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Food Stamp Usage Has Quadrupled Among US Service Members Since '06

Offbeat  (tags: Food, Military, USA )

- 1676 days ago -
Food stamp usage among members of the US armed forces has quadrupled since 2006, as patrons of military commissaries used supplement to buy US$103.6 million of groceries in fiscal year 2013, according to the Defense Commissary Agency.


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Sue H (7)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 10:21 am
This is disgraceful.

Sue H (7)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 10:23 am
I meant to say that no one serving our country should have to depend on food stamps to just get by.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 5:56 pm
It should never happen. Shameful.

Linda C (88)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 6:55 pm
Yes, it is both shameful and disrespectful; these men/women and their families are serving this Country and the least we can do is take care of them better; and those that spent 20 or more years in service the this Country deserve the retirement benefits they were promised. Politics should not enter into this at all; the Country, both Democrat and Republican, owes them this compensation.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 2:44 am
This is shameful. Returning vets should've been offered full time employment with benefits to man our borders. Who better to keep America safe? What this administration has done to our veterans is disgraceful IMO.

SusanAWAY A (219)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 7:16 pm
I guess these are a big part of the people that the evangelical christian republican tea party considers the "takers." America, the richest country on the planet, should be ashamed that it treats our poor and needy this way, not to mention treating our military soldiers and their families in such a fashion.

Hell, why does some wall street banker, responsible for destroying so much or some corporate executive who does nothing, make millions in salary every year while someone putting their life on the line every day is making poverty wages.

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