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The rise in food stamps is a marker of income inequality, not laziness among the poor
The rise in food stamps is a marker of income inequality, not laziness among the poor

Since four-fifths of all food stamp recipients are elderly, disabled, children, or already working at wages so low they still qualify for the benefit, it's hard to understand Republicans who think they can reduce costs of the program by getting more recipients into the workforce ("10 states to test food stamp work programs," Mar. 21). The real question: How is it that there are twice as many people receiving food stamps now than there were in 2008, including 22 percent of America's children who live below the official poverty level, while at the same time corporations and big banks have been turning record profits and the number of billionaires has been steadily rising?...

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