Thursday, June 20, 2013


The Washington Post looks at legislators taking the SNAP challenge - and challenges them to be more truthful about the program.
Judging from the lawmakers’ tweets, some are assuming the $4.50 means that just $1.50 can be spent per meal. That certainly might be difficult with take-out food, but SNAP generally is intended to be used to buy food for home-cooked meals. The USDA has created official food plans that represent what it describes as “a nutritious diet at four different cost levels.”

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