1/ Threatening social welfare programs (like SNAP) for low income families

Like increasing work requirements in order to receive food stamps

Hurts those families that depend on these safety nets

Here are some facts about how SNAP households work
2/ at least one person in a SNAP household already IS employed

Often with multiple, low wage jobs

In fact, work rates among SNAP recipients have risen over thirty years
3/ yet, a job doesn’t guarantee enough to feed a family

People who work full time still need food stamps

Particularly as wages have stagnated against a rising cost of living

And that can mean the difference between having food on the table or going hungry
4/ a minimum wage isn’t enough to support a family

Groceries
Rent
Medical & dental care
Clothing
School supplies
College tuition
Auto maintenance
Gas in the tank
Retirement savings

Which would you choose to do without?

SNAP affords the family one less thing to worry about
5/ Evictions are more common today than 10 years ago

When you can’t make rent or utilities, how can you manage a job search?

With SNAP, families can prioritize necessities with shelter while working
6/ SNAP also helps families handle health crises

And eases the stress of not being able to work when receiving care for pregnancy or cancer treatment

So they don’t have to choose between putting putting food on the table over expensive medical care
7/ the Trump Administration and the GOP would have you believe that social programs like SNAP create a culture of dependence

This is a lie

Social welfare programs aid families in making ends meet and encourage socio-economic development

Source: politico.com/agenda/story/2…
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