22 Million Children Could Be Left Without Food Stamps Due to Budget Cuts -via -Youth Today
Approximately one third of the proposed cuts are directed at “categorical eligibility” restrictions that could leave as many as two million people per year ineligible for SNAP benefits. The proposed bill would also eliminate more than 250,000 children from automatic enrollment in the Free School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Their benefits could vanish as early as this year if the budget is passed.
The House plan (passed 218-199) is an attempt to avoid scheduled defense spending cuts which became necessary after
the so-called supercommittee’s failure blatantly partisan GOP stonewalling last year to come up with a bipartisan deficit reduction plan. A guns and butter debate that will hit home for millions.