February 15, 2018

Trump Derangement Syndrome has become such a pervasive malady that it may be time to add it to the DSN (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). There is seemingly nothing that President Trump says or does that doesn’t send TDS sufferers into spasms of foul-mouthed fury, from cutting taxes to lowering unemployment to praising the troops. Latest case in point: what seems to be a fairly brilliant innovation for the food stamp program.

The White House just unveiled a proposal based on popular “cook-at-home” services such as Blue Apron. People on supplemental food aid could enroll in the program and instead of getting all their benefits in the form of a debit-like card that lets them buy food, they would receive regular shipments of food direct to their doors. The boxes would include staples such as pasta, juice, canned goods, cereal and peanut butter.

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This innovation would eliminate a number of problems with the food stamp program. It would help cut fraud by people who use their EBT cards for things other than food. It would reduce costs both to consumers (the government could get the food wholesale rather than individuals having to buy it retail) and to taxpayers (it’s estimated that it would save $129 billion over a decade.) It would help create jobs for American farmers and food producers.

It would even solve problems liberals have long complained about, by helping eliminate “food deserts” (the alleged lack of stores selling healthy food in urban areas) and obesity among the poor (by sending healthy food direct to their homes instead of having them buy fattening processed foods (remember the whole Michelle Obama school lunch kerfuffle?) It would help working single parents by saving them shopping time. We know it could work because the government already directly provides food to students and seniors. And it wouldn’t eliminate choice, since part of the benefits would still come on an EBT card; it would just replace some of them with convenient deliveries of healthy staples.

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This proposal is such a win-win-win-win, it’s hard to believe nobody’s suggested it before now. So what’s not to love? Only one thing: it was suggested by (cue the scary music) the Trump Administration!

The proposal was immediately attacked from the left as a “risky scheme” (trademark registered) that would “threaten families’ ability to put food on the table” (how, considering it would literally deliver food right to their front doors, which I have to assume are fairly close to their tables?) Like cutting our taxes, delivering healthy food directly to the poor is somehow going to make people DIE!!

As an experiment sometime to find out just how pernicious the effects of TDS are, the Trump White House should announce that it’s arranged for magical unicorns to fly over America, pooping out $20 bills, just to see how many liberals will run to the CNN cameras to declare that it’s a horrible thing that will kill us all.


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  • Doris Shenberger

    03/08/2018 12:37 PM

    Great idea. Let's go with it!!! This Prez. will go down in History as
    Top of All!! Mike, I love your e-mails.

  • Randal R Radabaugh

    02/24/2018 12:09 PM

    DSM? Well, Sir, as a veteran since 1987...and a former beneficiary of VA medicine and Psychiatry....
    That DSM is full of POPPYCOCK Sir. All 6 of them.
    Sir, if you look closely to DSM 5 and DSM 6, you will learn,
    in conjunction with the mental health act, And as it has happened to myself
    in 2015 and previously.
    Any one who refuses treatment,or does not consent to treatment, IS MENTALLY ILL!
    There is NO Medical Science to BACK up anything in the mental health's DSM's.
    It is all opinion. Mental Illness is a metaphorical disease.

    I was taken to an ER in 2015. (Spring-summer).
    My third trip to ER in 72 hrs after being released from a major Heart Attack and surgery.
    Well, while I am in the ER, I am given two pills.
    I ask what they are. Attivan or something.
    I said I did not want them. They insisted I take them.
    I took one...and they insisted I take another.
    40 mins later I am drugged.
    SWAT breaks in and SWATS me in the Hospital while drugged on a recliner.
    While there for a heart attack mind you. 3rd one too that weekend.
    I wake up in a PSYCHE Ward again.
    In a padded cell, no water.
    Bruises all over me, I mean all over.
    Scabs and scratches untreated.
    So again, I am forced into treatments and wards for my MEDICARE FUNDS,
    when after 30 yrs of VA psychiatry I figured out mental health is a scam. 100%.

    I report this to Ohio Atty General Mike DeWine's office.Medicare and Medicaid Fraud also.
    Only the Atty Gen replied..I have no rights, what they did to me was legal.

    So have fun pushing Baphomet/Baal open Eugenics, Phar,m-a-keia, Sorceries on unsuspecting populace.
    I am a true believer in Jesus Christ, and this world is chock full of antichrist deceptions.
    As in Earth is not a globe, does not move, I went and looked for myself.

