Monday, January 24, 2005

The buck stops somewhere

Apparently, use of food stamps is up more than 20% in the last four years, with Pennsylvania reflecting a nationwide trend.
Besides more Pennsylvanians possibly hitting hard times from the economic downturn, state and federal officials point to changes in welfare-to-work rules that restored eligibility to people who lost food stamps as part of welfare reforms begun in 1996.
I can't really tell from this whether people are worse off or are just being better looked after in their poverty. Either way, all that Welfare Reform hasn't gotten a lot of people to a better level of existance.


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