Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Rand Paul Calls for Lifting Food Stamps Ban for Convicted Drug Users

Rand Paul and Cory Booker on Monday re-introduced S. 675, the REDEEM Act, legislation to reform the nation's broken criminal justice system.

Among other things the Act would:
Lifts ban on SNAP and TANF benefits for low-level drug offenders: The REDEEM Act restores access to benefits for those who have served their time for use and possession crimes, and for those who have paid their dues for distribution crimes provided their offense was rationally related to a substance abuse disorder and they have enrolled in a treatment program.
I thought the libertarian/conservative idea was to eliminate SNAP and TANF, not expand the program. By all means let drug offenders go free, all of them, including major dealers, but don't provide them with access to food stamps. In fact, we should take non-criminals off food stamps.


1 comment:

  1. Walter Block argues that we should take money away from the government at every opportunity.