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The American Welfare State

bigwheel4482 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 9:57 AM
I work for BOA and at the end of each month of get dozens of calls a day from people wanting to know when their SSI check will be there and most of them can barely speak english.
Ann Anon Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 1:21 PM
Silly! If they learn to speak English they might have to get a job as a translator or something!

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...