Are food stamps actually stimulating the economy? Some argue that yes, they are. For every dollar the government invests in the food assistance program, the economy receives $1.73. This makes food stamps seem like an awfully good economic investment. They also ease the burden on overwhelmed food banks, prompting some Ohio food banks to hire outreach workers to ensure that those who are qualified are receiving their benefits. But some economists argue that the immediate benefits are not worth the long-term growth, i.e. the cost of the program, which will likely be paid by future taxpayers. What do you think about the issue?