An op-ed written by James Ziliak was recently featured on the Huffington Post. The article, "SNAP Works", discusses the effectiveness of SNAP as public assistance program in light of recently proposed legislation designed to limit spending on public assistance. The “Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act” by Congressman Jim Jordan and Senator Mike Lee is designed to curtail spending on SNAP and increase work requirements for recipients. Ziliak argues these work requirements put excessive burden on single parent households and are "based on the false premise that too many [households with children] are receiving benefits for too long and without work. The evidence does not support this claim." The full article may be read here.
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