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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Food $tamps ...

* graphic from New York Times indicating increase in food stamps by state

Fox News reports:

Food stamp costs to the taxpayer reached nearly a billion dollars ($858 million to be exact) in 2012. That compares to $330 million annually in the 2006-2008 period.

Many wonder whether America's obesity rates are rising due to outlandish monthly benefits of $1000.00 or more.

Some also question illegal "sales of food stamps" or the sale of the food once purchased at places like flea markets.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/18/feds-more-americans-selling-their-food-stamps-for-cash

The article below states that those receiving welfare and food stamps in New York in some cases make more than school teachers:

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