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March 17, 2013

“Uncle Sam Day”

At precisely one second after midnight, on March 1, Woonsocket would experience its monthly financial windfall

— nearly $2 million from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Federal money would be electronically transferred to the broke residents of a nearly bankrupt town. The Washington Postht: Small Dead Animals

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 17, 2013 12:28 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I think this is closer to reality: Money borrowed from China will be electronically transferred by the bankrupt federal government to the broke residents of a nearly bankrupt town.

Posted by: BillH at March 17, 2013 8:50 AM

Used to be, we lived off the salmon run, the blueberry harvest, the caribou migration, any number of periodic oscillations of plenty. It's the ancient rhythms of life, translated into a little EBT card.

Posted by: SteveS at March 17, 2013 5:28 PM

There's really no reason at all to go to Woonsocket. If however, you do find yourself there, stop at Chan's. The food isn't bad, and the music is usually decent. Doubt the EBT card will accepted, though.

Posted by: Will at March 18, 2013 8:45 AM

I'd personally also like to convey that most individuals who find themselves without having health insurance are generally students

Posted by: MBT at April 18, 2013 3:19 AM

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