Let Them Eat Cake, But Only On Their Birthday If They Make It From Scratch

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Abby Zimet

Assuming anyone who's poor enough to need help is too dumb to know what to eat or not eat, Florida Republicans want to bar food stamp recipients from using their debit cards to buy anything even remotely unhealthy - from chips to chocolate milk to a store-bought birthday cake for their kid. The pending bills would also require an education campaign to teach those aforementioned clueless poor people about "the benefits of a nutritious diet" and how they shouldn't spend their money "in the wrong places," like casinos and out of state. Intrusive and patronizing much? Alas, Florida's Food Stamp police are not alone.

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