05 October 2013

6 Absurd Right-Wing Lies About Food Stamps

6 Absurd Right-Wing Lies About Food Stamps

The right-wing echo chamber has vilified food stamp users with a variety of absurd lies and myths. As a result, people will go hungry.

Myth #1: Food stamps are “growing exponentially” because of waste and fraud.

Myth #2: Cutting food stamps will make people get jobs because able-bodied people are getting food stamps instead of working.

Myth #3: Food stamps make people "dependent."

Myth #4: Food stamps are about politicians “buying votes” with other people’s money.

Myth #5: Food stamp recipients take drugs.

Myth #6: People use food stamps to buy cigarettes and alcohol.

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