Do you ever wonder why some people get food stamps?
Living in close proximity to MSU we shop in the same Meijer store as many of the MSU students. Frequently when we are checking out in the same self-check lanes we will see the students checking out.
We see the beer and liquor items, clothing and other miscellaneous items that they are buying. They pay for these items with cash, check, or a credit card. Then we see them run their food items through and out comes the Food Assistance Card.
With 48,000,000, 16% of the population, receiving food assistance you have to wonder if they should really be getting this type of help and how much abuse is actually taking place in the government assistance programs.
For an enlightening article on what one write for the Wall Street Journal experienced while he was shopping, click on the following story link: