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The Shame and the Light of Today’s SNAP Vote

Just weeks after the USDA reported that 14.5% of American households struggled to put food on the table, today the House of Representatives passed, 217-210, a shameful bill that cuts $40 billion to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps).  Such a move would end benefits for approximately 3.8 million low-income people and deny 210,000 children school lunch and breakfast.  At a time of instability in the economy, high numbers of unemployment and hunger, it is indefensible that any lawmaker that claims to want to help Americans would vote for such a horrendous bill.

The Shame and the Light of Today’s SNAP Vote.


Written by uocemagna

September 26, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Posted in Poverty

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