Sunday, June 5, 2011

KFC wants to accept food stamps in Kentucky

A lobbying firm for the company that owns Taco Bell and KFC wants people to be able to use food stamps to buy fast food...

LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Fast food giant Yum! Brands is lobbying Kentucky's governor to allow food stamp users to buy fast food.

Currently Kentucky's Food Assistance Program provides money to those in need to buy food -- but that does not include fast food.

Yum! says the elderly, disabled, and homeless should be able to use food stamps to buy hot meals, especially those unable to cook. But members of the African-American Think Tank disagree, as Rev. Gerome Sutton explains: "What that will ultimately do is, it will affect the health and well-being of our community and drive up the cost of health care for the state."

OMG. I've seen some of the customers at our local Taco Bell/KFC in action. Could you imagine if this went through? Don't think it's going to happen any time soon, though.Here's a KFC worker having what you might call a "bad day at work"...

Yum! wants Ky. food stamp users to be able to buy fast food - Louisville News Kentucky Indiana News Weather Sports

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