The chorus of those seeking transparency in food stamp data is growing louder and more diverse.
I earlier covered the work of Michele Simon and her work for transparency. Today, the conservative-leaning The Washington Times (the Official newspaper of 2012, as they call themselves) just published a story called Top secret: $80b a year for food stamps, but feds won't reveal what's purchased.
The story points out that the USDA not only prohibits sharing data showing what people purchase with $80 billion worth of food stamp benefits, it also refuses to release information on food stamp redemptions at individual stores.
Come on lawmakers and USDA. Let's get food stamp data out in the open or else risk public support.
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