Ben Swann Reports: House Votes To Cut $40 Billion From Food Stamp Program – But Don’t Expect Spending To Actually DecreaseSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 21:31
Ben Swann Reports: House Votes To Cut $40 Billion From Food Stamp Program – But Don’t Expect Spending To Actually Decrease
2 hours ago | Opinion, Politics, US | Posted by Kristin Tate
September 20, 2013
As we reported last week, the ballooned food stamps program costs taxpayers $80 billion per year. Nearly one sixth of Americans now rely on the food subsidies.
But on Thursday, the House voted to cut $40 billion from food stamps over a 10 year period.
To achieve these cuts, it would be made harder for able-bodied adults with no dependents to get waivers. Healthy adults with no dependents would be limited to three months of food stamps over a three year period, unless they enroll in a government job training program or land a part time job.