Under the program, known formally as the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program, or SNAP, a family of four that gets $668 per month in benefits will find that amount cut by $36.
SNAP, which benefits one in seven Americans, is administered by the Department of Agriculture and is authorized in a five-year omnibus farm bill covering all agricultural programs.
~ USA Today
Starving Them Out: Food Stamps and The GOP’s War On The Poor http://t.co/6mUObYcBkN— Rick Cooley (@rcooley123) November 2, 2013
We can't allow House Republicans to gut the food stamps program. This small amount of assistance prevents hunger. pic.twitter.com/Y6P9H3VJ42— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) November 1, 2013
Wow I don't even know what to say. pic.twitter.com/FOpcmMgYEX— Jeffrey E Hudson (@JEH24401) November 2, 2013
Top 1% richer than ever. Dow up 100%. Deficit down. Let's cut food stamps. #GOPHungerGames— blue meanie (@RealBlueMeanie) November 2, 2013
Pediatricians: Food Stamps one of most cost-effective beneficial programs in country, cutting hurts children http://t.co/KZ3h510Axz— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) November 1, 2013
48 million Americans- thats 1 in 4 children - depend on food stamps. How dare we cut funding for this. Not this— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) November 2, 2013
GOP: You have NO excuse for not having a job that would get you off food stamps. Also, your boss should be able to fire you for being gay.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) November 1, 2013
Why 900,000 veterans will get their food stamps cut on Friday http://t.co/umjIkd3pak— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) October 29, 2013
Cut in food stamps will hit retailers http://t.co/IuVMBxGKiF— CaliforniaDemocrat (@RockCandy15) November 2, 2013