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  •  I'll say it again: I'd change the damn system if (3+ / 0-)
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    I could, so that it didn't cover candy or gum or soda, but did cover things like soap, toilet paper, a can opener, stove fuel, and aluminum foil so you have a way to cook / save your food. I'd rather see it cover toothpaste than chewing gum.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 09:21:43 PM PDT

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    •  I, too, would like it to be healthier (1+ / 0-)
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      But I also realize that one of the reasons why soda pop will always be on the Food Stamp Approved list is because Coca-Cola and PepsiCo and their ilk have the power in Washington DC.

      "Societies strain harder and harder to sustain the decadent opulence of the ruling class, even as it destroys the foundations of productivity and wealth." — Chris Hedges

      by Crider on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 08:37:30 AM PDT

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      •  well, not if we quit buying their crap, so they (1+ / 0-)
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        can't afford lobbyists anymore. That could, someday, work against ConAgra, too.

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

        by BlackSheep1 on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 11:53:39 AM PDT

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