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January 22, 2014

Starve the food stamp program

The food stamp “SNAP” program has doubled under the Obama administration from roughly $40 billion to $80 billion per year so it only makes sense to put Michelle in charge to help cut the costs of the program since it is working so well in her Healthy Choice/Let’s Move program in our public schools.

First we need to take away choice when it comes to food stamp recipients. No more T-bones and Twinkies. Recipients can pick up their pre-boxed healthy choice food selection at their local grocery store. This will help reduce the obesity problem that we have among our poor and we can save even more money on Obamacare’s health care costs.

We can even make up the pre-selected boxes of healthy choice foods to accommodate the recipients medical and religious needs. And to help eliminate waste, fraud and abuse as Barack Obama promised to do when he was running for president and selling Obamacare to the public, all EBT cards (food stamps) will have a photo ID on them. This should cut the food stamp program back from $80 billion per year to $40 billion.

Kenneth A. Wilmes

Mankato

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