Definitely Not USDA Approved

Food stamps are the new funny money for criminal fat cats

"The coupons are a second currency," says Brian Heintzelman, chief inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in San Francisco. "Anything you can buy with money, from electronics to houses to sex, you can buy with food stamps." Says his colleague, Jeffrey Rush, in the department's Chicago office: "We used to think food-stamp abuse was just done in small amounts by little old ladies, but now we've grown up."

More than 22 million Americans are expected to receive $11.3 billion worth of food stamps this year alone. The vast...

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