Accepting Food Stamps Doesn’t Make Me a Mooch

The myth of the impoverished mooch distracts and divides us, all to protect the rich and under-taxed

TThe cashier tells me my total, and I hold my breath as I swipe my WIC card through the machine. It pays for a portion of my vegetables, a gallon of whole milk, and a dozen eggs. Next, I run my EBT card, which covers the…