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This 'Food Stamp Nation' Chart Is Deeply Depressing

This 'Food Stamp Nation' Chart Is Deeply Depressing

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (i.e. food stamps) and EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card abuse are two things TheBlaze regularly keeps up with.

We’ve talked about the record number of people enrolled in the government assistance program. We’ve talked about representatives from the USDA meeting with Mexican government officials to encourage food stamp participation in Latino communities. We’ve talked about multiple cases of people abusing their EBT benefits. We’ve talked about cashiers refusing business to EBT card holders and we’ve talked about EBT fraud.

But you know what we’ve never really done? We’ve never tried to visualize the enormity of the fed's "nutrition" program.

This comprehensive chart from Demonocracy, a group that specializes in visualizing “usually boring economic data stacked in €100 Euro and $100 Dollar bills,” will tell you everything you need to know about the size and scope of SNAP.

And the details are awful:

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(H/T: ZH)

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