Should food stamps recipients continue to be able to purchase soda with the coupons?

Posted Nov. 17, 2008, at 4:25 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 3:28 a.m.

A Bangor dentist has proposed removing soda from the list of approved food products for

food stamp purchase, arguing that soda has no nutritive value and in fact contributes to

obe-sity, diabetes and dental decay. Is this too much like Big Brother? Or do government

and tax-payers have the right to limit the choices of poor people on government

assistance programs?