The jobless rate may be down, but food stamp participation is way up. A July report shows food stamp participation up by 11,532 from June and 2.9 percent higher than a year earlier.
The Government Accountability Institute issued a September 2012 report in which they uncover that “only three corporations have cornered the market for providing SNAP services [food stamps] to the needy and destitute.”
The Obama administration’s waiver of work requirements for food stamps led to a marked increase in participation in the program, a report by the Congressional Research Service has found.
The federal government has been running advertisements to get more people on food stamps, according to CNN Money.
A prominent economist has found that expanding the social safety net, a key factor to President Barack Obama’s economic agenda, has nearly doubled job losses.
Scripps-Howard News Service reports that numerous retailers found to have committed fraud are still accepting food stamps from the federal government.