No one should be allowed to purchase soda with food stamps.
It is not because of a study that found nearly 700,000 Americans would be saved from obesity or Type 2 diabetes, nor that soda encourages expensive public health problems. Soda is not a necessity in American lives, but a privilege.
American taxpayers should not have to pay for something that is neither necessary nor healthy. Some people may feel we have no right to dictate what people can and cannot eat, but when we, as taxpayers, are paying for this, we should be allowed to have a say what our money is going toward.
Many people work hard to afford the things they have, and that is a privilege. Something as simple as soda should not be given freely but worked for. If someone is going to be granted food stamps, it should be allowed to purchase items that are necessary to survive. However, there are much more vital issues going on in today’s world that people should focus on.
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