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Government shutdown elicits concern among food stamp recipients


According to USA Today, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has enough money to last one more year. That means the food stamp spigot will keep flowing for a long time regardless of what happens in Washington DC tonight.

Many food stamp recipients, however, have not gotten the message:




A few tweeters seem rather indignant about the prospect of an interruption in the government’s taxpayer-funded largesse:


It’s not just food stamp beneficiaries who are anxious, but also those who intend to buy food stamps on the black market:


He needn’t worry. Illegal commerce in food stamps is one of the few sectors of the U.S. economy that is quite strong … and it is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/09/30/looming-government-shutdown-elicits-concern-among-food-stamp-recipients/

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