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."

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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. 


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