    Calduceus is Baphomet/Baal----Medical Symbol is ruled by a dark prince buddy...better wake up.
    30 yrs of seeking help in medicine and doctors, proved fruitless....why? Name one cure?

  • Dusty Harris

    02/22/2018 09:52 PM

    I have been saying for years that SNAP benefits needs to be run just like the WIC program! People need to go to DHS for the vouchers. The vouchers have a list of qualifying foods that can be purchased and even ounces, such as 16oz cheese. The family will still receive a maximum dollar amount that can be spent per voucher. The families can only purchase what is on the voucher. This is how WIC has worked for years so why can't we do the same for the food stamp program. Also on a side note. I appreciate Trump working on the box food idea but I have worked in the commodity distribution for 7 years. We never have enough volunteers to box the food. Trucks delivering to the office seemed to run late frequently. The parking lot was not big enough for all the families to come one one day for the distribution. Plus just try to calculate how much we are paying in salaries to do the distribution. In my opinion it needs work. So how can we expect to use this current poor commodity process to increase the work load. How much more tax payer dollars are being spent to box, deliver, distribute and warehouse these harvest foods. The WIC process eliminates all of these hurdles. If you like my suggestion please CALL your Congress!

  • Raymond Reed

    02/22/2018 12:47 PM

    Trump professes Christianity as do you.
    Food stamps ? -
    What about Pauls statement about this command -
    It applies to everyone !
    II Thessalonians 3: 10 -12 (KJV) ?

  • Jackie Necaise

    02/20/2018 10:11 PM

    That is an excellent idea but it won't happen because there are too many abusers of the ebt and too many rich people making decisions for all of us who have had to struggle in our lives. I grew up in a family of twelve children. We did receive commodities every month, cheese, peanut butter, powdered milk, canned luncheon meat, ... ( that is what it was called then) and we were very happy to get it. We are all healthy still so it didn't hurt us not to have OUR CHOICE of what we wanted to buy, including steaks, seafood, cigarettes ( yes!) beer ( yes!). Not all store keepers care about legalities.

  • Barbara Philemon

    02/20/2018 07:50 PM

    This sounds like a wonderful plan to me. Fresh healthy food is expensive when you buy it yourself, then there is the storage of it for several days to think about. Most of us only go to the grocery store once a week, maybe twice. So fresh vegetables can be a problem to keep fresh until you planned on cooking them. With a food service I would think they have solved this problem or they wouldn't still be in business. It's too bad that the"cats in the ivory towers" will dismiss this idea outright but we both know they will. Maybe by 2019 Washington will finally accept the fact that President Trump won the 2016 election and take a look at some of the things he has suggested with a more open mind.......nah.

  • Cherise Hopper

    02/20/2018 10:33 AM

    This is an excellent idea. It's like the WIC program. I had to use WIC for all children because I was off work. I like the WIC program because it gives healthy food.

  • LJ Lewis

    02/19/2018 06:56 PM

    Regarding this program, what does regular shipment mean??; a box a week??, a box a month?? A family of 3, 4, or 5, how many boxes of food would they get a month?? What about the families that live in poor counties up hollows that buys groceries to do weeks at a time before bad weather sets in because they can't get out or no one can reach them in winter or during rainy seasons because bridges and roads are either treacherous or washed away? And how much is this going to cost to have these boxes sent or delivered? If I received food stamps, I would love to have food delivered to me free of charge. But I don't. But I know people who do. I receive nothing from the federal or state Gov. yet. Instead of penalizing the buyers, why not put restrictions on the sellers, grocery stores/markets, etc... and penalize them if they don't follow the law regarding the food program?

  • Jeanette Megown

    02/19/2018 03:08 PM

    great idea. As a senior I can only afford the 'basics' even tho I do not get help I am careful with my spending.

