MSNBC Host Tiffany Cross used her program to debunk what many believe about SNAP’s food stamps program. Republicans should heed it.
Food Stamps debunked
Recently the Biden administration affected the largest single increase in benefits to date in the SNAP food stamps program. NPR reported it as follows.
With all the developments in Afghanistan and Haiti, you may have missed this historic announcement out of Washington: The Biden administration has approved updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), giving families who currently receive food stamps the largest single increase in benefits to date.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday released a reevaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, which is used to calculate SNAP benefits, based on changes to nutritional guidance, food prices and what Americans eat.
- Its new calculations mean that the average SNAP benefit will increase by $36.24 per person, per month, beginning Oct. 1.The impact will be felt by many, as the Agriculture Department says the program helps feed more than 42 million Americans (or 1 in 8) each month.
- The exact amount will vary by state — you can check on the estimated increase your state will receive here.
- Plus, check out this SNAP eligibility guide to see current maximum household benefit amounts and learn how they’re calculated.
Tiffany Cross applied the necessary political context. She reminded her audience that Ronald Reagan, his cohort, and the Right-Wing were always intent on given the impression that it was “the welfare mom,” wink-wink, black & brown people, who were dependent on the program.
Tiffany invited Joel Berg, the author of “America, we need to talk,” appeared on the program to dispel the lies about food stamps. She also had a recent college grad who had to use food stamps to supplement her nutrition.
This type of panels is important to dispel the barrage of lies that normally emanate from the Right.
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