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NY Post to Hungry People: You’re Mentally Ill

June 11, 2007

Following the Spitzer Administration’s announcement last week of enhancements to the Food Stamps Program in New York State to help more working families, the New York Post published an ill-informed editorial that slammed the move as welfare “trolling” and went so far as to claim that “nobody of sound mind goes hungry in New York.”

The Coalition Against Hunger’s Joel Berg fired back in a letter to the editor that (surprise!) went unpublished, pointing out that the Post is trying to have its welfare policy two ways: “On the one hand, you want more people to move from welfare to work, but, on the other hand, you ignore the reality that food stamps benefits are one of the most important tools to help families successfully make that transition,” stated Berg.Governor Spitzer should be hailed for rewarding work.”

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