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      05-14-2010, 10:40 AM   #8
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Just because someone supports social programs and the expansion of the safety net doesn't make them opposed to eliminating corruption within those programs. I fully support benefits for those who need them, as well as improvements in the system to prevent abuse of said programs. I think the abuse factor is extremely overstated. Food stamps are one of the most succesful social programs in history, they generate something like $1.7 of economic activity for every dollar invested. Can you buy liquer for foodstamps in some trampy parts of the country? Probably. However that does not mean that the program itself is unsuccesful or that it should be scrapped.
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