Instead of doling out food stamps---set up eating areas that provide food to eat at the site to those needing food. This would ---eliminate the abuse of food stamps to buy cigarettes, I-pods, booze, drugs etc ---create jobs---people to prepare and serve, etc the food at such locations ---foster better family cohesiveness among the poor by having it so that entire families would eat together ---people who are poor and need food should welcome such a program. It would deter abusers of the food stamp system. ---the food would be healthy food not junk food, booze, etc that would greatly help the children I'm a lib dem and agree with GOP/cons that food stamp system is a nightmare in many ways. The issue is better alternatives. Of which starvation is not one. The above would be a transition step only. With the goal being the poor not sucking forever on the taxpayer teat.