Taxpayer Twinkie Subsidies

I see Anna at DakotaWomen isn’t thrilled with today’s poverty potty break at the South Dakota Potty Break.

JAR at SDPB had written about his displeasure (as a taxpayer if nothing else, presumably) at seeing people on taxpayer-funded food stamps buying a bunch of junk food.

Anna responded:

I mean, I disapprove of yuppies in SUV’s using three parking spots and going into Hy-Vee to buy a seven dollar cup of Starbucks coffee and crates of bottled water that just come from a tap anyway, but I manage somehow not to post my contempt for them on the internet.

I’m not thrilled with yuppies in SUVs buying $7.00 cups of Starbucks coffee either. However, there’s one key difference between the aforementioned activities of the ungrateful food stamp recipient and the spoiled yuppie:

the taxpayer isn’t having his wallet lightened by the government to pay for the yuppie’s behavior, but the taxpayer is being legally plundered to subsidize the surly, unproductive Twinkie purchaser.

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