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Facts About Food Stamps and SNAP

POLITICIANS ARE LYING TO YOU. FOOD STAMPS ARE NOT EVIL THEY NOURISH THE NATION Although it may be hard to imagine, given that WE LIVE IN SUCH A PROSPEROUS NATION, there are many Americans who are suffering from hunger. HUNGER EXISTS IN AMERICA According to Feeding America, This statistic includes ONE IN SIX AMERICANS 17 MILLION CHILDREN do not have adequate access to food. Hunger does not know social or educational boundaries: 17 PERCENT of adults interviewed by Feeding America have COLLEGE OR VOCATIONAL DEGREES. Fortunately, we have the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP for short) to help THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED. Nearly 15% of the entire U.S. population receives assistance through this program. Nearly $75 BILLION There's a lot of federal funds going into it in 2012. Every $1 IN SNAP BENEFITS GENERATES $1.73 IN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, ACCORDING TO MOODY'S ECONOMIST MARK ZANDI. POLITICIANS ARE UNFAIRLY Unfortunately, those in Washington DC are politicizing the food stamp program and getting away from the main point: AMERICANS ARE HUNGRY AND NEED HELP. VILIFYING FOOD STAMPS ( THE GOVERNMENT 1 TUT'S] WRONG FOR CONTINUES TO TURN WORKING, MIDDLE-CLASS PEOPLE TO PAY [FOR THIS] A BLIND EYE TO A SYSTEM FRAUGHT WITH ABUSE. POLITICIAN US CONGRESSMAN There's a lot of misinformation out there. Don't believe the hype. FOOD STAMPS HELP NOURISH OUR NATION. NEGATIVE VIEWS OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP FOR SHORT) USUALLY FALL INTO THESE CATEGORIES. • People using them are lazy and won't work • The food-stamp system is totally abused and full of fraud Guess what? • Most are addicts who only use stamps for tobacco and alcohol These are all LIES. ► Food stamps make people reliant on the government FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS ARE LIE: LAZY/WON'T WORK Because 4 out of 5 SNAP recipients AREN'T EVEN SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING. The big reason this is a LIE? 45% An additional of them are percentage includes adult caretakers OF CHILDREN AND children 8% UNDER 18. are elderly, OVER 60. DISABLED. 11% THE KEY NUMBER? are DISABLED ADULTS. of recipients live in a household with EARNINGS THE PROGRAM PRIMARILY 58% BENEFITS THE WORKING POOR. FROM A JOB. FOOD STAMPS LIE: ABUSE AND FRAUD OF SNAP'S FEDERAL Here's why this is a LIE. 95% FUNDING GOES DIRECTLY TO BENEFITS. The rest goes to oversight, as well as VOCATIONAL AND NUTRITIONAL PROGRAMS. FRAUD HAS BEEN REDUCED BY 3/4 OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS. ONLY 4% OF SNAP USERS ARE NON-CITIZENS. The program's Benefits are now distributed SNAP reports that the via an electronic "debit" CARD, WHICH GREATLY small amount of fraud error rate stands at reported is actually on the RETAILER, NOT CONSUMER, END. AN ALL-TIME REDUCES FRAUD AND LOW OF 3%. TRAFFICKING. THE SMOKES AND LIE: BOOZE MYTH Plain and simple: YOU CANNOT BUY ALCOHOL OR TOBACC O WITH FOOD STAMPS. YOU JUST CAN'T. The SINGLE OTHER ITEMS THAT reason this is ARE PROHIBITED: a LIE? THAT'S IT. CIGARETTES. NOT POSSIBLE. NONFOOD ITEMS SUCH AS SOAPS AND NO WINE, BEER, LIQUOR, PAPER PRODUCTS. *Pet food and pre-prepared hot foods are off the list too. RECIPIENTS WILL BECOME TOO RELIANT LIE: ON THE GOVERNMENT? Some groups like to blame food stamps for a perceived This is the "CULTURE OF DEPENDENCY." biggest LIE of The truth is: them all. THEY ARE SIMPLY ANOTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE. ARE YOU HELPLESSLY DEPENDENT BECAUSE YOU USE THESE WHEN NEEDED? OTHER GOVERNMENT-FUNDED POLICE, PUBLIC ROADS, WATER, SERVICES TO CONSIDER: THE COURT SYSTEM. THE GOVERNMENT WANTS LIE: MORE PEOPLE ON FOOD STAMPS This is It's simple: IT'S BASED ON INCOME QUALIFICATIONS, SO IT NOT SNAP ENROLLMENT RESPONDS TO THE EXPANDS IN A RECESSION, TRUE CURRENT ECONOMY. SUBSIDES IN PROSPERITY. CURRENTLY WE ARE IN A RECESSION, WHICH STARTED IN THE PROGRAM'S INCREASED 2007. ENROLLMENT IS REFLECTING THAT. DON'T BUY INTO THE PROPAGANDA SUPPORT THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM Food stamps help working families make ends meet. LET'S STOP THE POLITICAL MADNESS AND WORK TOWARD ENSURING ALL AMERICANS HAVE FOOD ON THEIR TABLES. GroceryCoupon Networ k

Facts About Food Stamps and SNAP

shared by CouponMeg on Nov 13
Politicians are lying to you. Food stamps are not evil. They nourish the nation. Hunger exists in American. Although it may be hard to imagine, given that we live in such a prosperous nation, there a...


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