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Food stamp abuse?

By From page A5 | December 12, 2012

EDITOR:

Regarding the letter to the editor dated Nov. 21 on food stamp abuse. Dear Mr. Schumann (Placerville), I am a food stamp recipient, I am sorry I did not respond to your letter sooner, I have been busy on the French Riviera working on my tan and living high on the hog.

I tried to divide all my lobster and fish between my hundreds of hungry friends, but I just don’t have that ability.

Instead, I thought I might give them some vitamin pills to ensure their health, but alas, I cannot buy vitamins with food stamps.

I’ve earned college degrees, worked hard at my jobs and volunteered for my community and after being downsized and losing most of my retirement in the stock market crash; I have finally achieved my dream of receiving food stamps. I am so proud I slap myself upside the head everyday.

If you do have a job opening available which you could offer me, allowing me to get off food stamps, I would be delighted to accept.

I cannot transfer any food stamps to you, they are in my name and I would be removed from the program if I tried. However, if you would like to walk a mile somewhere, I can offer you a pair of my shoes.

My best wishes to you, honestly.

P.S. I would sincerely like to thank the wonderful people at Health & Human Services who have been helping in this trying and difficult time for me.

ELIZABETH LONG
Coloma

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