June 24, 2018
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Should food stamps recipients continue to be able to purchase soda with the coupons?


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?

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