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Congress cuts food stamps cut by $8.7 billion

Food stamp recipients will lose an average of $90 per month in benefits thanks to an $8.7 billion cut passed by Congress. The Senate voted on Tuesday to send the 2014 Farm Bill, which includes the cut, to President Obama’s desk. 

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Doctors warn Congress of consequences of food stamp cuts

Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could face increases in health bills. The experts say that while the consequence may not be felt immediately, over time the poor will wind up in doctors’ offices and/or hospitals as a result of the cuts. 

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Offensive? Artist creates ‘food stamp table,’ sells it for $12K

When the federal government announced massive cuts to the country’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), millions of Americans were affected. Now, an artist has recreated a daily variation of what you can get with the current food stamp ration entitled “Food Stamp Table.” The artistic piece is currently on display at Miami’s Art Basel, and […]

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Legislator who voted for testing of food stamp recipients busted for cocaine possession, keeps job

A Florida congressman who voted in favor of food stamp recipients being tested for substance abuse, has revealed that he has a drug problem after being caught with cocaine. In September, Rep. Trey Radel voted for Republican legislation that would make food stamp recipients take drug tests to prove they’re clean before receiving the government benefit. […]

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Featured Post

Food Stamps For The Holidays

   By: Rashad J. Smith The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) also known to millions of Americans as “Food Stamps” surprised hundreds of thousands of recipients with extra “money” this past weekend. Residents of Rochester, New York rushed to grocery stores this weekend after they found out that their balance on their Electronic Benefit Transfer […]

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Food stamps to be cut by $5 billion this week

The U.S. food stamp program will be cut by $5 billion this week. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) costs roughly $80 billion a year to run. SNAP provides aid to 14% of the country’s households, which equals about 47 million people.

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Food stamp recipients to see cuts in benefits in some states

Republican-controlled states are making cuts to their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). While the measure isn’t a result of the shutdown, it affects thousands of Americans.

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Mayor Cory Booker Vows To Spend A Week on Food Stamps

Mayor Cory Booker has vowed to spend the week on food stamps to combat stigma associated with gov. assistance. Will Booker’s efforts shed light on the lives of those who depend on things like food stamps to eat? Is this just the latest in Booker’s social media shenanigans?

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