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Sen. Kathleen Vinehout - Kicking Us When We Are Down

The Precarious Path From Food Stamps To Self-Sufficiency

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Political rhetoric around food stamps is often driven by anecdotal evidence and exaggeration. One perennial point of contention is about how long people who receive food assistance want to and should be supported.

Advocates for public-assistance programs and people who work to support the hungry through organizations like food banks generally believe that the best outcome for someone on food stamps is to ultimately find a stable job that pays grocery bills.

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout - Kicking Us When We Are Down

Kathleen Vinehout

The little girl walked home through the snow. She took the longer route. Mom asked her to stop at the store to buy milk. She touched the coupons and note. She couldn’t lose them. Mom was so sick with cancer.