Victories in House of Representatives (from Waste Watch, Washington, DC). During the debate on Farm Bill, H.W. 1947, the House defeated an amendment offered by Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) that would make household personal hygiene items available for the supplemental nutrition assistance program, or “food” stamps. The amendment was defeated by a vote of 123-297.
Can you believe it, folks? That some Democrat governing North Carolina wanted personal “comfort” items to be sold as food? We can all create quiet a long list of items that would pass as “personal.”
I know of people who could use some extra help with food but couldn’t, or can’t, get it for one reason or another. And others who get help because of devious ways of beating the system.