Via Chuck Abbott (@chuckabbot1)


“Who are these people, and what makes them think that what we eat is their business?” So writes Jeanine Grant Lister in an essay appearing in The Washington Post.

Lister laments the growing move by a number of states to use legislation to limit the food choices of those receiving SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps). Missouri has proposed a bill that would bar nearly one million SNAP recipients “from using their benefits buy cookies, chips, soda, energy drinks, steak and seafood.” Maine also has a bill in the works. Other states have proposed drug testing.

Lister has been a SNAP recipient and writes this:


“Want to see a look of pure hatred? Pull out an EBT card at the grocery store.”


A thoughtful and provocative read.



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