A version of this appeared in the www.skyhidailynews.com October 16, 17 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlPWULnF8fg (Bob Beauprez's 47% moment; 2014)
Over a year ago, I hit the GOP for what they proposed to do regarding the approval of the farm bill: The statistics in it are work repeating. It addresses the food stamp/ school lunch program importance and limitations and refutes much of the GOPs arguments to reduce the food stamp program. Many critics from media and religious leaders called this 2013 proposal cruel. It gives an indication of what the GOP would do if they could regarding the safety net.
Also, what it means to live on food stamps and hunger in Grand County was reported in an October Sky Hi Daily News article October 2, 2014. http://www.skyhidailynews.com/news/13251520-113/colorado-2014-2013-assistance It was no picnic. In a Granby Rotary club presentation of their experiences, one of the participants in the attempt to live on a food stamp and food pantry budget reported that the average recipient is on food stamps for an average of 10 months and usually does so because of loss of a job or divorce or health problems.
Excerpts from my July 1, 2013 column: