29 November 2009

Food Stamp Statistics

"A program once scorned as a failed welfare scheme now feeds one in eight adults and one in four children." (NYT)

One interesting thing in this article is the credit it gives the Bush administration for removing the stigma associated with food stamp usage, which they accomplished in part by adopting the language of "nutritional aid" for the program. What I remember about food stamps in the 2000's are the repeated efforts by House Republicans to cut assistance programs like TANF and WIC.

Just think about those numbers. One in eight adults. One in four children.

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