There are abut 47 million people on food stamps. Also more than eighty percent of the people that are on food stamps have a monthly income that is below the poverty line( ). Food stamps have also taken a cut in how much money they give out. This has become a big problem because people on food stamps are already struggling enough as it is and then when the food stamp company takes more money away from a family it makes it even harder for them to get food and provide for their family. Food stamps are also not accepted everywhere.
Government Shutdown The government shutdown has caused strain to many military families across the country. Active duty service members were no longer able to receive tuition assistance (TA) for civilian education. During the shutdown the commissary on base grocery store closed across the country as it was run by a government agency. Because of the government shutdown reduced medical service hours occurred at clinics. When the government shutdown it stopped death benefit payments to the family members of soldiers who died overseas in a combat zone.
Many people live with sickness and illnesses today, because they can’t afford medical bills. Many families struggle with this challenging decision daily, on whether to provide food for their family, or pay for medications. It would also allow poor people to be healthy enough to get jobs, and to maintain them. Healthcare is pushed aside when families are not getting basic needs, like shelter, food or clothes; they die quicker because of lack of treatment. Free healthcare would preserve many lives.
When a country is at war the whole population has to come together and support the troops away from home y providing the thing they need like food, supplies, funds for programs, etc. However when a large portion don’t believe we should be an ally, there is some resistance to support the choice to be out there. Since there was resistance there were less and less volunteers between the ages of 20-45 willing to go overseas(Granastein, Jones). The government had to do something because they couldn’t just pull out. So they succumbed to heir last option:
If you or your family needs food assistance, the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry will help.” (Haymarket Regional Food Pantry/ Haymarket, Virginia 20168). There are many factors contributing to feeding the poor. They can be medical, environmental, behavioral, nutritional, or due to other situations that face the under privileged. The need for food locally, nationally and worldwide is a never ending issue. The Haymarket Regional Food
In my opinion, I do believe the government is responsible for the people who can’t take care of themselves, but to an extent. I don’t think they’re doing a very good job about it, now. There should be a closer eye kept on the people who are on food stamps, or rely on WIC for help with their groceries. Laziness and lying contribute to a vast majority of the population on food stamps. And the truth is, most of the people filing for any type of governmental help are either to lazy, though capable, to work (because they know they can get free aid), or lie about things such as monthly income, or the number of family members they support, ect.
\The Rise of Hunger at the Los Angeles County Area Though it is a sad truth, U.S. citizens in the Los Angeles County are not being ale to eat, causing hunger. Author Alexandra Zavis's article from LA Times, “Hunger touches more than 1.7 million in Los Angeles.” Zavis had claimed that definite amount of people cannot afford to feed themselves or their kids. Study that found, most people are struggling and cannot offer plentiful food for a healthy lifestyle for all the household members because of the qualifications of getting federal nutrition welfares. Zavis says more than half of Californians do not qualify for food stamps by the low income families that argue to what they can make on the end of the days, one of the examples Zavis explains
In recent news, The United States government had reportedly shutdown due to a disagreement in which both sides of Congress were unable to follow up on agreement in whether specific government agencies should be funded or not. The last government shutdown had occurred over a decade ago about 17 years ago, a government shutdown is when Congress declines to consent a spending bill on funds certain government bills or agencies. Although it is stated the government is “shutdown” well that isn’t really the case, many government services are still active and running such as the United State Postal Services, Military Personnel, Social security, and Air traffic control. What services that are actually affected and are inactive are regional offices,
Sometimes even having that may not get you a good enough job to provide for your family. The way prices are for things now a day it’s hard for anyone to provide for their family living in poverty would only make things worse. I feel for the people who may not be able to read or write. It makes me want to help them because those are basic skills to even get a job in general and without those that’s not possible to obtain a job. The fact that they say if you grow up in poverty you are more than likely to stay in poverty when you get older makes me feel for them even more because that means the kids that grow up may not know the difference and may grow up thinking that’s how they are supposed to live, unless they have friends that are in the middle class or above they may never know what it’s like to not be in poverty.
The child is often made fun of, not accepted around certain teams and crowds. This leads to low self-esteem and depression. An individual that’s not a parent can even take place in a child’s life that’s going through these situations. They can set aside different activities and even coach them on ways in reducing an overweight problem. Majority of the times parents aren’t home enough with their child to give them a well prepared and healthy meal, more times parents just came from work and order fast food.