There's been a ten percent increase in participation in Wisconsin's food stamp program in the past year, and a state lawmaker says it's not just the slumping economy that's to blame. State Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) says the state has dropped a work requirement for recipients, and that's making us a "welfare magnet."
Grothman says there's no problem with keeping people fed, but not requiring recipients to work means some unwanted elements enter the state. He says many people who have no interest in working can cause other problems in the places where they settle.
Wisconsin and South Carolina are the only states without a food stamp work requirement.