6th District Candidate Survey. Question 3 "President Trump wants to decide what food those receiving SNAP benefits can eat. What will you do to fight against this erosion of Hoosier rights?"
March 19, 2018
Muncie Resists just put out an excellent 15 question survey that was answered by all the primary candidates for the 6th District Democratic nomination. I am putting it on my blog for voters to view and compare the answers of the candidates in alphabetical order.
Question 3: President Trump wants to decide what food those receiving SNAP benefits can eat. What will you do to fight against this erosion of Hoosier rights?
George T. Holland: It will cost far more to do what President Trump wants to do than under the current program. I would vote no to any program which tells anyone what they have to eat even if they receive public assistance. In fact this is only an attempt to humiliate people who must rely upon assistance to provide for themselves and their families.
Jeannine Lee Lake: I will fight the move on a national and state level, but also work to erase the myth that 1. People on welfare don't deserve agency and 2. That people on welfare don't deserve occasional luxury via food. Additionally, I want to support programs that get people out of poverty permanently.
Kenneth (Jasen) Lave: Sounds like communism. And you got to watch because his cronies will use this as leverage, and invest in food source companies he chooses. We should offer food selection options, while providing healthy commodities too.
James Pruett: I wouldn't sign anything for that and I would fight for people to be treated like human beings who can make their own decisions.
Lane A. Siekman: I believe that the President's proposal is an attack on poor and working Hoosiers. It is also a logistical nightmare. It will take over $200 billion worth of food from low income Americans while increasing bureaucracy and reducing choices. I support the Agriculture Department's current SNAP program and will work to overturn any such detrimental changes when elected to Congress.
Joshua Williamson: I wouldn't sign anything for that and I would fight for people to be treated like human beings who can make their own decisions.