It seemed ridiculous to me that Moby published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about what people should be allowed to buy with EBT cards, but then I read it, via screencap of some text someone posted on Twitter (you can't read WSJ for free), and it didn't seem like such a bad idea, aside from the part about people not being allowed to buy meat—a man of a certain size can't fill up on fruits and vegetables alone.
A cursory perusal of the Moby trending topic further convinced me that I was right about this: no one was disagreeing with Moby except transwomen, fat black women with blue checkmarks and white guys who sit around all day typing jokes into Twitter, e.g. "When will Fatboy Slim be issuing his response in the New Republic?" Therefore, Moby couldn't possibly be wrong.
I once worked at a store where people bought food with EBT cards, which didn't even carry fruits, vegetables and what have you. People would load up on those Little Debbie snack cakes, Pringles, soda and Landshire sandwiches. If they were eating anything else, they were getting it elsewhere. People who worked there never seemed to be eating anything else, so maybe they weren't. How they lived like that I have no idea. That must be why so many of these rappers drop dead at 43.
I probably could have qualified for "the welfare" for the first 10 or 15 years of my adult life. If I did, and I was told I could only get rice, beans, fruit, vegetables and hopefully, at the very least, some bacon to put in the beans, I would have been happy to have it. The idea that I was somehow being deprived because I wasn't being given free snack cakes wouldn't even have crossed my mind.