FlashHarry: hypocritical. nobody in wisconsin eats fruits and vegetables. i spent many a weekend at road america back in the 90s - 3-days, paddock pass - and the only things consumed were brats, cheese and beer.
Krumet: You take Caesar's coin, you play by Caesar's rules.
Bumblefark: And those who are literate in either history or biology hate this idea because you're a farking moron.But, go on.
albatros183: I keep hearing about Wisconsin cheese but I've never seen it here is it only available in Wisconsin ?
The All-Powerful Atheismo: onions are sometimes. Not all fruits and veggies are expensive.
Now That's What I Call a Taco!: We can all pretend like Republicans suddenly care about healthy eating.Or, we can look at their responses any time Michelle Obama suggests kids should eat their vegetables, and recognize this for what it is: "lets stick it to those stupid poors!"/This will create lawsuits under the 5th Amendment//I suspect that's part of the WIGOP's plan
Mija: Any Pie Left: Cheese and any dairy are good for people, you get calcium and vitamin D, at least. As a snack food, it could be better than say, candy and cookies.Lactose intolerant people can't have dairy.
lawboy87: Some of you think that fresh fruit and veggies are expensive? Compared to what?I've seen the carts loaded up at the store (and I'm not trying to stereotype, but it's exactly the same as it was 35 years ago when I was sacking groceries and people had to use the old "script") now paid with the state debit card and it is almost always 90% pre-made/pre-cooked "convenience" foods. Lots of soda, chips, pop tarts, pastries and the like, but almost never anything bearing a resemblance to something healthy.Sorry, but paying $5.99 for an 24 oz serving of fried chicken (when a good 8 oz's of that is breading and oil) while fresh chicken is available at $.89/lb is not a good use of resources. Buying a can of corn for $1, when you can buy 3-4 ears of fresh corn for $1 is also a waste. There's lots of examples I could probably provide, compare the cost of the convenience and junk food product being currently purchased and it dwarfs what is being spent on actual nutritious and healthy foods.I do the family's shopping and cooking, and I am going to seriously challenge anyone's assertion that fresh fruits and vegetables are "too expensive." Simply because they are often downright reasonable, compared to the cost of calorie-laden convenience and snack food items devoid of even the most basic nutritional value. Factor in the cost to the state for treating obesity, childhood diabetes, etc. and I have no problem whatsoever with this mandate.
Dr. Goldshnoz: Oh that's farking smart. make people dependent on assistance pay out of pocket for the only real food in the grocery store. Yes meat is a real food, but given the price increases the last 10 years, outside of chicken, it's becoming more and more of a luxury item. Yes grains and breads are real foods, but if people are "living" on those, we get a nation of over-carbed fat asses. everything else in the grocery store is bullshiat. hamburger helper, oreos, doritos, frozen pizza, and fig newtens, canned and frozen foods are not what you should be encouraging people to live on on a daily basis.
Any Pie Left: Cheese and any dairy are good for people, you get calcium and vitamin D, at least. As a snack food, it could be better than say, candy and cookies.
basemetal: Government cheese was good stuff, best grilled cheese ever.
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