POSTED: Friday, October 8, 2010 - 6:22am
UPDATED: Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 8:40am
42 million Americans are on food stamps right now, a record number. That totals $6 billion in spending on food stamps a year.
The number of people on food stamps is up 20% in just the last year.
In an effort to stop obesity, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Governor David Paterson are calling for a ban on sugary drinks for those on food stamps.
Items such as alcohol and cigarettes are already banned.
Should people receiving food stamps be allowed to buy sugary drinks?