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Food stamp benefits to be cut next week

Food stamp benefits to be cut next week
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POSTED: Friday, October 25, 2013 - 8:30pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 3:48pm

Millions of Americans who rely on food stamps will soon see a change in benefits.

Starting next Friday, food stamp benefits will be cut.

More than 47 million people currently receive food stamps, which is about 15 percent of the U.S. population – that’s up from 8.7 percent in 2007.

The average benefit per person now stands at a little over $133 a month. That amount will be reduced.

All total, the cuts add up to $5 billion. Congress can halt the decision but, it's unlikely.

  

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I have a difficult time understanding why they are cutting the snap program for anyone over the age of 65 have worked their entire life payed taxes, social security etc, What are they doing to the people that DO NOT PAY TAXES OR SOCIAL SECURITY KEEP GIVING TO THEM WRONG WRONG WRONG

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