The number of households enrolled in the program also increased from 22,684,463 in August to 22,973,698 in September, an increase of 289,235. The average benefit, according to the new data, was $134.29 per person and $278.89 per household."I wonder how many of those on food stamps are minimum wage Wal-Mart workers. I wonder how many of those on food stamps are on active military duty. I wonder how many of those on food stamps are Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who are mentally and/or physically unable to work. And Vietnam vets too.I wonder how many of those on food stamps are Tea Partiers who bemoan government of any kind to anybody.These people and many others are getting supplemental assistance to keep their kids and themselves from going to bed hungry.I'll bet there's some cheating. I'll bet there are some people who would cheat at bingo.Some people would rather see these people starve or steal. Me? I'm proud to say my taxes help those people (mostly-red staters) keep going.
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