War on the poor: the bi-partisan assault on food stampz

Posted: November 8, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Moorbey'z Blog

 

Before the shutdown, both parties agreed to reduce food stamps. A struggle is needed to save this vital program.

 

On Nov. 1, all 47 million recipients of food stamps faced cuts to their assistance. For families of four, the loss will average $36 per month.

The cuts are a result of the expiration of the federal stimulus passed in 2009. In the severe economic crisis, the number of people on food stamps doubled, and the federal government increased payments by 13 percent. Now they are taking this increase away.

For the millions of families trying to figure out how to survive these cuts, the news gets even worse.

The Democrats and Republicans in Congress are currently debating how much food stamps should be additionally cut. The Republican-dominated House of Representatives passed a $4 billion annual cut, along with many new restrictions such as drug testing to reduce…

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