A Marketplace Wealth and Poverty series takes a look at the politics of food stamps (i.e. the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP). The reports highlight perceptions about the program and the way in which some politicians are framing the debate about hunger and poverty in America. The series features two reports on food stamps – Binders, Big Bird — and food stamps? and Food stamps and the politics of poverty, both by Shereen Marisol Meraji.