14: Liberal Maine! Hahahahahahaha.
"Why would an able-bodied single person get food stamps in the first place?"
Because he or she can't find a f***ing job? Christ, Diablo, have you no sense of reality? It would be great if every single person who was willing to (or wanted to) work could find employment, but that's not reality. Take a look at job prospects in Down East Maine and Aroostook County and get back to us. Then maybe you should expand your search to, oh, Appalachia.