  • Amanda Jolee Oliver

    02/19/2018 02:28 PM

    I'm a huge Trump supporter but don't like the good box proposals. At 40 years old I find myself with health issues and can't work full time...i also can't eat certain foods...ive worked all my life and have paid taxes..i should be able to still have an EBT card to pick out my own food....the ones abusing the system need caught and prosecuted because they are ruining it for the honest people...anyone buying steak and lobster are obviously selling it half price and keeping cash or lying to get over the amount that they should have.maybe make some food items unable to be bought with the EBT card...i think that is a fair solution as I don't buy expensive items and always get store brands and healthy options...they shouldn't be buying steak,lobster,cheetos,name brand sugary sodas or cakes....lawmakers need to fix this for me...NO FOOD BOXES PLEASE....

  • Alina Mustelier

    02/19/2018 11:02 AM

    I had to chuckle at your comments. This is a terrific way to save money while providing for those in need. What a concept.

  • Lacy Eaves

    02/19/2018 08:38 AM

    I remember the food "Commodities" that were passed out at local City centers from the 1950's. I still remember my great grandparents (who were both in their 90's) getting those and remembering how good the cheese was! This food was not delivered to their homes, someone had to go and stand in line for it. I remember as a child my Dad doing that for my grgrandparents! I have heard some stories about the abuse of the EBT cards the past several years! YES, this program needs a big CHANGE!!

  • Catherine Eames Hughes

    02/19/2018 06:48 AM

    The great thing about the plan is that it would be dietary specific so each household can get what they need for their own health. And the delivery food companies allow you to choose your menus and favorite foods within your diet plan. It would be a great help for diabetes and gluten free diets to name a few of the people who would benefit. The other way to implement this would be like the meals on wheels program. Except don't cook it just deliver menu ingredients once a week and leave it up to the people how and when to eat it. Save on delivery costs and if the ingredients are bought locally, or wic food is used it would be a huge help to the local market.

  • Lori Morris

    02/18/2018 11:52 PM

    I certainly hope we get the chance to see this plan in action. Of course it will hit some snags, and of course there will be those who find ways to abuse the program, but it would almost certainly be better than the program in place now. If you ever shop for groceries on the day EBT cards are filled, you would see some really disheartening examples of why the current system is ineffective. From extremely obese adults and children with their carts filled with soda, chips and cookies, to very well dressed, designer purse and iPhone carrying women who use the EBT card for groceries and cash for liquor and alcohol, the aisles and check-out lines are full of folks who are not using the program for what it was designed to do. The proposed changes would be a great start to returning this program one that actually benefits those who need it. I'm just guessing that the ones who really need the help and don't abuse the system are not the ones who are complaining. When I grew up, anyone who complained about the meal my mother cooked were invited to leave the table and come back when the rest of the family was finished to clear the table and wash the dishes. Complaints were kept to a minimum!

  • Marilyn Devoto

    02/18/2018 05:06 PM

    The food listed was once called commodities. These foods were picked up, not delivered. Fresh food, which is the real issue here, was not listed. The postage on these foods would bankrupt America even more so.

  • Dave Williams

    02/18/2018 04:10 PM

    Finally a start to some reason for the food stamp program, I don't dispute that Trump is unusual, and even though I voted for him I am not a big fan, but he is a huge win compared to the professional politicians that we have had to deal with for the last 50 or more years. I say give him a chance to mix it up. We cant go as wrong as with Obama.

  • Rebecca ANDERSON

    02/18/2018 03:58 PM

    I think this is a great idea!

    I want to thank you for your commentaries; I know I can trust them.

  • Martha Shuping

    02/18/2018 12:51 PM

    Yesterday, I clicked link from your page to find out what is the #1 food purchased by food stamps; there was an error message and I never saw the answer through your website. I googled this question & found a list showing the #1 "food" purchased by food stamps is: soft drinks (a.k.a. "soda pop," essentially sugar and carbonated water with zero nutritional value). If poor families with children are using food stamps to buy soft drinks as their #1 food item, tax payers are wasting their money. On the other hand, yes, compared to Americans not on food stamps, those on food stamps do buy about the same foods, in approximately the same quantities. Those not on food stamps also buy soft drinks - but only those on food stamps have this as their #1 purchase. If delivery of healthy foods straight to their door can allow delivery of MORE food at less cost to taxpayers, this seems to be a win-win. And I read that the proposal also still allows for some use of the current system of EBT cards that can be used at grocery stories, so it doesn't eliminate the cards, and doesn't eliminate choice, just gives a very easy cost-effective way to get some healthy foods delivered to the door. I work in a non-profit clinic that receives some government funding to serve very low income people, and some families say they do not have enough food even with food stamps. I think for some people, that may be true, that they may need additional assistance, and at times I have tried to help direct people to food banks etc. to supplement what they get. President Trump's plan sounds great - MORE food this way even though less cost to taxpayer. And food that has nutritional value, not just empty calories. Sounds good.

