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Montanans To See Reductions in Food Stamps

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We go away for vacation and the government is trying to change things…dirty rats. Democrats are opposing a bill that House Republican leaders are going to present that would cut the food stamps program by $40 billion over the next 10 years! Republicans say the program is unbearably expensive; they sight food stamp enrollment soared after the 2008-09 recession to $78 billion a year.

Recent information released from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that more than 130,000 Montanans will see reductions in their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps on November 1st. That’s about $10 per month per person in the state. Nationally one in seven Americans are receiving food stamps.

Reaction from the Montana Budget and Policy Center claim it is too early to cut the benefits as many have not recovered from the economic crisis. Efforts to extend the stimulus further have stalled in Congress.

A statement last Thursday from the House Majority leader says that the new bill would “include common-sense measures, such as work requirements and job-training requirements for able-bodied adults without children receiving assistance.”

Finally someone agrees with us. And we were on vacation and didn’t have to help these guys figure this out.

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