Yes, they help register people to vote for Democrats.
(Reuters) – A report by a panel of experts released on Thursday questioned whether the federal government’s food stamp program adequately provides for healthy diets for the more than 47 million low-income people who rely on the benefit.
Looks like the government wants to do the shopping for poor. Since food stamp recipients buy their own groceries how the government force them to buy healthy foods? Government-ran grocery stores?
The report by the National Academy of Sciences found that the aid for families to pay for groceries, officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, does not account for many barriers to finding affordable, nutritious food by inner-city shoppers.
You knew race had to be involved.
Panelists for the academy, an independent group of scientists who advise the federal government, also said benefits lag behind the increasing cost of food and the program penalizes beneficiaries with jobs.
Translation: We need more money for this record food stamp usage people are suffering under Obamanomics.
The U.S. Agriculture Department, which administers the aid program, sought the report to help it determine the best way to assess whether food stamps benefits are adequate for recipients to have access to a healthy diet.