Naples, FL–Yesterday, the Biden administration announced it would increase average benefits in the food stamp program by 25 percent. With more than 40 million people already enrolled in the program, this revision has created the largest permanent increase to benefits in the program’s history and would add billions of dollars to the program’s cost.
The increase mirrors the administration’s other decisions in Medicaid and unemployment and, like them, will increase government dependency and decrease self-sufficiency.
“With more than 10 million open jobs and employers desperate to hire workers, government leaders should be implementing policies that encourage Americans to work, rather than making government programs more attractive,” said Scott Centorino, Senior Fellow at FGA. “As our economy begins to rebound, Americans need to be encouraged to get off the sidelines and return to work.”
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