My MOTHER told me I should apply for food stamps. I told her NO. Her argument was that my tax dollars already paid for it, and that I probably qualified (which I probably did at the time). But still, NO. I don't believe in it. If I "need" them, then I'm doing something wrong. Some people I know, with children and legit jobs, buy their food with the food stamps, and use their earned money to pay for cigarettes, beer and lottery tickets. I see that every day at my job. It wouldn't surprise me, given how much damage our government has done to natural resource industries, if there were farmers on food stamps. There are certainly fishermen.