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Food Stamps at Starbucks

frappuccinos-food-stamps-200.jpgInvestigative reporters in Salem, Oregon were shocked to discover that one might use an Oregon Trail Card (which is part of the state's food stamp program) to buy "luxury drink" Frappuccinos at Starbucks. Apparently it only worked because the Starbucks was in a grocery store; employees said "as the beverage is cold or an approved food, which includes sweets, it would be allowed. Certain additions, such as syrup, are not allowed." Got that? No syrup. [KPTV]

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