Let's say, for argument; I have a government program. This program's primary function is to make food free for every consumer. The government would have to pay restaurants, fast food vendors, supermarkets and the like enough to cover their costs, and, upon receiving receipts from vendors, add additional funds to cover that as well. In short, the Burden of Payment is now on the government, not the consumer. How much taxes must the average person pay to cover and maintain this system?
Try to get in touch with reality. The government eventually kills everything it controls. That is why the country no longer has railroads. Several countries let the government control foods. They are the countries that have famines.
TANSTAAFL - "There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch."