Wednesday, April 11, 2012


According to a study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:
“In 2009 the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was responsible for lifting the income of 3.6 million Americans over the poverty line, providing an average of less than $300 in monthly food stamps to families in need. In 2010 this program lifted 3.9 million Americans above poverty, including 1.7 million children.“

And the Ryan budget plan will reduce the Food Stamp program by 133 BILLION over ten years. 13.35 billion in reductions each year over ten years....and he won't budge on the tax breaks for the uber rich. What an asshole. What an unfeeling, uncaring, unsympathetic asshole. What kind of a man would risk children going hungry while he maintains the tax breaks for multi-millionaires who do not need the money? This "SNAP" program has never been more important, given the economic hardships our fellow Americans are going through....

"In fact, America’s dependence on the SNAP program has been all the more important because of the tight job market and slow economy. From the economic collapse of 2007 until the start of the recovery in 2011, food stamp rolls grew from 26.3 million to almost 45 million.
The millionaires in our nation’s capital may never have to make eye contact with the reality of our ongoing recession. The rest of us are not so lucky. Half of the rest of us are poor or low income. Fifty-seven percent of American children live in a poor or low-income family. Out of all SNAP food stamp funding, approximately 75% goes precisely to these poor or low-income families with kids."

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