Just those words alone have been the subject of heated debates all over the country. On more than one season of VH1’s Basketball Wives, Tami Roman was stewing over the comments that both Jennifer Williams and Suzie Ketchem made to her about food stamps. Just last year, a mom in Texas killed both herself and her children after being denied them from the welfare office. Even President Obama has had to take heat from politicians who negatively labeled him the “greatest food stamp President in history.”
Yet even after it’s been proven that 1 in every 7 Americans receives food stamps, it’s still stirs up the same feelings in many women: shame, anger, and disappointment.
According to the US Department of Agriculture, as of February 2012, there were over 46 million US recipients of food stamps.
That’s quite a number.
Were you, or do you know anyone who was ever been ashamed to be on food stamps?
Check out the video of the infamous food stamp fight on Basketball Wives: