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“Twinkies, Pop Tarts and Steak”

September 19th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

From the Busplunge blog:

Jetton said many Americans aren’t convinced there is a need to help when they observe welfare recipients buying “Twinkies, Pop Tarts and steak” at grocery stores.

“Americans pay their taxes, and they want to help other people. We’re a generous country,” he said. “But they get frustrated when they don’t see it going to the people who really need it.”

When Speaker Jetton sees someone pay for Twinkies, Pop Tarts and steak with food stamps, he assumes that they don’t really need the food stamps.

Jetton, a 40-year-old Marble Hill native, knows what it’s like to rely on food stamps. While attending Southwest Baptist University, he married a woman and adopted her child. Jetton reluctantly started receiving food stamps in 1988 after he and his wife had another child. Jetton thought he would get about $20 to help buy items such as orange juice. Instead, he received $388 a month to feed his family. Read more…

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