7 Ways to Improve the Food Stamps Program and Reduce Government Dependence
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from The Heritage Foundation
, 7/27/12,

Imagine a government program that discourages work, rewards idleness and promotes long-term government dependence.

Unfortunately you don’t have to imagine. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, is an $84 billion program that expands rapidly each year.

The food stamp program was created in the 1960s to provide a safety net for low income Americans needing assistance to put food on the table. But the program has expanded, loosening eligibility standards and actually encouraging people to sign up. Today, almost one in five American households received food stamp benefits.

In a recent paper, Heritage Foundation welfare expert Robert Rector offered seven suggestions to improve the food stamp program:

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