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  1. [...] I earlier posted this story about the governor of Oregons publicity stunt for food stamps.  I foolishly assumed that the essential facts of the story (21$) were accurate.  I mean no one would lie about something so easily checked right?  Foolish me.  Well, Bizzyblog took a closer look at the Food Stamp program and discovered that the governor fudged the facts for sensationalism. If $21 is indeed the correct per-person per-week Food Stamp benefit in Oregon, the example that immediately follows the table at the linked Fact Sheet page makes it perfectly clear that the $21 is what remains AFTER a person or family on Food Stamps has contributed what the Program believes they can contribute towards buying food from their own resources (a fairly complex calculation that is beyond the scope of this post, except of course to note its existence). It is definitely NOT what “the state’s average food stamp recipient spends weekly on groceries.” The Program’s table assumes that Food Stamp recipients will spend more, and it’s reasonable to assume that many if not most recipients do indeed spend more. [...]

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  2. The governor wouldn’t happen to be a brain dead democrat would he?
    You an convince (in ten minutes) an otherwise honest person to rob a bank if they are a democrat. Try it, it works 99 44/100 % of the time.

    Comment by Scrapiron — April 30, 2007 @ 12:00 am

  3. #2, of course he is.

    Comment by TBlumer — April 30, 2007 @ 12:02 am

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