Right Wing Attack on Food Stamps!!!
In a Huffington Post story we find that “Nearly 47 million Americans currently receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, most of them either elderly, disabled or children. Republicans in the House of Representatives are currently trying to cut spending on SNAP by about 5 percent, or $4 billion per year. Stories of cash register resentment have long informed Republican efforts to curtail the program, enrollment in which has doubled since the onset of the Great Recession.” The Right wing has been fighting to defund the food stamp program. Many Latinos benefit from food stamps. Read the whole story here. See the video here. The Republicans have been attacking the food stamp program for the longest time. This article provides a good summary. Some 47 million Americans use food stamps and its not because they are lazy or takers. They just don’t make enough money. Did you know that the average food stamp benefit is $31.50 a week and that 1 in 6 Americans have to fight hunger? Most don’t so read more here. Yes, the program like any large program has its problems so the right thing to do is work to make it better not cut it based on prejudiced thinking. What do you think Latinos? TPL Pic credits to: Jewish Council for Public Affairs