One of the first things Obama did as president was expand the food stamp program. Naturally, this led to abuse of the program by people who didn’t need it. Now, food stamp fraud has hit an all time high.
From the FOX News Insider:
Food Stamp Fraud at All-Time High: Is It Time to End the Program?
Food stamp fraud is at an all-time high, with cases this year including a state lawmaker and even a millionaire.
According to the USDA, $70 million of taxpayer money was wasted in 2016 due to food stamp fraud.
On “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, Abby Huntsman discussed the issue with New York City Councilman Joe Borelli and 2008 Clinton campaign adviser Jehmu Greene.
“The SNAP program…has been ripe with problems almost since its inception,” said Borelli, who argued that the program’s costs are out of control.
Borelli mentioned a House Committee on Agriculture report that talks about a number of ways to determine new criteria for people to qualify for food stamps.
Greene noted that 45 percent of food stamp recipients are under the age of 18 and another nine percent are over the age of 60, meaning the program is responsible for keeping these young and elderly people out of poverty.
She also said the program helps the local economy, with $9 being pumped back into the community for every $5 in food stamps spent.
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It’s very funny to watch Democrats call an entitlement program an economic stimulus.
Only a liberal could follow that logic.