Food Stamp Benefits to Skyrocket '27% Above Pre-Pandemic Levels, On Average'

Nick Kangadis | August 16, 2021
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Is Obama the president again, or is the Biden regime just redoing all the things that administration did, but on steroids? It’s like Trump was a four year hiccup and the former Obama administration just took back over.

Remember how a big talking point of Republicans during the Obama-era was the amount of people on food stamps? Well, here we go again.

According to CNN, food stamp benefits will rise to “above pre-pandemic levels, on average, starting in October.”

CNN reported:

The update comes as part of a USDA review of the food stamp program required under the 2018 Farm Bill. Congress ordered the agency to re-evaluate the plan by fiscal 2022 -- and every five years thereafter. It was last adjusted in 2006.

Under the revision, which is permanent, beneficiaries will see a $36 hike in average monthly benefits. They received $121 per person before the coronavirus pandemic.

Including the annual cost of living adjustment, which is based on food price inflation and kicks in every October, the average monthly benefit will jump to $169 per person, the agency said.

Why don’t they just tell people not to work? Between the ridiculous unemployment benefits that some people are receiving, along with record high food stamp benefits, the federal government is turning adults into children by paying for their livelihoods. All they most likely want in return is the “sheeples” allegiance.

Food Stamp“A modernized Thrifty Food Plan is more than a commitment to good nutrition -- it's an investment in our nation's health, economy, and security," said Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. "Ensuring low-income families have access to a healthy diet helps prevent disease, supports children in the classroom, reduces health care costs, and more. And the additional money families will spend on groceries helps grow the food economy, creating thousands of new jobs along the way.”

You know what else would help “low-income families have access to a healthy diet?” Not enacting policies that leads to the inflation Americans are not only seeing at the gas pump, but also at grocery stores.

Vilsack tried to placate those that might be in opposition to adding $20 billion to the Thrifty Food Plan — which determines how much people who are in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) receives — by noting that “families with children” and “disabled Americans or senior citizens on fixed incomes” get SNAP benefits.

I understand that people have been hit hard by these forced lockdowns and draconian mandates handed down by federal and local governments. But, people need to have at least a little sense of personal responsibility instead of always relying on the government to bail them out. 

Besides, government never does anything for the benefit of people without the attached strings that typically come with any of their “good will.”