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Fla. Bill Would Ban Buying Sweets With Food Stamps

Florida’s poor can use food stamps to buy staples like milk, vegetables, fruits and meat. But they can also use them to buy sweets like cakes, cookies and Jell-O and snack foods like chips, something a state senator wants stopped.

02/05/2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during his Florida primary night party on Jan. 31, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Romney: ‘I’m Not Concerned About The Very Poor’

Looking ahead, Romney said his campaign is focused squarely on middle-income Americans — to the exclusion of others at either end of the spectrum. But his comments about the poor Wednesday appeared certain to be fodder for critics.

02/01/2012