One fourth of the billions the government pays out to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance is for sweetened drinks and desserts.
Former Agriculture Secretary John Block, has an idea to cut that amount but he says it with a smile on his face. “There isn’t any easy answer. I have suggested that food stamp recipients be required to weigh in. If they weigh to much maybe no food stamps for them, or only fruits and vegetables. I’m just kidding.”
Block is more serious about Tax Reform and import taxes. Block says, “Let’s keep our eyes on the coming tax reform debate, it could have a huge impact.”