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It's scary here.
Another step towards becoming a food detonation Rhode Island the smallest state in the union and last time we measured.
Is the home to the national highest unemployment rate was 17% of its citizens on food stamps a rate that's more than double.
Doubled over the last six years so is this is small look at our country's future of dependency or an aberration joining us -- right now -- -- represented.
During why is that we're -- suffering so much.
Good morning how are you good well I think ground is suffering so much because we don't have any jobs here because there's no business friendly legislation.
-- has been put it up at the Statehouse.
And we have businesses that -- moving in droves out of the state and we've lost several thousand residents last year.
We also just lost.
250 more jobs that are going to the Carolinas thanks to the governor of Carolina -- for inviting our businesses into his state I -- him -- for that.
And -- they just -- right now what what what the legislation just passed is making column -- Are the advertiser this data RI how is that going to create any jobs and help these people get back.
Mark I'm not sure so you can't reverse the cycle so the food stamps free -- food stamps.
The number of people on food tips continue to go up to people least recognize that this is a problem are you -- well Lone Ranger in this.
Yeah I don't think people you know that out up at the -- even think this is an issue.
They just wanna keep giving out in giving out given up Brian I -- some numbers with me that there really there really stopped cause like.
Six years ago we had about so at least we're spending about 73073000.
Dollars 33 million dollars on food stamps alone right today in -- Ryland.
Over a 180000.
Are now on the system we have a million people in ours is not tiny little state.
I was talking with the -- -- and the -- Woonsocket last night.
Just in Woonsocket, Rhode Island which is a tiny little area there is a little less than 141000.
On state assistance whether -- -- food stamps Medicaid.
We just can't afford it anymore and I see nothing coming on the -- that is gonna help these people I mean if you're trying to help these people do you feel as though these people are trying to help themselves.
That's a good question and I think part of the problem is it's a generational effects where you had -- you know generations in this dependency.
And then this is what the families are this is what the -- only know.
I -- I you know I've I helped many families I mean I've actually found few constituents I found them more.
They're up people that need the system Brian that need the help when -- -- some sound that it is abusing it.
We just had a major major report on that the governor's office released -- last week and fortunately he didn't give us exact numbers.
But just in the prison system right now on the -- -- there's sixty inmates that are -- receiving food stamps they've get people that are receiving benefits.
You know the system's board we have to fix that now millions of dollars of action is in waste and fraud so they have a lot of work to be done -- -- Stay atop bidding could crack down on you governor that's his job stay -- in this story yeah he should do it but during got to thank so much.
Thank you so much rights to.
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