I found that truly enlightening. I work with the food stamp recipients, and I have a totally different outlook than the sob stories presented here. For the majority of the clients I work with, Food Stamps/handouts/welfare are a way of life. We shouldn't be increasing alottments, we should be cutting them off. This program is a disaster at best. If the American public really knew what was going on to keep these people on the Welfare system, they would be outraged.
I also find it amusing that one of your staffers was able to loose weight during this challenge: could you please give lectures on this? The majority of the people I work with are overweight, so they aren't starving as far as I can tell. One minute people are criticizing how fat people are on food stamps, the next they complain that you don't get enough to eat. Which is it? They are either getting something to eat or they aren't. No one in this State, especially in a town the size of Memphis is starving.
By Leonard Gill
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