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Food Stamps Surge for Thanksgiving

Food Stamps Surge for Thanksgiving. US News and World Report notes "a 70 percent increase since 2007, and the cost to feed all of those people hit a record $72 billion last year."

Leftists are pushing a fabled "Food Stamp Challenge." New Jersey Mayor Corey Booker is the latest to push the scam"Lets you and I try to live on food stamps in New Jersey (high cost of living) and feed a family for a week or month."

The con is that you do not need to be a family to receive food stamps. There are young, healthy single people getting food stamps, especially if they're taking a couple of college courses. They don't get as much but they shouldn't be getting anything from the federal government. They will not starve to death.

What did people do before Lyndon Johnson created the national expectation for the federal government to guarantee food to everyone? Did they struggle? Sure. Did they die of starvation in the streets? No.  Did they turn to neighbors, family, charity? Yes. On a side note, how many people who supposedly can't pay for their own basic needs will be breaking down the doors at Walmart?