Yesterday, The Columbus Dispatch published a story about a significant cut in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as food stamps. The cut will mean about $193 million less in food stamps during the next nine months for Ohioans. According to the Children’s Hunger Alliance, about one out of six kids are already going hungry in Ohio.
Here’s how Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Lakeville, views the situation: “How long do you keep doing these things? If you keep doing these things, it becomes part of the culture and part of the dependency and you’re actually not helping these people anymore. You’re hurting them?”
I wonder if Mr. Gibbs’ statement is based on research and data or speculation. I wonder how many hungry people he’s talked to about food stamps. It’s easy to deny others when you have a full stomach.
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