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Food Stamp 'Fraud' Going Through The Roof...State Lawmaker And A Millionaire Caught!

Cain't have nuthin'! Remember our elders used to say that? Usually every time somebody acted a fool and broke something; spoiled something, or stole something. I swear, the "criminal few" will always find a way to spoil things for the "honest many." If there is a will there is a way has found itself into every possible scenario, its just a darn shame it rears its ugly head when it comes to providing resources for the poor. Families relying on the Food Stamp Program aka SNAP aka EBT are now in danger of losing their resource because fraudulent claims are at an all time high — this year, they even include a state lawmaker and millionaire. Oh if you could read my lips at this very moment. Even my mama would disown me! According to the USDA, $70 million of taxpayer money was wasted in 2016 due to food stamp fraud. "The SNAP program...has been ripe with problems almost since its inception," New York City Councilman Joe Borelli told 'Fox & Friends' on Tuesday. He also said the cost of the program is out of control. And 2008 Clinton campaign adviser Jehmu Greene, who reveals that 45-percent of those who get food stamps are under 18 years old or over the age of 60, added that the program helps the local economy, with $9 being pumped back into the community for every $5 in food stamps spent. "I think there are going to be bad apples in any program, so how do you weed those out? That should be the focus," Greene said. I agree. Dismantling the entire program puts a lot of people who rely on this resource to live, basically, would be more than unfair. It would be a real travesty. The poor should not have to suffer further due to the criminal actions of, in this case, the wealthy. A millionaire? A state lawmaker? Are you kidding me? I hope "the book" gets thrown at them both!

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