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Monday, February 18, 2013

Food Stamp usage explodes in sunny Florida, despite economy improving, and employment on the rise

Eat up all you freeloaders!  The cheeseburgers are on us; your friendly neighborhood poor working stiff taxpayer

From Eric Dondero:

Something don't jive with recently released Federal SNAP statistics for the State of Florida.  Seems the employment situation is improving slightly, yet there's been a huge increase in Floridians receiving taxpayer subsidized food and beverages.  

The Orlando Sentinel reports,  "Food stamp use further increases":
The number of people on food stamps continued to grow in 2012 in South Florida and the state as a whole despite a falling unemployment rate and  a recovering economy, according to Florida records.  
Some of the increase might stem from fraud: A study released this week by the state found a 7.5 percent rate of fraud, waste and abuse in Florida’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. More than $100 million in fiscal year 2010–11 could have potentially been lost to fraud, waste and abuse, according to the report. 

 Editor's comment - Oh, some of the increase is due to fraud.  Well now, that makes it all better.

1 comment:

Charlie said...

The economy isn't improving anywhere. It's all bullshit numbers and investors are relying on this illusion and group think to perform a classic "Pump and Dump"

2014 is going to suck my friends. The GOP should clean up if they can stay out of the way of their own stupid... I give them a 50/50 shot at best :-)