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Poverty and Inequality

Hunger and Food Programs

Significant Food Shortages Rare in America

According to the USDA, "food insecurity" is almost always a recurring and episodic problem rather than a chronic condition. Read More.

Hunger Hysteria

Contrary to the claims of poverty advocates, the major dietary problem facing poor Americans is too much, not too little, food. Read More.

Expanding Federal Food Programs

As the national debt rises rapidly toward 100 percent of GDP, it is clear that the current growth of government spending is unsustainable. Read More.

Reforming Food Stamps to Reduce Poverty

The replacement of AFDC with the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program (TANF) has led to record declines in dependence and poverty. Read More.

The food stamp program (now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is one of the largest and fastest growing federal welfare programs today, facilitating significant long-term dependence. SNAP should be reformed to require work, tighten lax eligibility requirements, and rein in massive spending increases.

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Experts on Hunger and Food Programs