Point/Counterpoint: Lemonade Stands

Overzealous law enforcement has been a controversial issue in this country recently, from Ferguson to Baltimore, and now to Overton, Texas.

It was there that police shut down the lemonade stand of sisters Andria and Zoey Evans, 8 and 7 years old. This has happened time and time again.

In a departure from our usual format, SCS has brought in an outside expert who wished to remain anonymous, but whose name rhymes with Tallman Slushie. This way both sides of this argument can be heard.

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Preventing the nation from being caught in a poverty trap

Like all good-thinking Americans, I’ve always considered the food stamp program to be a terrible burden on this country. It forces the nation’s poor into a poverty trap and puts a serious strain on the country’s taxpayers.

That’s why I applauded when Congress came to a bipartisan agreement in January that would cut food stamp benefits by up to $90 a month for around 850,000 families, on top of the $36 a month cuts (the average for a family of four) from November.

But now new information is coming out that shows there might be a cost to these cuts.

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