The financial crisis is over and the recession ended in 2009. But one of the federal government's biggest social welfare programs, which expanded when the economy convulsed, isn't shrinking back alongside the recovery.
Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as the modern-day food-stamp benefit is known, has soared 70% since 2008 to a record 47.8 million as of December 2012. Congressional budget...
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This may be a bad idea on my part but I feel the need to speak on this issue. Currently I'm on SNAP. It was not an easy decision to make to apply for help, but it was one that I had to make because I am disabled. For many people the idea of applying for these benefits, or for welfare of any sort, is one of the most humiliating experiences of their lives. Very few people actively want to be on these programs and its not as easy as some seem to imply. It took me seven years of fighting to get the help I needed. How others are getting it so easily is something I would really like to know.
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