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