Hunger in America
Richard W. Curtis
HUM/111 – Critical and Creative Thinking
October 27, 2013
Hunger in America
The search engine I used was Google, in the search box, ‘cuts to food stamps’, this is just one of the many article that the search engine provided. This article helps to explain what the cuts will do to families. I’m going to show that the cuts the government is making in the food stamps program, will hurt many families. These cuts can range anywhere from 11 dollars, to 36 dollars, per family, per month!
“The 2009 Recovery Act’s temporary boost to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits is scheduled to end on November 1, 2013, resulting in a benefit cut for every SNAP household. For families of three, the cut will be $29 a month — a total of $319 for November 2013 through September 2014, the remaining months of fiscal year 2014. That’s a serious ...view middle of the document...
This story is precise and accurate, this gives all the information for anyone who already has food stamps, to understand what will happen to their benefits come November 1, 2013. The article I have read, and from what I understand, is straight to the point. The writers want people, who have SNAP benefits, or are applying for them, to understand that the government is cutting back on food stamps. With these cuts coming into place, these people who need help acquiring food from the government, will suffer a tremendous food insecurity; leaving parents wondering how they can afford to put a dinner on the table for their family. What the Government and Congress don’t understand is that we as a people, don’t make enough to support ourselves finically any more. The rent and mortgages are too high to pay on our hourly wages, or yearly salaries. We spend all of our money making sure that there is a roof over our heads, electricity and running water, on top of making sure our children are taken care of by a physician, and at the end of the week, or month, our savings and checking accounts have reached a balance of zero dollars. How are we supposed to feed our children, and keep ourselves healthy and contempt if we can’t afford the high cost of living, and the extremely high prices at the supermarket. I believe that if this article was announced over the television, it would not have gone into depth of what the online article did. If it were announced over the radio, people would lose interest, because they know that they can go online to read it. I highly recommend to people that have food stamps, or are applying for it, need to read the article I have read, so they understand why their benefits have been cut back.
"Center on Budget and Policy Priorities." SNAP Benefits Will Be Cut for All Participants in November 2013. Matrix Group International, Inc., n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2013. <http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=3899>.