Representatives want to cut the food stamp program

After watching the cost of food stamp assistance soar during the recession, the Republican-led House of Representatives want to cut the food stamp program by 40 billion dollars over the next decade.

More than 47 million people or 15 percent of the country rely on food stamps-- that's the most in our nation's history.

The proposed cuts would force about 14 million people from the program by 2023.

Even if the house manages to pass it, it likely won't pass the senate and President Obama said he'll veto it.


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