Joel Dillard, P.A.

Representing Mississippi Workers



SNAP Trap

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?

Read more in SNAP Trap my feature article appearing in SCALAWAG magazine.

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