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#Congress wants to starve the #military. Literally. Food Stamp Cuts Hit Military Members, Veterans via @HuffPostPol

#Congress wants to starve the #military. Literally. Food Stamp Cuts Hit Military Members, Veterans via @HuffPostPol

WASHINGTON -- Congress' push to cut food stamps could cause collateral damage in the military, hitting everyone from active-duty members to retirees, who together have used more than $100 million in federal food aid on military bases over the past year, a Huffington Post review of the data found. Decrying the surge in food stamp costs since the start of the recession, politicians increasingly have been calling for a crackdown on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The program has expanded from covering 26 million Americans in 2007 to more than 44 million in 2011 . Suggesting that growth is evidence of fraud and abuse, House Republicans passed a budget resolution for 2013 that would cut the program by $134 billion over 10 years. In its version of the farm bill, the House Agriculture Committee has proposed $33 billion in cuts. The Senate Agriculture Commi...

Full article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/18/food-stamp-cuts-...

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