Too many on SNAP and not enough want to work, according to one Congressman

A Nebraska Congressman says that the biggest issue facing the House Ag Committee right now is the record number of people on the SNAP program.

Congressman Don Bacon says that these types of programs are discouraging people from getting back into the workforce.

According to Bacon, “48 percent of the small businesses want to hire right now and they can’t find the people. Unemployment went up. It’s a contradiction, and basically, it’s the federal government interfering with the economy in a bad way.”

Congressman Bacon says that Nebraska businesses want to grow and they cannot because people are making more money at home than they would at work.