The Truth About the Federal Food Stamp Program

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I found some good infographics about the federal food stamp program (SNAP) from CSMonitor.com. Click on the graphs to see them larger. Click on the link to see the rest of the graphs.

Believe me, the statistics will surprise you and will show you how vital food stamps are for millions of people and what will happen if its funding is cut by the Republicans and the Tea Party. As we speak, both groups are working to reduce the amount of people who are eligible to receive this aid, as well as reduce how much aid people who are currently on the program can get. Some reductions will be starting in November of this year.

The graph below about food stamp fraud will be particularly enlightening to those who think there is rampant misuse of the program. The graph shows that not only has fraud gone down, but that there are more people who are underpaid what they are eligible for compared to those who get too much:

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