Welfare is a huge problem and it’s making America bankrupt. If food stamp recipients are buying things they don’t need with food stamps, they don’t need food stamps.
A new report has just came out which outlines the atrocious and outlandish abuse of the SNAP program, and you are paying the bill for all of it.
Conservative Tribune gives us the highlights of the report.
CNS News reported that the No. 1 commodity bought by United States citizens using food stamps in 2011 was soft drinks. In addition, the amount spent on those soft drinks totaled $357,700,000 at only one “leading U.S. grocery retailer.”
On the other hand, citizens not receiving government assistance bought milk as their No. 1 commodity.
“About 40 cents of every dollar of food expenditures by SNAP households was spent on basic items such as meat, fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs, and bread,” it said.
However, “another 20 cents out of every dollar was spent on sweetened beverages, desserts, salty snacks, candy and sugar,” items that are not necessary in daily life, or even unhealthy.
It’s no surprise that those who do not need to use food stamps sometimes spend money on needless or pleasure items, simply because they can afford to do so. However, the study shows that those who shop with other people’s money tend to buy the same unnecessary items as those who can afford them.