  • Sheryl Conaway

    02/18/2018 12:41 PM

    I agree. It would stop the selling of what they now have to have cash for drugs and other things.

  • Phyllis Glisson

    02/18/2018 11:54 AM

    I am a person who receives Food Stamps and would Love to receive healthy food. However, what is healthy for me, is different than what is healthy for someone else. You see I am allergic to many things that are added to canned goods. But fresh vegetables and fruits, meats, cheese, I will gladly accept.

  • KC

    02/18/2018 10:13 AM

    Mr. Huckabee -
    IT needs to be said often re the Parkland High School shooting - THIS HAPPENED IN A "GUN CONTROL ZONE" - a gun free zone - why don't people get it - Criminals ARE criminals BECAUSE THE BREAK THE LAW !
    Maybe if it had NOT been a GUN CONTROL ZONE, someone could have stopped this !

  • Larry Snyder

    02/18/2018 12:47 AM

    This is how it use to be. When I was young my father a WWII wounded vet was unable to work much. My parents would periodically go to a food distribution center and p/u a box of staples. This was and could be again a win / win situation. The farmers get paid for their surpluses, and individuals were able to feed their families. This is a good idea and will eliminate some current abuses.

  • Earl and Katherine Spoeneman

    02/17/2018 10:17 PM

    Hello Governor Huckabee, we have been watching the horrific news about the young 19 year old man who shot and killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida. First of all, we are for our second amendment but please let President Trump know we want him to propose a gun law to stop the sale of Automatic Weapons. Those types of weapons need to be locked up by our highest military staff so the average person cannot put his hands on them. They are for our military personnel, not normal citizens.

    Secondly, President Trump needs to reach out to the medical field for better institutions for the mentally ill. If this young man, Nikolas, would have had family and friends who cared about him and better facilities, they could have helped him. We need affordable facilities for the mentally ill.

  • Lynn Sargent

    02/17/2018 09:29 PM

    Awesome idea. I have given groceries to someone who asked for money. I have bought a McDonald's burger for panhandler in place of cash handout. Shopping for and cooking healthful meals can sometimes be daunting. Giving real food is a great idea. It makes fraud less likely also. For all the reasons you listed, it's win-win-win-win.

  • Charles M

    02/17/2018 08:01 PM

    After reading about 5 pages of the comments supposedly written by people with computers or smartphones (I had to pay for mine), I am sick to my stomach. What seemed like a good idea is totally disparaged. Therefore I propose the end of EBT and just stock distribution centers with surplus food where these people can go to shop and pay a small amount out of their welfare checks for what they want - gotta have some skin in the game, right, or you don't appreciate it, make do, stretch the stuff like mama used to do, etc. Now you complain about this and that instead of being grateful to be able to eat. I used to regularly run out of money a few days before my meager payday, but got by on some crackers, soup, peanut butter, etc. Now they "require" organic carrots and tri-color quinoa?? Give me a break...Sorry, but these whiners piss me off. Now you can hate on me for pages! ;-)

  • Florence Scott

    02/17/2018 07:06 PM

    What a great idea.its sure worth a try. Your comments are sadly true. What a sad state our country has turned into. I pray our President will be able to change things. He has done well in spite of the liberals that seem to care more for themselves than the people. God bless you for speaking the truth

  • Maris Spiers

    02/17/2018 06:30 PM


    There are billboards in our area saying that one in five children are starving. The first time I saw this I commented to my husband that the bil,board cannot be right. The number of food pantries in the area alone would keep families fed including children.

    Food stamps are supposed to be used to buy food for the family. So, if that is happening then why are children starving?

    I believe the program that President Trump wants to suggest would most certainly cut down on any irregular spending of food stamps. And to be perfect,y honest I do not know a lot about food stamps.

    While I agree with the fact it will save the country money I do have one Caution.

    My daddy was receiving meals on wheels in his later years. We would talk about the program briefly, mostly that his meal had been delivered. Not knowing a lot about that program either other than what my daddy would tell me over the phone in our conversation I did not think to much of it.

