Skip to comments.Benefit Expansion Responsible for Food Stamp Growth
Posted on 09/18/2012 6:12:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A new study finds that three years after the end of the recession, 47 million Americans are using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, previously known as food stamps, a figure representing 15 percent of the population. The study concludes the level of usage is higher than in previous recessions and is partly due to an expansion of benefits.
The study, The Food Stamp Recovery: The Unprecedented Increase in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 200812, by Diana Furchtgott-Roth, was published by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.
There is much concern surrounding this unprecedented increase in America's SNAP program, which began in 2008, the study noted. Food stamp participation has always increased during a recession and in the initial stages of a recovery. The purpose of this report is to determine whether the recent increase in SNAP participation is comparable to increases during other recent recessions.
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We pay for radio and TV advertisements recruiting takers.
You beat me to it.
They advertise and beg people to show up for food stamps.
They want to own those votes.
Who the hell says the recession ended in 2009? Im still in a recession.
Shut down public education, social offices, regulatory offices, funding to environmentalist NGOs and all of the pork to local governments. Those deleterious parasites would cost us far less, if we put them on food stamps. And without the onerous regulations and government brainwashing of children, manufacturing production would be rebuilt in the USA.
The headline reads like News of the Tautological.
Food Stamp Growth Responsible for Benefit Expansion.
“Benefit Expansion Responsible for Food Stamp Growth”....