Milton Friedman once said, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch” and the Government Accountability Office is proving this to be true. The GAO is reporting the federal government last year spent $100 Billion in food assistance programs. Giving people money to get food is now a big business for the food industry in America. Here is more from the Washington Free Beacon:
The lion’s share of spending comes from the food stamp program, which gave benefits to an average 46 million Americans in 2014, at a cost of $74.6 billion.
The national school lunch program was second, costing $11.3 billion, followed by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) at $7.1 billion.
Other spending included $1.9 billion for nutrition assistance for Puerto Rico, and $10.7 million for the “Special Milk Program.”
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