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Food Stamp Fraud and Twinkies

Greg417 Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 10:35 AM
I lived in a poorer area a few years ago and it was well known that you could purchase someone else's food stamps for about $0.50 on the dollar. Although the program did help some in real need, most recipients got far more than they used and were always eager to sell. This doesn't include the 'single' moms living with baby daddy who didn't count his income in the need equation.

The federal food stamp program—now called SNAP—is attracting a lot of media coverage. One reason for this is that the program’s costs have exploded—spending more than quadrupled during the Bush-Obama years to $82 billion in 2013 (see here and here p. 16). The Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations all took steps to loosen the purse strings on food stamp eligibility, and those changes have led to the ballooning costs of recent years during the stagnant economy.

Aside from the rising costs, two other...