    When he passed away I and my family flew home for his memorial. While in his lake cabin I opened the refrigerator and was Stunned! Stacked up in the bottom of His refrigerator were black styrophome bases with Very Little food on it. The food was on each of the black bases was so well preserved until you would have thought the one I was holding; delivered six months earlier looked as if it could have been delivered the day before we arrived.

    The Caution is: the meals on wheels did not care if daddy had enough food to fill him up. Meals on wheels is a company that is paid to create the meals and deliver to elderly people. Daddy being the resourceful person he was had a fresh hot meal delivered to him nightly.

    Please be careful of any group you hire that they will sincerely care about the people they are feeding. That they will not cut corners to save money. We have found out via the FBI and other Government Agencies that have not been closely monitored how they can easily find ways to cut corners, make their own rules and not care about Americans in general.

    In summing what I said:

    Be careful of the companies hired that they will deliver a quality product

    Be careful that the company will not decide to cut corners or make their own rules

    And be very careful in the selection process that is the kind of company President Trump wants and will support.

    We are very pleased with his administration to date. He is doing a fantastic job. It is s blessing that most Americans are now turning off CNN and other news sources who are doing nothing but bad mouthing the President for his outstanding pk,if yes in wanting to see America a Great Nation strong again.

    God Bless You

  • Jed Dewey Farmer

    02/17/2018 05:59 PM

    I truly wish you would have someone check your links for all stories , I still have no idea what the most purchased food with food stamps is.

  • Janice Butler

    02/17/2018 04:40 PM

    These are the folks who want all of the "free stuff" they're entitled to. And they can't get all of the things they shouldn't. Here in KY Gov. Bevin has proposed those on welfare work, do volunteer work or perform community service. Our Legislative Session is nearly over so hopefully they were supportive. I'm beyond tired of paying for the lazy. Yep!

  • Mary Westcott

    02/17/2018 03:19 PM

    Some complain that providing food in place of a portion of the value of food stamps reduces food choices. While that may be true, let's remember that our nation is using borrowed money to fund many of our government programs. We have a responsibility to use these funds wisely. The nation does not have a responsibility of providing lots of choices at the dinner table. In fact it could be argued that this nation has no responsibility to provide food for the dinner table. Perhaps the responsibility lies in each of us as citizens helping a neighbor in need. God, himself, provided manna for his chosen nation, Israel. It was adequate nutrition, but some of the people complained then also. Many times it is wiser to give a needy person a bag of groceries rather than an envelope of cash. Yes, it can be humbling to accept assistance, but assistance should be received with gratitude, not with a complaint that it is not what we wanted.

  • Linda Radosevich

    02/17/2018 01:54 PM

    I've stood in grocery lines behind people who are using food stamps to buy steak and hamburger...for their DOGS! They freely admitted it to the cashier "because food stamps don't pay for dog food." And other people in my small city don't have transportation to go pick up their food boxes. I think President Trump's plan is a great idea!

  • Gina Dockery

    02/17/2018 01:48 PM

    I believe this is a great idea! Win, win, win!

  • Anna Angeline Angel Bakos

    02/17/2018 12:56 PM

    President Trump made a brilliant suggestion. A Blue Apron gift card was given to me at Christmas & I am delighted to use it. One bug issue for me is that individuals
    who have the financial means, are able purchase organic products that those on Stamps are prevented due to higher prices.
    Many stores use suppliers I know are not trustworthy because of their slaughter & butcher operations. Bovine tuberculosis is a problem & unhealthy operations cause much of this disease!
    Sorry to mention one, Tyson Foods has a product I eill not buy. I have read several books about the history & growth of the company; the founder was righteous but the family successors have a despicable history of abuse in many forms - even to manipulating government rules!
    Stores like Kroger often provide produce that even though irganic are apt to deteriorate extremely fast! I stand by this statement based on 4 of my associated comments as well!
    I enthusiastically support the recommendation of our President! It is encouraging to realize he is thinking ‘out if the box.’ The Predident has not tackled the issues of the food industry! Issues such as the use of GMO seeds & application of products containing glysophate have been cast aside. The Predidentbheads a family of children & grandchildren who can afford to purchase all organic products that most Americans are unable to afford! I campaigned & voted for this President & have refrained from criticism until recently! He has demonstrated that he is a leader & President of all the people of this country & this must include those of us who are fighting for a healthy food supply! Please have the appropriate, knowledgeable individuals counsel him about such issues! (Request: the opinions of FDA & USDA should not be the last word!!!

