The vast majority of federal spending in the Senate farm bill, which is estimated to cost over $100 billion annually, is going toward food stamps, representing a 100 percent increase since President Barack Obama took office, according to Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions.
“When the food stamp program was first expanded nationwide, about 1 in 50 Americans received food stamp benefits. Today, nearly one in 7 Americans are on food stamps,” Sessions said in a floor speech.
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I have no problem using food stamps as a TEMPORARY subsidy to help families while they get on their feet. When it becomes A WAY OF LIFE and/or is abused, that's where I draw the line. Food stamps should only be allowed for purchasing basics/staples for consumption.
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