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Sad: More Americans Than Ever Use Food Stamps for Thanksgiving

Steve of CA Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 5:58 AM
"Do you think that EBT* should be a free-for-all, including McDs and all junk food?" No. "It used to have restrictions. Shouldn't there be limits, say via the 'food pyramid', for what can be bought? " Yes. "If all the fast food places providing non nutritional 'food' have access to the EBT system, isn't that corporate welfare also?" Fast food is not necessarily non-nutritional

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...