Agriculture Act Of 2014 SNAP Analysis

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What are the values and ethics that inform The Agriculture Act of 2014 that focus on the SNAP program? Considering that this policy addresses the adequacy of low-income individual and families meeting the standard needs that have been established for the country based on the adequacy and distributive justice. The policy also addresses the equity, which is the concerns of fairness in the distribution of resources. The U.S government values and ethics is to provide healthier, fair, and sustainability of resources to those in poverty. Adequacy can be defined as “a minimum standard of need is established and the provisions within a policy meet the need” said Cummins (pg. 217). SNAP has been shown to alleviate food insecurity among adults and children…show more content…
There have been SNAP beneficiaries accused of cheating the system by receiving a greater benefit or exchanging SNAP benefits for cash. The highest payment accuracy that SNAP reached was at 96.19% in 2012 according to the USDA analysis. As we all know it is illegal to trade SNAP benefits for cash, but it still happens and attracts attention to many. Therefore, fraud and abuse in SNAP benefits will always be a political factor that has made Congress improve The Agriculture Act of 2014 SNAP program by reducing fraud which actually has happened because in 2014 fraud rates has been at its lowest. On the other hand, a major economical factor that has influenced the development of The Agriculture Act of 2014 SNAP program would be the implementation of slashing SNAP benefits which will have an affect many vulnerable citizens in the United States. The SNAP benefit cuts will make it harder for low-income individuals and families to put food on the table. For instance, if The Agriculture Act of 2014 cuts SNAP expenditures by $8.6 billion over the next years, “anti-hunger advocates said the bill would harm 850,000 American households, about 1.7 million people spread across 15 states, which would lose an average of $90 per month in benefits because of the cuts in the food stamp program” (Nixon, 2014). There have been cuts in the past to the SNAP program that has affected many participants. The cuts that have been realized in The Agriculture Act of 2014 in the SNAP program has related cuts that were caused due to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. When the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ended it triggered quite a commotion for its termination of temporary increases in SNAP benefit levels that were included in the SNAP program. In similar fashion, The Extend Not Cut

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