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Food Stamp Participation Reaches
Lowest Level in Nearly a Decade

Breitbart Politics, by Katherine Rodriguez

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Posted By:M2, 11/12/2018 9:12:55 AM

Participation in the nation’s food stamp program has sunk to an all-time low, reaching its lowest level in nearly a decade, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The most recent USDA data reveals that 38,845,997 Americans took part in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the federal government program responsible for administering food stamps, in August 2018. The last time American participation in the food stamp program dipped this low was nine years ago, when 38,184,306 Americans received food stamps, according to the data. The most up-to-date

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Rush said decades ago that compassion is not how many people are on welfare but how many get off welfare. Winning again.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: strike3, 11/12/2018 9:28:51 AM     (No. 11829057)

That´s still over ten percent of the US population, unless you count all of the illegal alien invaders hiding in the shadows. It´s nothing to crow about but any slap in the face to Barack Obama is a good thing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: grampus, 11/12/2018 10:07:28 AM     (No. 11829103)

Thanks to the media and unthinking Republicans, the specific wording used with declining food stamp use can even seem negative to the casual listener. For example, "Under Trump (or Republicans) food stamp use has been cut."...or "Fewer people are receiving food stamps."...instead of "fewer people NEED food stamps. Hannity (whom I admire) often trumpets that under Trump, the number of people getting food stamps has dropped, etc. (Should be NUMBER OF PEOPLE NOT NEEDING, instead of cut, dropped, or reduced.)

Seems as if we often needlessly let the democrats outsmart us in the use of words.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ribald1, 11/12/2018 10:17:40 AM     (No. 11829119)

The program needs to end.
If there are any states so backward that they can´t care for their poor they can apply for block grants.

I see 5´2 300+ lb women buying carts of chips and sodas with EBT (Everybody But Taxpayers) cards. The level of fraud appears to be over 90%.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: WAN2, 11/12/2018 10:21:44 AM     (No. 11829126)

Simply more proof that conservatives are cruel. No, AMERICA is cruel. Thankyou. K-12.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: John c, 11/12/2018 10:35:03 AM     (No. 11829147)

Food stamp also can be cashed into gift cards which can be sold or used for non food items.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 11/12/2018 10:55:59 AM     (No. 11829173)

Will someone please tell me why we have hungry children in this nation? We have food stamps, SNAP, WIC, school breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner programs, and backpack meals for the weekend. All I hear is that no child should go hungry. We have overlapping food programs for the children and these children should be HUGE.

#5 is correct, some parents sell the food stamps for gift cards so that they can purchase cigs, booze, etc. These parents should be charged with child neglect.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ginadee, 11/12/2018 11:19:19 AM     (No. 11829205)

My parents and grandparents went through the depression and they received nothing but the grace of God to find a way. My grandmother was a genius in then kitchen making do with some creative meals using a lot of vegetables as they grew their own in a huge family garden often trading some vegetables with another few gardeners. My grandfather charged little to repair shoes as he ran a little shoe repair shop in his home. What he charged bought new supplies for repairing shoes and the customers would pay him with a ´dressed´ rabbit´, a chicken, etc. That´s the way people lived then and they had enough pride to take nothing from anyone let alone ask. They survived . They were proud and maintained their dignity till things got better.
I think the key element is that they WORKED.
That´s something the food stamp recipients stay away from. (More time on their Obama phones.)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 11/12/2018 12:22:25 PM     (No. 11829291)

#1, illegals qualify for food stamps so it´s reflected in the numbers. Qualifies does not do it justice. The illegals are a target market for the program. The feds aggressively advertise to the market, plus free breakfasts and lunches.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dvc, 11/12/2018 12:25:10 PM     (No. 11829296)

OK, start closing it down.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/13/2018 1:14:05 AM     (No. 11829907)

#5 Not unless they go to a crooked owner of a store.

Not so fast. In this state, if you are under 49 you are required to look for a job. One woman at a store told me when she got a job, her EBT was cut from $1000 to $400 and she was really upset because it takes her ´fiancee´ two paychecks to pay the rent. She said some people get $1200 a month. Next thing you heard, she quit her job. Doesn´t say how long you have to work

Be very careful when you say we need to cut out food assistance. You are hurting the disabled and elderly. If you think soup kitchens and churches fill the void-you have got to be kidding. Many have no way to go to other locations to pick up food.

But, you enjoy your turkey day. Maybe you would like to invite an elderly neighbor.

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