I support helping the needy, but I oppose funding the lazy.” There is a wide variety of public assistance programs available for people in the U.S. Citizens and non-citizens, can directly apply online for government support, also known as welfare. Two commonly used supplemental nutrition programs used by people with low-income are WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and Food Stamps, also known as Snap (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). WIC is commonly getting used by pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and children under the age of five. Every American struggle in a different way, whether it is mentally, physically, or financially. The SNAP program should be replaced with an updated version of the WIC program because SNAP benefits are easily getting taken for advantage.SNAP benefits are sent out every month through EBT cards, then are swiped like a debit card, to buy groceries. As of September, of last year, over 42.1 million households were receiving assistance through SNAP. The average SNAP household payout is $245 per month. By the end of the month, the total payout is over 4.8 billion dollars. Rosenbaum stated that “92 percent of benefits go to households with cash incomes at or below the poverty line, and 56 percent go to households at or below half of the poverty line (about $10,390 for a family of three in 2019). Families with the greatest need receive the largest benefits, close to 70 percent of SNAP” (Rosenbaum 2019). While researching SNAP, it comes off as a perfect program, set out to help people in need.
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