Reduction in food stamps will strain soup kitchens, food banks
The number of dollars Americans receive in food stamps will gradually decrease in the next 10 years because of federal cuts implemented in early November.
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#1 Jan 26, 2014
Hunger in America!
Have you been to the mall lately?
"Rather than Hunger In America", I think we need to be discussing "Obesity in America"
And this is not just happening to the eldery and middle-aged, but to our youth.
And with the SNAP, WIC, Food Banks, School breakfasts and lunches, and the week-end back-pack programs, why are we saying our youth are going hungry?
Perhaps the parents are just too lazy to fix a meal for their children!
#2 Jan 28, 2014
The great fleecing of America. The SNAP program. Shack up, don't get married, have a lot of kids. The more kids to an unwed mother the bigger the check. Don't marry that baby daddy or you will have to include his income and thus get less SNAP. Get your housing assistance too, free phones, more than one. Get free meals at school, two a day even in the summer. Life is great. Vote democrat and keep the screwing the working man/women alive.
#3 Jan 28, 2014
Then they might have to go to work like the rest of us and support themselves. Get a job! Get off the Goverment tit and try and be a productive self reliant citizen!!!!!!!!!
#4 Jan 30, 2014
Very well stated. All races have these single moms having babies, shacking up, not reporting the baby daddy's income and that he co-habitates at the same house. They qualify illegally for all those programs that we pay for, then they get a hellacious income tax refund because of the situation.
FYI, all states have hotlines to report these bums committing these felonies on our expense. Report them.
#5 Jan 31, 2014
It's a shame for the people that actually need them and use them for food. The food banks and private kitchens are a god send to many people and I appreciate & admire their efforts just as a person
It is the fraudsters that ruin it for everyone. As they say it only takes a few.
Almost 3/4 of BILLION dollars a year in fraud at least.
One thing under reported besides the usual abuse and selling of benefits is the associated international black market aided and abetted local immigrant communities legal or not.
The fraud numbers are from discovered criminal cases. What goes undetected is the big worry/scary number. The criminal use/abuse of food stamps is a big factor on cost.
I would hope that the number of private charities/food banks that help people out number the fraudulent use food stamps. They give people who really need the help or give the help a bad name.
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