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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Fox News makes a big deal out of a tiny increase in food stamp fraud
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THIS comes as no great surprise:

Fox News misleadingly hyped a minor rise in food stamp fraud in an attempt to demonize the program, failing to note it has one of the lowest fraud rates of all federal programs, fraud remains at historically low levels, and the slight increase in fraud reflects an increase in overall enrollment in food supplement initiatives.

On August 15, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new report on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, which found that benefit trafficking — “when SNAP recipients sell their benefits for cash to ...

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