Food stamps are the most inefficient, vastly expanding social welfare program in the country, according to a new study.
The House Republican bill to reduce food stamp spending also creates a $125 million program to combat food deserts and orders the agriculture secretary to “review the public health benefits of white potatoes.”
Retailers who have been banned by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for food stamp trafficking are still redeeming more than $65 million in benefits from the program, a new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector general (IG) found.
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.