Federal government agency 'experts' study SNAP (food stamp) program, decide more money needed

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    Federal government agency 'experts' study SNAP (food stamp) program, decide more money needed

    Food stamps began as a temporary measure to help people between jobs. But it has morphed into aid with no work requirement. A record 47.5 million people were enrolled in October, and the federal government rewards states for signing up more people. No wonder food stamp spending increased to $71.8 billion in fiscal 2011, up from $30 billion just four years earlier....

    Good news: The government decided to hire the usual "panel of experts" to study this unbelieveably  out of control program , rife with fraud and misuse,  which is supposedly for the poor. Funny, the biggest health issue among the poor? Starvation? No ....Obesity!

    Bad news: Of course a government agency hiring 'experts' will tell an agency what it wants to hear...EXPAND the agency, spend more money we dont have...

    A report by the usual gang of idiots, er "panel of experts" released on Thursday questioned whether the U.S. government's food stamp program adequately provides for healthy diets for the more than 47 million low-income people who rely on the benefit.

    The report by the National Academy of Sciences found that the aid for families to pay for groceries, officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, does not factor in many barriers to finding affordable, nutritious food by inner-city shoppers.

    Panelists for the academy, an independent group of scientists who advise the federal government, also said benefits lag behind the increasing cost of food and the program penalizes beneficiaries with jobs. (The latter of course is true for all welfare programs, isnt it?)

    The Agriculture Department, which administers the aid program, sought the report to help it determine the best way to assess whether food stamp benefits are adequate for recipients to have access to a healthy diet. (Is Doritos and Pepsi a "healthy diet"?)

    Guess those "experts" never have to wait in the supermarket line behind the woman who pulled up in a Mercedes and bought filet mignons with the EBT card...

    Glad to hear the food stamp program is being expanded!...it is so well run, efficient and fraud free, only the truly poor use the benefits, it encourages the work ethic and surely prevents millions from starving....and pigs can fly...

     
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    Re: Federal government agency 'experts' study SNAP (food stamp) program, decide more money needed

    The government studied head start and determined it wasn't performing and I didn't hear any bleating questioning those who performed the study, but this time, the result is something you don't like so of course there must be corruption.  That's about the jest of it, yes?

     
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    Re: Federal government agency 'experts' study SNAP (food stamp) program, decide more money needed

    In response to DamainAllen's comment:

    The government studied head start and determined it wasn't performing and I didn't hear any bleating questioning those who performed the study, but this time, the result is something you don't like so of course there must be corruption.  That's about the jest of it, yes?



    Everyone with their eyes open knows there is massive fraud in food stamps and other welfare programs! If, we stopped the fraud we could actually help the people who really need it a lot more; ever think of that?

     
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    Re: Federal government agency 'experts' study SNAP (food stamp) program, decide more money needed

    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:

    ...A report by the usual gang of idiots, er "panel of experts" ...

    ...The report by the National Academy of Sciences...



    Seriously?

     
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