Welfare Leeches Pitch HUGE Hissy Fit After State Says They Can't Buy THIS Treat Anymore
Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services is seeking a federal waiver to prohibit the purchase of soda and candy for recipients on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — a move likely to infuriate many recipients who abuse the system.
The announcement came on Monday, according to the Portland Press Herald.
“Healthy eating has the potential of trimming the waistline of both the benefit recipients and state government,” Mary Mayhew, Maine DHHS Commissioner said according to Reuters.
“We believe that the banning of sugary drinks and candy from the SNAP program will make it that much easier for individuals and families to get on the road to healthy eating by making more dollars available for healthy purchases,” Mayhew said.
Mayhew said SNAP would also increase education regarding healthy food choices with a plan to teach low-income families how to prepare affordable but nutritious meals.
“Our current food stamp policy lets water in one end of the boat while bailing out the other,” Mayhew said. “If we’re going to spend millions on nutrition education for food stamp recipients, we should stop giving them money to buy candy and soda.”