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$5B in food stamp cuts coming Friday

The government will cut $5 billion in food stamp benefits this Friday.

Food stamp benefits were bumped up during the recession, but that temporary provision expires on November 1.

Congress has the power to halt the cutback, but experts say that’s unlikely to happen.

More than 47 million Americans get food stamps – that’s about 15 percent of the population.

The average benefit is about $133 per person.

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10 Comments to “$5B in food stamp cuts coming Friday”

    Carl said:
    October 28, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    People are going to have to work harder now and not depend on the government to feed them and all there children

      EDG said:
      October 28, 2013 at 6:49 PM

      I can tell by your grammar that you are not an educated man…maybe you should educate yourself before you offer public commentary!

    john said:
    October 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Wow 47 million people thats alot of free money/food. Time to put on your big boy pants and work for yours!

      EDG said:
      October 28, 2013 at 6:51 PM

      You have no concept of basic Sociology…I sense you are the kind of man that sits around drinking beer; picking your ass and beating your wife.

    Stan said:
    October 28, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Good, and while they are at it they should spend a little of the savings to crack down on all the "takers" that do not deserve it.

      EDG said:
      October 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM

      All I can say to you Stan is that you kind of sound like an idiot…I'm guessing you are in the same ass picking; beer drinking; wife beating club that John belongs to…I would like to see the government "crack" down on all the idiots like yourself that do not deserve air.

    Carl said:
    October 28, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Shut up you welfare defending liberals. Nobody cares if you knock are grammar down you pencil pushing desk jockey’s

      EDG said:
      October 28, 2013 at 8:21 PM

      Wow Carl…you keep showing us just how stupid you really are! Does your brain get confused when you inhale? Shut up and continue on with beating your wife and kids.

    Carl said:
    October 28, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    I also enjoy the smell of my own farts.

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