Everybody Needs A Little Help: Celebs Who Were On Public Assistance

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Dr. Ben Carson

Now that the presidential election season is almost upon us, Dr. Ben Carson has thrown his hat into the ring. As a registered Republican, Carson is in favor of small government, but growing up, his family was on public assistance. “By the time I reached ninth grade, mother had made such strides that she received nothing but food stamps,” the neurosurgeon and political novice wrote in his book. “She couldn’t have provided for us and kept up the house without that subsidy.”

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