If the House Agriculture Committee gets its way, we’ll see a massive $3.5 billion cut a year in a program that feeds 1 out of every 7 Americans. By the time the cuts come full circle, $16 billion would have been eliminated from the Supplementary Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) and will definitely make it harder… Read more »
SNAP Food Stamps
With all the problems with national funding and threats by conservatives to cut funding for the Supplementary Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP aka food stamps), the last thing you would expect is to see the government spend money to get more people on food stamps. But that is exactly what the current administration is doing. The… Read more »
If you’ve got food stamps, then why not use them to help out keep your local farmers alive as well? Take for example the programs of the Downtown Farmers Market in Salt Lake City and the Hamilton Farmers Market in New York. These programs have accepted food stamps in exchange for fresh produce and have… Read more »
If you see food stamps being sold on E-Bay or on Craigslist, resist the urge to buy them – no matter how cheap they are. Some abusive Supplementary Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP aka food stamp) recipients are using the Internet to sell their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. These dupes take advantage of the fact… Read more »
In 2011, more than 45 million people — a staggering 15% of the population — struggled with “food hardship” & received benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the most ever.
Food stamps are one of the few safety nets that help Americans put food on their table when jobs and money are scarce. With one in five Americans depending on food stamps, it is easy to see how much strain it puts on the economic reserves of our country. But axing food stamps is not… Read more »
Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, is facing allegations of racism after saying he wanted to go to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and tell African-Americans to “demand paychecks, not food stamps.” Gingrich would go on to white-wash his statements by saying that he was citing the number of unemployed… Read more »