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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Progressive Centralists: Food Stamps and Related Statistics

“I was always annoyed with it in Congress because we had an anti-war unofficial group, a few libertarian Republicans and generally the Black Caucus and others did not – they are really against war because they want all of that money to go to food stamps for people here.”

Ron Paul former US Congressman-Texas. 

While politicians and political operatives like Newt Gingrich grease their political skids with dog whistle rhetoric regarding Food Stamps, they know the program benefits without regard to race. They also know million across the nation believe food stamps is a program that offers benefits to black people at a disproportionate rate.

Progressive Centralists


This graphic is shared from other pages; not a PC original. The pie chart shows proposed federal discretionary spending for Fiscal Year 2014. The SNAP food stamp program falls under mandatory spending, not discretionary, and therefore, yes, this meme is technically incorrect on that point. However, it is fully correct on the stated intention, which is that the food stamp program is not what's causing our budget woes.

In FY 2014, we spent $76 billion on SNAP (food stamps):

By contrast, in FY 2014, we spent $615 billion on defense / military:

WaPo: This Map of the U.S. Shows a State by State Look at Food Stamp Participation
Well,what national subgroups benefit most from SNAP Assistance? 

See additional copy of this chart below.


The Republican 2016 federal budget cuts billions from food stamps budgets while delivering the program to state administration.

So, the GOP has proposed cuts $11 billion from Food Stamps programs.

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