Food Stamps Pros And Cons

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United States is considered to be one of the wealthiest country in the world. And even though 46.3 million people of the country are on welfare. The food stamp program is doing what big corporation and industries could not. Food stamps are actually helping the united stated to get more and more people out of the poverty zone. As the great philosopher from India Siddhartha Gautama said “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” He was absolutely right. The food stamp program in the united states has helped millions of people in the country which led to them getting out of the poverty zone.
Since the program was launched in 1977 it has done its jobs, it has kept people who are not employed or who are in under paid employment. (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) SNAP has kept them fed. According to Lizzy Ratner a writer for The Nation magazine “In 2010 alone, food stamps lifted 3.9 million people above the poverty line, the Census Bureau reports” (Ratner 14). The numbers speak for itself the food stamp program is effective and it has proved that it works. Lifting over almost four million people over the poverty line is just the success that the program needs and
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But the way I think it works is that you have to help yourself others can only do a particular amount of help and then it is up to you to decide are you going to depend on them or are you going to do something about. Linda Bopp says that “Benefit levels must be increased… food stamp benefits for a typical working parent with two children in New York will have dropped in real terms by $24 a month since 1995.” (Haugen and DeMott 128). It is true that the allowance per month maybe low than what a family needs to fed them all but we have to keep in mind that food stamps are there to help us and we cannot just depend on
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