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Sad: More Americans Than Ever Use Food Stamps for Thanksgiving

Petrus64 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 12:24 AM
But they are being used in such places, state by state... And even worse, all junk food including poison additves are allowed, and therefore subsidized by the WH despite the rhetoric of the First Lady.... And Vitamins are outlawed?

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...