That in the richest country on earth we refuse to feed poor, hungry children.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reports that SNAP benefits will be cut automatically in November of this year, as the additional funding that had been allocated to feeding people will not be renewed by this Congress.

The amount this saves is miniscule, as you can see in the graphic below. But these small amounts make a lot of difference in the lives and the nutrition of the families who need them. I know, because my mother raised us on welfare (AFDC it was, back then). What this says about us as a country (and particularly about the Republicans in Congress, who hate poor people passionately) is shameful.

SNAP cuts per month


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