“People use food stamps to buy marijuana,” “cocaine,” and “whatever the hell else people use to get high”

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NEIL CAVUTO (HOST): They are calling it heartless cuts and an attack, a cleaver on the middle class. You say what?

KEN LANGONE: I say let’s take a program that’s grown dramatically in the last eight years, food stamps. With food — I don’t think people die if they don’t smoke. I don’t think people die if they don’t watch movies. How do we make sure that food stamps are being used for what they’re called, food? And this, to me, is part of the problem.

CAVUTO: Well, 44 million get food stamps under much more generous terms. Now, I’m not saying some, as you have indicated in the past here, might genuinely deserve some help, but this has gone way beyond food.

LANGONE: No American should go to bed hungry, no American should starve to death. That’s part of our culture. That’s part of our value system in America. On the other hand, we know what goes on.

Hell, people use food stamps to buy marijuana, that’s illegal, or cocaine, or whatever the hell else people use to get high. How do we make sure that we don’t take a system that is well-intentioned that becomes badly abused?


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