Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Eat the Poor: Cutting Food Stamp Assistance in a Recession

[...The farm bill being debated in the Senate reduces funding for food stamps and is finding support from both sides of the aisle as lawmakers look for ways to cut the nation's rising debt in an election year...


Trimming back on eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, as food stamps are called, would save $4 billion over the decade. Republicans are pushing to reduce that even more...


"Increased SNAP participation has helped millions of families avoid hunger during this deep recession," said Matthew Sharp, a senior advocate at California Food Policy Advocates. "We see any reduction of the size of benefits as a hit that families can't afford to take."]
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-food-stamps-20120620,0,2117959.story

1 comment:

Comrade Misfit said...

Four billion dollars over a ten year period is a fucking rounding error in the Federal budget.

Everyone who votes for this is just pure evil.