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The American Welfare State

Ann Anon Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 1:13 PM
I was there when Ike was elected and the democrats talked about him just like you are talking about the GOP now. You can't have your cake and eat it too. Either we are good administrators and the country prospers under our direction or not. If you tell the truth you will be well on the way to becoming one of us.

Throughout the presidential campaign, Republican candidates pointed to the number of food stamp recipients -- increasing from 33 million people in 2009 to 43 million in 2012 -- as a sign that poverty had skyrocketed under President Obama. But a new study suggests that the reason there has been such an increase in food stamp recipients during the last four years is even more pernicious.

The study's authors, George Mason University's David Armor and Sonia Sousa, argue that the food stamp program can no longer be regarded as an anti-poverty program because nearly half of its recipients are above the...