Argus attacks SD Retailers Association, claiming the association “lies in email”

Wow! This sure sounds like a battle is brewing, and someone is throwing down. From the Argus Leader:

The South Dakota Retailers Association is spreading false information to members in an effort to keep federal food stamp data hidden from the public.

and..

Jon Arneson, a lawyer who represented the Argus Leader in the lawsuit, said the Retailers Association was “conspicuously disseminating misinformation” to arouse its membership.

Arneson said the Retailers Association’s contention that a confidentiality provision is necessary to prevent the public from knowing “exactly what your customers are purchasing with their SNAP benefits” is untrue.

Read it here.

I actually don’t think I’ve seen the state’s largest newspaper claim that the state’s largest trade association is lying before. In a related note, retailers of South Dakota, advertising space is available at dakotawarcollege.com

13 Replies to “Argus attacks SD Retailers Association, claiming the association “lies in email””

  1. Anonymous

    Is Shaun Lyons still there? What is the update on his health?

    It’s odd that the argus wants the info anyway. They are a liberal paper.

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  2. Springer

    If I have to pay for your SNAP benefits, and I do, I should have a say in how those benefits are used. Only good, healthy, nutritious foods….no chips, pop, candy, etc.

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  3. Anonymous

    SNAP has become more corporate welfare more than anything. There is a reason why places like Papa Murphy’s throws money towards lobbiest who push for food stamps. EBT should be gone. WIC should be promoted. Just don’t expect big chain restaurants to be on board because much of their income comes directly from the taxpayers.

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  4. anon

    This is ridiculous. Special interest trying to protect their own. We should absolutely know on a macro level where those dollars are being spent and for what type of items.

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  5. Cliff Hadley

    The feds are always casual in pursuing fraud and abuse, and the $80 billion SNAP program is the poster child for how to rip off taxpayers and pay off favored constituencies. The rule of thumb is, the more opaque the information, the more waste and loss. So everyone in the program — recipients and stores alike — prefer letting this sleeping dog lie.

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    1. Anonymous

      What story? The one about a South Dakota Drama Queen professional victim that is the news again or update on SD retailers? 🙂

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