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Study: Food Stamps Most Rapidly Growing Welfare Program

Posted By admin On October 17, 2013 @ 11:53 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Elizabeth Harrington
The Washington Free Beacon [1]
October 17, 2013

Food stamps are the most inefficient, vastly expanding social welfare program in the country, according to a new study.

Forty-seven million people participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, and costs have increased over 358 percent since 2000.

The increase in recent years cannot be attributed to the economic recession, according to Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, but lax eligibility requirements and an aggressive campaign by governments to boost their rolls.

“This program has expanded rapidly over the last decade in a way that is not justified by the recession that we went through,” Tanner said.

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[1] The Washington Free Beacon: http://freebeacon.com/study-food-stamps-most-rapidly-growing-welfare-program/

[2] Number of Americans on food stamps has doubled in just 10 years: http://www.prisonplanet.com/number-of-americans-on-food-stamps-has-doubled-in-just-10-years.html

[3] 35 Million Americans on Food Stamps: 12 Percent of U.S. Population on Food Stamps Highest Since Records Kept in 1969: http://www.prisonplanet.com/35-million-americans-on-food-stamps-12-percent-of-u-s-population-on-food-stamps-highest-since-records-kept-in-1969.html

[4] More Americans Will Use Food Stamps For Thanksgiving This Year Than Ever Before: http://www.prisonplanet.com/more-americans-will-use-food-stamps-for-thanksgiving-this-year-than-ever-before.html

[5] Record 20% of Households on Food Stamps in 2013: http://www.prisonplanet.com/record-20-of-households-on-food-stamps-in-2013.html

[6] Study: In US, 90 percent of black children will be fed by food stamps: http://www.prisonplanet.com/study-in-us-90-percent-of-black-children-will-be-fed-by-food-stamps.html

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