While I might personally be in favor of drug testing to receive food stamps, I offer the following as an alternative:
Have Michelle Obama develop a nutritious and healthy food plan for one that could be enlarged for a family. (Maybe the White House chef can help.)
Have the federal government buy all the necessary food at bulk prices. (The government used to stockpile butter and cheese from its Department of Agriculture subsidies.)
Have the federal government hire the chronically unemployed to box up the cartons for delivery to homes. (This would certainly help President Barack Obama's unemployment numbers.)
Have the federal government purchase or lease a fleet of Chevy Volts to be used in delivering the boxes to homes. (This would help General Motors, and the cars would not likely catch fire on short trips.)
Have Department of Energy employees deliver the boxes. (There are 160,000 employees, and they don't seem to be doing anything else.)
These suggestions would have many benefits:
Healthy and nutritious meals would be eaten, which would end obesity.
Fraud and waste in the food stamp program would be reduced.
Trading food stamps for cash would be stopped.
Food stamps could be used to buy alcohol or tobacco.
Photo IDs could be delivered and used to vote and cut down on voter fraud.
All the way around a great program. Win-win for everyone.
Robert W. Schmidt
Sun City Hilton Head