The financial crisis is over and the recession ended in 2009. But one of the federal government's biggest social welfare programs, which expanded when the economy convulsed, isn't shrinking back alongside the recovery.
Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as the modern-day food-stamp benefit is known, has soared 70% since 2008 to a record 47.8 million as of December 2012. Congressional budget...
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Everybody includes conservatives and there are likely many of them getting assistance. Going through the process I've learned that there are people who do abuse the system. People that feel like they're owed something by society so they take advantage of everything that they can to get ahead. There are people who are takers but not everyone who signs up for SSI, SSD, SNAP, or some other program is a parasite.
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