When corporations, government, and desperation come together the results are rarely good.
We have written before about how food stamps (and we use the term broadly) have become centers of profit for corporations in recent years. From fast food merchants lobbying state legislatures so that stamps can be used at Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, to the nice little deal JP Morgan has engineered for itself managing the EBT back end. Where there is money being doled the big guys know how to get at it.
It’s big money too. The below infographic shows how big the business of virtual soup lines has become.
Virtual soup lines are probably not all together bad things if such things must exist at all. But the lines are getting longer and that is of concern.