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Time to Recognize SNAP Works

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Mark Winne on July 24th launched an attack on anti-hunger groups for creating and adhering to “orthodoxy” – i.e., in his words, acting as “pit bull defenders” of SNAP (food stamps) that “threaten to rip the limbs off heretics” who might “modify” SNAP, and that “oppose food stamp change at any cost.” Winne doesn’t actually propose any changes, although he seems comfortable with the disastrous recent House of Representatives’ splitting of the Farm Bill into two parts, and he references New York City’s ill-conceived proposal – rejected by USDA – for a sloppily evaluated “demonstration