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Sad: More Americans Than Ever Use Food Stamps for Thanksgiving

Petrus64 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 8:49 PM
Limited in use to healthy food choices; Rice, beans, Veggies, Some meats (no lobster), and no sugar crapp. And certainly no fast food outlets. If people don't like that, they can spend some of their pocket change on stuff that's making them sick. Just think how much money we could save on Medicare if the Govt wasn't complicit in creating customers...

Just another one of the myriad blessings many of us can be grateful for this Thursday: a Thanksgiving turkey. A new study from the Sunlight Foundation indicates that, thanks to economic hardship, more Americans than ever will be forced to set their Thanksgiving tables using food stamps -- hardly a budget that allows for an opulant feast on a day centered around dinner.

The Food Stamp Challenge, which challenges higher-income families to live as if they are on food stamps, estimates that a person on food stamps has a budget of about $1.25 per meal. In other...