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Food Stamp Fraud and Twinkies

Greg417 Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 10:38 AM
Good point below that it's not just poor recipients we should be targeting for fraud prevention. Major grocery/retail/food producing/agriculture corporations spend plenty of lobbying dollars on maintainting this profit stream.

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...