I was in the grocery store the other day. Low and behold, the obese 20-year-old male standing in front of me bought five liters of coke — not Diet Coke — and six bags of candy on his Iowa food stamp debit card. I asked the clerk if that was legal, and he said yes. Yet, the government wants to control the taxpayers of this country and tell them what to eat. I guess if the Democrats crack down on food stamps, nobody would vote for them.

Daniel Nicholson

Davenport