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Sad: More Americans Than Ever Use Food Stamps for Thanksgiving

Kirk72 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 8:34 PM
Kate, I have an issue right off the bat "Thanksgiving tables using food stamps -- hardly a budget that allows for an opulant feast on a day centered around dinner." Thanksgiving was a day centered on giving thanks to God for all his blessings, not a "opulent" feast centered on a dinner. Your over all take is good though.
Dot32 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 9:30 PM
First off, is everyone entitled to an "opulant feast?" Those who work and earn can gorge without guilt. Those who are eating courtesy of the US taxpayer should be glad for what they have. This entitlement is getting on my nerves!
mary anne24 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 9:40 PM
Good point. Growing up, my family who were poor when they came to America, had to do with very little...but we never knew it as kids.

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...