Food stamps feed one in five children in the United States, and the Republicans, led by Catholic Republican Congressman and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, his former presidential running mate, Mitt Romney, and Catholic Republican House Speaker John Boehner want to decimate the food stamps program with immoral and inhumane budget cuts. Time will tell if Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Rick Santorum and Marco Rubio support such hard-hearted class warfare policies.
Twenty percent of children in the U.S. currently need food stamps to eat, according to federal data released Wednesday.
Citing figures compiled by the U.S. Census survey of American families, Reuters reports that 16 million children in the country used food stamps in 2014.
This number represents a significant spike from prerecession levels of 9 million children (or 1 in every 8), indicating that the U.S. economy's recovery is not benefiting low-income families as much.