I live in one of the above target states, and here is what I observe in my community--Several of the families are on food stamps 1. Because they DO NOT want to work. 2. Most are able bodied, but have beat the system through their BOGUS disability such as Back problems (these people mow yards, go camping, ride horses), mental disorders (One man actually pretends to be crazy occasionally), asthma (can out-walk me), etc. 3. Once you get on food stamps that qualifies you for all of the other free stuff too. These people may only get $50 per month in food stamps, but that still is the gateway to other assistance. They are totally able to live off the gov't and have as much as my family who works.