Food Stamp use by ABAWDs skyrockets!

That would be able-bodied adults without dependents.

Food stamp rolls have been growing rapidly. But what many may not realize is that participation among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) has been skyrocketing compared to the total number of participants. That’s just one reason Congress should reform the food stamp program in the farm bill now under consideration. In just four years, the number of able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) on the food stamp rolls skyrocketed by over 2 million. While overall food stamp use grew by 53 percent between Fiscal Year 2007 and Fiscal Year 2010 (from about 26 million to nearly 40 million), it more than doubled among able-bodied adults without dependents during this time–from 1.7 million to 3.9 million–an increase of roughly 127 percent. Food stamp spending today is roughly $80 billion, double what it was in Fiscal Year 2008.

Going forward, food stamp policy should ensure that resources are going to those most in need — particularly at a time when budgets are tight for so many Americans Able-bodied recipients should be encouraged to work. This way, help is available to those who truly need it, while at the same time individuals are encouraged to do what they can to help themselves.

I am at a loss as to why an able-bodied adult without dependents should ever, under any circumstances, receive food stamps.

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3 Responses to Food Stamp use by ABAWDs skyrockets!

  1. James says:

    Because it’s the Leftist Plan. To invert US society and corrupt it so that no one has any more than anyone else – except those in charge.

  2. Frank in Texas says:

    Bums like this need their asses kicked. Able bodied and able to work he is a cancer on society sucking up assets that could go to those who really need them. I am sure that there are thousands if not millions of these worthless bastids on welfare. Too bad there are so many in this country who would rather sit on their asses and collect welfare than work for a living. I am so angry about this kind of crap that I could put my foot through the monitor right now. I am actually thankful that I am almost 70 years old so that I will not be around when the bill comes due for all this wasteful spending. I cry for my grandchildren and their children who will pay the bill for all of this.

  3. reboot says:

    This is what the “greatest generation” has produced and allowed to expand.
    Think about that.

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