The House-approved Ryan Budget aims to slash $33 billion in food stamp funding – at a time when Americans need them most.
Food stamp usage has reached historic levels as more and more people find themselves without work, and, consequently, no means for feeding their family. One in every seven Americans now rely on the program, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), to survive.
The Ryan Budget would also change SNAP to a block grant. The problem with a block grant is it’s a fixed amount; it doesn’t expand as the need for emergency food increases – in times like these, for instance. If the fixed amount fails to meet state needs, states may be forced to ration the benefit.
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