Eric Mar is a beautiful example of people trying to politicize events that should have nothing to do with politics.
Any signs of the economy getting better clearly aren’t taking into account that the number of people still requiring government assistance to buy food. According to the most recent data, over 47 million U.S. citizens are currently enrolled in the food stamp program.
Costs for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program - SNAP, colloquially known as food stamps - have skyrocketed during the Barack Obama presidency.
Over 47 million people use government assistance to buy food.
Hopefully very soon we could see some serious legislation on the floor of the House that will combat abuse of the social welfare system.
In the wake of all the news about Snowden, the Zimmerman trial, and the updated Smith-Mundt Modernization Act, there's been an on-going piece of news that's mostly slipped underneath the radar: the GOP is looking to make huge cuts in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Taxpayers are paying for billions of dollars of junk food, which seems like a huge waste of money to most people.
It would be difficult to expand the food stamp program (officially the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) much further.
In an early strategic preparation for the struggle to avoid the fiscal cliff, the president and several Democratic luminaries decided to redefine as essential several entitlement programs. In an old fashioned way of manipulating the public, they began to redefine commonly held beliefs. In the interest of time, we will share only one example.