Millions of food stamp recipients are finding their government supplement smaller this month. The federal government made sizeable cuts to the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) otherwise known as food stamps. This cut will affect 47.6 million Americans or about 1 out of every 6 people.
Under the new guidelines, a family of 4 will see their food stamps drop from $668 a month to $632 a month. While $36 dollars doesn’t sound like a lot, it’s the equivalent of 2-4 meals per family per month.
In New York City alone, there are about 1.9 million people receiving food stamps. According to one source, the cuts to the SNAP program will result in the equivalent of 76 million meals disappearing from the tables of New York’s poor.
Part of the money taken away from food stamps is being diverted to Michele Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ anti-obesity program. How much money is going to Michele’s program? Would you believe that $4.5 billion is going towards her Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which is part of the Let’s Move program? Instead of turkey with all of the trimmings for Thanksgiving, Michele’s program is pushing things like vegan black bean patties, organic lacovore quinoa salad and bean sprouts. Now doesn’t that sound yummy?
If you receive food stamps or know of anyone who does, make sure when they sit down for their Thanksgiving dinner that they know their shortage of food is Michele Obama’s fault. While she feasts on the finest foods prepared by White House chefs, she’s responsible for stealing food from the mouths of the poor to promote her health kick program. By the way, I seriously doubt if the White House chefs will be serving black bean patties, bean sprouts and organic lacovore quinoa for Thanksgiving.