A state lawmaker in Tennessee recently tried to change policy on food stamps to stop them being used for "junk food" like soda, ice cream, chips, etc. but since it's a federal program the bill idea was moot. But if Congress was to decide, I'd say no. I worked in the grocery industry and the bureaucracy is a constant headache there. That's a lot of stuff to filter out. I remember seeing people with the WIC vouchers and they just hold up lines because their items weren't approved by the program. Also the anti-welfare people are often very disillusioned on what it's like to be poor, like some think you can't be poor if you own a TV. I've never been on welfare myself, but if someone wants cookies, chips, or ice-cream then whatever.
What do you think?