Rebecca James had no idea a paperwork mistake could end up in a felony conviction. But it can and will if that mistake is made on a food stamps application.
Taxes are treated differently, and even the most egregious fraud rarely results in criminal prosecution.
This doesn't make any sense. Food stamps are a minuscule part of the budget, while tax underreporting is costing the state as much as $190 Million a year. Our priorities are entirely backwards. Why?
Could it be that myth-making about
independence and the
American Dream are to blame? When we say that anyone can succeed in this country, what does that mean for those that need welfare?
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