GOP Seeks to Cut Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Meats, and Dairy from SNAP Benefits

WASHINGTON (The Nil Admirari) - This morning the GOP announced it was updating its party platform to put strict limitations on what food Americans enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can buy.  Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus stated Republicans would seek to prevent SNAP recipients from using their benefits to purchase "vegetables, fruits, grains, meats, and dairy."
"It is time SNAP recipients stopped using government money to buy luxuries," explained Priebus. He sipped from a Starbucks coffee cup before continuing, "In these tough economic times the American taxpayer should only be forced to help people on food stamps buy bare essentials."

Asked what items Americans on SNAP could purchase under the proposed Republican restrictions Priebus said, "Definitely water and maybe Hot Pockets or something."

Priebus at the Western Republican Leadership Conference in October 2011.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz responded to the new Republican platform by stating, "Republicans know the vast majority of states that take more money in welfare from Washington than they pay in federal taxes are red states, right?"

Governor Paul Lepage of Maine and Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas were the first Republicans to enthusiastically endorse the updated GOP platform.



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