Food stamp cuts to take effect Friday

Americans on food stamps will see a reduction in benefits starting Friday.

For a family of four on the maximum allowed benefits, that’s $36 less per month for food on the table.

It sounded like a great idea when it was launched; a program aimed in part, at making school lunches healthier.

“We’re determined to finally take on one of the most serious threats to their future. And that is the epidemic of childhood obesity in America today,” Michelle Obama said in 2012.

But to fund that war on obesity, the White House borrowed money from the war on hunger.


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