Why Are So Many Americans Still on Food Stamps?

“[T]he number of SNAP recipients has only declined by 2.7 percent and started increasing again in the months of April and June 2014.”


If you look at what’s happening with jobs—job growth barely keeping up with population growth, and many of those jobs being part-time—it’s no surprise that people are not leaving SNAP/Food Stamps. They’re simply still eligible and have been, statistically speaking, since 2008. Here’s a link to some charts that the Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee put together. It’s ugly.


Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.