Food Stamp Waste for 2014-$2.4 billion
As a recent study done by the Heritage Foundation shows, a combination of incentives, waste and lack of incentives for getting off food stamps will make the skyrocket in coming years.
Oregon takes advantage of a federal program that incentivizes states to increase enrollment on food stamps. While Oregon takes advantage of those incentives, one would wish for this holiday season that policy makers would be just as aggressive in preventing fraud.
Another perspective might be helpful. Oregon desires the incentives of the federal program instead of the outgoing consequences...much like those individuals who commit food stamp fraud.