Farm Futures quotes Global Business and Economics Program Senior Fellow Douglas Besharov from his testimony before the House Committee on Agriculture on the need for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to assist in preparing recipients for the labor force:
Aside from wage changes, Besharov said that actually, too few members of the eligible workforce as a whole are working. This low labor force participation is serious problem, he said.
“SNAP and other income or means-tested programs have to adjust to this reality,” he said.
Besharov also underscored a commitment to employment and employment training. “We have to nudge people, we have to prepare them for the labor force,” he said.