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Sat Aug 18, 2012, 01:54 PM

11. Max food stamps for family of 7 is $816, not $1,000

My story is I was in a line at a Department store and the woman next to me started bitching about how much of the federal budget goes to welfare. Since I work in that office I gave her the figures (less than 1% for TANF which is what we used to call welfare, pushing up to 13% if you include food stamps, aid to the disabled, the elderly, and to abused or neglected children, unemployment, housing, etc. etc). She called me a liar and said it was over 20%. I told her where I worked, that I'm a lawyer with the agency and deal with these figures all day. She said I was lying. I said if you include Social Security as welfare it could get over 20% and she said she was sick of hearing that argument. I said: "look it up online when you get home." She said "I don't need to. I know you are lying." End of conversation.

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