Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Stamp Of Semi-Aproval

What will the new Republican majority do about food stamps?
More than 45 million Americans currently receive food stamps, down slightly from 47 million in 2013 as a result of the Great Recession. The program costs $73 billion each year, according to Department of Agriculture data.

Despite some fraud and abuse of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, and calls from the political right to reduce the program or at least separate the welfare program from the massive agriculture appropriations effort known as the Farm Bill, the focus of the next congressional session will focus more on improving food stamps rather than reforms.

President-elect Donald Trump didn’t promise to cut or make major reforms to the food stamps program during his campaign, but in his 2011 book “Time to Get Tough,” he said “when half of food stamp recipients have been on the dole for nearly a decade, something is clearly wrong, and some of it has to do with fraud.”
You can still have your welfare cake, and eat it, too?

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