  • Mitch Williams

    02/17/2018 12:43 PM

    Great idea. So many waste the card on unnecessary things and children go hungry!

  • Wiliam Van

    02/17/2018 11:57 AM

    Follow up. I read through some of the comments posted here concerning this program. It seems the only people who do not like the idea are those who are now, or have in the past had to use snap. More than likely dims who are druggies or alcoholics. They feel they are losing control under this system. I call BS on that and their complaints. One said it is humiliating to have to use snap...apparently they did not read where you stated that the staple foods would be shipped to them. Another said that some people have special dietary requirements and this program could not fill that need....I call BS on that as well. Doctors can provide dietary requirements to the patient that can be communicated to the programs admin and can be satisfied via this program. Yet another claimed that powdered milk and eggs were not healthy for their kids (I agree with that. I used to have to consume that junk when I was in the Navy and at sea after we ran out of real milk and eggs....yuck!) Vouchers can be supplied for fresh milk and eggs....fresh milk and eggs for the recipient only. Another said that their intelligence was being insulted....REALLY? Another BS call. PLEASE insult my intelligence by sending me free stable food every month....PLEASE? There is no end to dumb arsed naysayers on any subject. Amazing!

  • Wiliam Van

    02/17/2018 11:41 AM

    Sounds good to me! This program reminds me of the "Commodities" that welfare recipients and the Native Americans use to receive (waaaay back when I was a kid). It was good food and tasted better than what could and can be bought from retail grocers. (I have tasted it when I was a kid and had Choctaw friends that received commodities). An example of the stuff I liked was the peanut butter. I pay HIGH prices for natural peanut butter from grocery stores. Natural peanut butter consists of roasted peanuts and salt only, while most other peanut butter sold in stores have a lot of added stuff, to include sugar, that I do not want to eat. When I get my peanut butter home from the store I have to stir to mix it up because the peanut butter sinks to the bottom of the jar and the peanut oil floats to the top. I keep it in my refrigerator so that it stays mixed. Best peanut butter in the world and it is the same peanut butter that was issued as commodities to welfare recipients and my Choctaw friends when I was a kid. Under that program, the staple foods were portioned out by the lb per month according to how many people were in the family unit. Great idea, in my opinion. (Commodity cheese was good too!)

  • Ida L. Johnson

    02/17/2018 09:59 AM

    I think President Trump has hit on the perfect plan. I know people who get food stamps and sell them for half price. How does that help their children? If the food is delivered to the home it is available to the kids. Maybe the kids will get to it before the parent has a chance to sell it.

  • Thomas Douglas Roper

    02/17/2018 08:45 AM

    There is a difference between wants and needs. When people abuse a service all suffer. The food stamp program has been abused for years and noe it hurts those that DONT abuse it.
    Food stamps is meant to prevent starvation and T-bone steak is not necessary to alleviate that. My wife and I are on social security and are paycheck to paycheck. We get $15 a month. We are not starving by any means. The household comprises a single working mom, a 4 year old and my wife and I.

  • Nancy Watt

    02/17/2018 08:17 AM

    Mike I think it would work. The consumer would have the ability to select the food they prefer, lose weight, save the travel, great for home bound and it would save US billions. A decision that "Solomon" would make and he was the wisest man that lived a definite win-win.

  • Alison Jamieson

    02/17/2018 07:17 AM

    I take it that you have never had to use SNAP. We have a few times after housing crisis and husband had no work. One has a feeling of shame. Now the government wants to increase the shame by deciding what poor people should eat. We all know that poor people are incapable of making decisions. I find it very offensive that they decide what kind of crap insurance we get, or should we have cell phones. We pay taxes too. We are not lazy. I am a Pharmacy Technician, and husband is a builder. We are not to blame when a president crashes a housing market, and offers no retraining for a different career. We pay our mortgage, bills, but sometimes have needed a bit of help. DSS makes people feel like they are less than. We also have made sure our kids get educated. One is a nurse, 2 are at Catholic Colleges, and one is now looking at pre med. Stop acting like taking choice away from people is a good thing. It’s degrading.

