Hutton-Project 2

November 20, 2013 |  by  |  Project Two, Student Work

I chose to focus my info graphic on the differences between those in poverty and those who have wealth. In a Syracuse.com article, it was reported that we have hit another low in terms of unemployment. We’re worse off than we were last year. I decided to explore what that meant exactly. In the article, it explained more people than ever in the area are turning to shelters for help.

And as it terms out, the value of food stamps in our country are being debated. Many congressmen are trying to cut he budget for food stamps, leaving many citizens hungry. California congresswoman Jackie Speier called these leaders out on this by outing them for spending nearly $200 dollars a day on food while on a trip to Ireland. This is not the only example. She sites other congressman spending their stipend on luxury foods as well. Meanwhile, those on food stamps in New York can only spend about $5 a day on food.

This stark difference is money for food is alarming and shows that the people making decisions about how their citizens live do not properly understand how their policy decisions impact their lives.Screen Shot 2013-11-20 at 3.11.38 PM

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