Critics clamor against what they see as a disturbing rise in government dependency. But new economic research suggests the program’s expansion isn’t alarming and can, in fact, be explained by business cycles. - WSJ
Cuts to food stamps will hurt the poorest | The Columbus Dispatch
On Nov. 1, there will be a 13 percent cut in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, also known as food stamps.Kasich wants able-bodied adults to work for food stamps | The Columbus Dispatch
The decrease will mean a loss of $29 per month for a family of three, according to an Aug. 7 Columbus Dispatch article. According to the article, this will leave them each with less than $1.40 per meal. Try surviving on that. In addition, this decrease will put added stress on food pantries and food banks, which already cannot keep up with demand.
Gov. John Kasich’s administration will limit food stamps for more than 130,000 adults in all but a few economically depressed areas starting Jan. 1.The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps
To qualify for benefits, able-bodied adults without children will be required to spend at least 20 hours a week working, training for a job, volunteering or performing a similar type of activity unless they live in one of 16 counties exempt because of high unemployment. The requirements begin next month; however, those failing to meet them would not lose benefits until Jan. 1.