  • edna hubert

    02/17/2018 07:02 AM

    I thank it is a great idea!!!! I would like that myself if I qualified.

  • Debra Jones

    02/17/2018 06:10 AM

    I think it is a great idea. I have wanted to purchase these boxes but could not afford as my family are picky eaters everyone different. To me this would be like the recipients eating especially well, healthy and high end. Great deal for them. Of course there would have to be an allotment of some sort for their milk, juices, eggs and bread but overall I think they would be happy with it. I know I would be delirious not having to go to store and deciding how to stretch my food budget. I hope it passes for these needy patrons.

  • catherine nelson

    02/17/2018 05:43 AM

    I am on ssi. I have custody of 2 grankids. I get stsmos for them.I do not want the government telling me what to feed my kids. Canned meat and powdered milk? Not very healthy. I do not own a car..I admit I buy ice cream once a month as a treat for them..oh, and a variety box of chips for lunches. Perhaps if I got more of my ssi retirement money I wouldnt need stamps. Get all the illegals off stamps..tighten approval standards..and start busting the foreigners that use them to supply the stores theyve been given! Leave me to buy FRESH FRUITS AND VEGGIES FOR MY LITTLE ONES! Thank you..God Bless America!

  • GG Prosper

    02/17/2018 04:39 AM

    I am concerned that there has been no mention of the dietary needs of special health issues such as Celiac, Diabetes, Allergies to Wheat, Peanuts, etc. If ignored, these conditions can be fatal. Another concern: there would be no access to fresh fruits and vegetables. I suggest that the present food plans be administered with strict limits on HOW the cards can be used, and additionally, a requirement of a certain amount of community service hours per week.

  • susan mayes

    02/17/2018 03:05 AM

    l am a senior citizen, single, and l totally depend on snap benefits. l cook at home and eat cheaply and healthy. l have never bought an expensive cut of meat, and fresh produce is more often than not too expensive, so l go the frozen vegetable route. having a random box of food that l did not select myself is a frightening thought. Eat what the government tells me to eat is totally offensive. as for buying non food items with snap benefis, l've never done that or seen anyone else do it for that matter. lt rings up and the total of non food items must be paid for with money. l haven't earn out at a restaurant in 5 years. this idea of this program does not consider all parameters and should be further researched before consideration of implementation. lastly, though l do benefit from snap, l worked hard and paid taxes for many years, so while l would prefer to be able to pay for my groceries, l believe l have paid for the right to receive them. this box idea needs to be fully researched on the negative impact or done away with altogether.

  • Brenda Powell

    02/17/2018 02:50 AM

    Most ppl. who receive food stamps need them and they dont wast them buying high priced or junk food, as i read the comments they talk as tho they will never need a helping hand i wonder if they would want the Gov. telling them what they can or cannot eat not every one is to stupid to buy food i think there will be a lot of wast of food .

  • Teresa Gurries

    02/17/2018 02:00 AM

    It is a good idea, but I think it needs to be thought through a little more. Food allergies, intolerances, etc.I have read a little bit (and heard) about concerns over the way some people choose to eat. I'm not so concerned with that. It's nobodyelse's business how people eat, other than the people eating it. I also read concerns over food being stolen from doorsteps. That's avalid concern. Perhaps a signature should be required when food is delivered.

  • Gail Sorensen

    02/17/2018 01:32 AM

    They don't want real food assembled by someone else delivered to their doors!! They want the freedom to buy steaks and all kinds of things that wouldn't be as good for them!!

  • Clara Mizell

    02/17/2018 01:09 AM

    I am a Republican, and I love Donald Trump. But, I disagree with this idea. To me, it is dehumanizing to not be able to select one’s own food. It seems Socialistic. I have used Food Stamps. Many if not most who use are poor, elderly, and/or disabled. Not true these people use Food Stamps for drugs, alcohol, or junk food. Food Stamps can be a lifesaver. But no one I have known is proud to have to use them. I say, don’t insult them further.

  • Brian Jacobs

    02/17/2018 12:21 AM

    Where can I get one of those $20 bill pooping unicorns? I’ve got a pooping dog I’d like to replace.