The line from the left is that welfare and entitlement spending is used for those in the most direst of needs only and that system abuse, while it happens, is a rarity.
But new reporting sheds some interesting light on that train of thought.
Here’s the question to keep in mind: Is soda really a necessity?
“CNS News reported that the No. 1 commodity bought by United States citizens using food stamps in 2011 was soft drinks. In addition, the amount spent on those soft drinks totaled $357,700,000 at only one ‘leading U.S. grocery retailer,'” Conservative Tribune reported.
But here’s another statistic, suggesting the government may not be the best provider of food for citizens.
“On the other hand,” Conservative Tribune reported, “citizens not receiving government assistance bought milk as their No. 1 commodity.”
The study was conducted at an unidentified food retailer in 2011 and published by the Food and Nutrition Service.
But wait; there’s more.
“‘About 40 cents of every dollar of food expenditures by SNAP households was spent on basic items such as meat, fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs, and bread,’ it said. However, ‘another 20 cents out of every dollar was spent on sweetened beverages, desserts, salty snacks, candy and sugar,’ items that are not necessary in daily life, or even unhealthy,” Conservative Tribune said.
No wonder Donald Trump plans to reform welfare, healthcare and put people back to work. Everyone will be far healthier for it.
Source: Conservative Tribune