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Letter: Do food stamps lead to higher grocery prices?

Letter to the editor

June 11, 2014

To the editor:


It’s nothing but a rip-off. Just the other day, I went to the Dollar Tree. I saw a new product from Campbell’s Soup called kettle-cooked soup. The price was only $1. The next day, I was over at Walmart, and I could not believe my eyes when I saw what the store charged for the exact same Campbell’s kettle-cooked soup — $3.48. That’s more than three times as much.


I know how retailers can get away with that. Many people who have food stamps use them at Walmart. The people who have food stamps don’t care about the price. That’s the reason stores and supermarkets can raise the prices of their food just as high as they please.


This is just so unfair to the people who work for a living. Stores can gouge the people because many customers are subsidized by food stamps. I guess they must love our government.


Our crooked government and big corporations have joined forces to have power over the people. I think this is a dirty deal for working people and I just wanted to let the people know.


Fred S. Caudle


Rockingham