Thursday, March 13, 2014

Some compassionate States avert food stamp cuts

See this article. The recent Farm Bill cut $9 billion in food stamp benefits for low-income families in 15 states and DC for those also receiving heating assistance by raising the threshhold of the later to qualify for the former. Some States though are fighting back by exploiting a loophole, slightly increasing the heating assistance thereby restoring the food stamp benefits to levels before the cuts. Those 5 States are MT, CT, NY, PA and OR. Please encourage the remaining 10 States to do the same via this petition.

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