According to the US Census Bureau, since 1996, more children are living in poverty today than in 1996 while the number of children receiving cash aid from the program has decreased.
"Percentage change since 1996 in the number of U.S. children living in poverty: +12"
"Percentage change since 1996 in the number receiving cash aid from the U.S. government: –60"
Prominent right-wing intellectual, Mark Levin, urged Congress to further cut the federal government's food stamp program (SNAP). "Instead of fattening up our impoverished children, let them grow up lean and mean. Then maybe they'll go out and find a job instead of sitting in front of the television eating potato chips and drinking cherry colas all day long," Levin said.