EDITOR: It should be that food stamps recipients can only buy staples that are on a list of necessity foods. Example: eggs, milk, bread, cereal, peanut butter, butter, margarine, seasonings, flour, meat (no steak or expensive cuts), milk and vegetables.
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They should be issued to users in the user’s name and cannot be transferred to another person. Anyone caught abusing the system should be taken off the program for a minimum of six months and if caught again never be able to receive them again.
I have so many times stood in supermarkets and watched recipients buy the most expensive cuts of meats, candy, soda, potato chips and even lobster and king crab legs items that would be prohibitive to the even the middle income society. It actually makes you want to reach out and slap the person upside of the head when you know that you are the one purchasing in part these items.