Update: I’m joining in solidarity with others in expressing deep disappointment and anger over the recent news and decision by the House Agricultural Committee’s decision to cut the SNAP program (formerly food stamps) by more than $35 million over the next 10 years.
While it should not make it past the Senate, I’ve emailed my elected officials to express this disappointment and to take actions. Regardless, you have to wonder where our priorities are.
I am all for reducing our national deficit. It must be a priority but to do it at the expense of those who need food via this program is morally wrong.
Here’s a brief synopsis from Bread for the World’s blog:
Bread for the World is infuriated by the House Agriculture Committee’s decision today to slash the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) by more than $35 billion.
“Cuts to SNAP, particularly at a time of continued high unemployment and unprecedented need for food assistance, are a moral outrage,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “SNAP is working exactly as intended. It has grown to meet increased need and is expected to decrease to pre-recession levels as the economy recovers.”
WWJC? What would Jesus cut?
I have reasons to both like and dislike Tupac but his words when he was alive still hit the core:
“They have money for war but can’t feed the poor.” – Tupac
Original Blog Entry:
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