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Food stamp cuts agreed to by Republicans and Democrats kick in today, just in time to say “Fuck You” for the Holidays.
“Benefit cuts to food stamp recipients kick in Friday, a move by Congress that will siphon $5 billion off a program that helps one in seven Americans put breakfast, lunch and dinner on the table.
As president of the Food Bank for New York City, Margaret Purvis expects those cuts will draw even more people to organizations that already provide 400,000 meals a day to hungry city folks.
“Our members are panicking,” she said as time wound down before the benefit decreases go into effect. “We’re telling everyone to make sure that you are prepared for longer lines.””
WASHINGTON — More than four million Californians — including roughly a quarter of a million people in the Bay Area — will see cuts in their food stamp benefits starting Friday when a boost included in the 2009 stimulus package expires.
The cuts mean a family of four will receive $632, or $36 less per month in federal food assistance, even as California food costs rise. That is the equivalent of losing roughly 21 individual meals per month based on calculations used by the Department of Agriculture.
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