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Breitbart: More People on Food Stamps Than Populations of 24 States Combined

Chestertonfan Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 9:30 AM
Question for you. If a percentage of those "starving" people use their other cash to buy cell phones, IPads, and hair extensions, would those people really be starving without the food stamps? I think you have to separate out those who are truly in need from those who aren't. Also, the dismantling of work fare is a tragedy. Being Christian, by the way, has nothing to do with charity using other people's money. Get your story straight.
Under President Obama the participation rate in the food stamp program has skyrocketed—one in seven Americans now receives food stamps. To keep up with the demands of the burgeoning program, spending has thus “doubled from roughly $39 billion in 2008 to an estimated $85 billion in 2012,” and nearly quadrupled since 2000. According to Heritage, “Today, the food stamps program is one of the largest and the fastest growing of the roughly 80 welfare programs funded by the federal government.” With that said, brace yourself for Breitbart’s findings: “The number of individuals on food stamps now exceeds the...