control.
Since it’s an entitlement and many of the users feel entitled to other’s money, they are not going to be happy about this.
Let the mask drop, show Teh Peepul that the gov’t they want owns them and can make any rules it wants. When you live in my fief, you’ll live by my rules!!!
I look forward to our benevolent, above-the-lawers saying that if you get food stamps, you can’t own guns.
Think of this as a prelude to the control they’ll assert when our health is their job.
Disclosure, in the 80s, I worked at a Convenient Food Mart (with Stewart’s, they are upstate NY’s 7-11s, I never saw a 7-11 until I was in my 20s), that accepted food stamps when they were still script.
I used to jerk around the users. They’d come in with a $20 food stamp, buy <$5 of food and I was supposed to give them cash in change but I gave them food stamps in change because I kept seeing them take the change and immediately buy a 12 pack of beer and smokes. That pissed them off so they wouldn’t come in when I worked.
And lest we forget, Hillary!