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US to cut food stamps funding, as 'wasteful'

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The US Republican party advocates cutting programs funding food stamps for low income Americans.

The Oklahoma GOP has recently compared Americans in need, who are food stamp recipients to animals: "the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."

Meanwhile the Congress keeps passing needed legislation, that would allow them to cut funding SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the formal name for food stamps) and WIC (the Women, Infants, and Children program). The committee's press release describes year-over-year decreases in allocations of $184 million and $139 million, respectively.

According to the FY2016 Conference Agreement, "the legislation targets this funding to national programs that have the most benefit to the American people and the U.S. economy, while reducing inefficient, wasteful, or lower-priority programs and agencies."

Thus, about 50% of the young population, that lives by those allowances in the US don't target the party's priority list.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has found that 84 percent of cities expect requests for emergency food assistance to increase over the next year.

In any way hungry Americans should be ready to tighten their belts even further.

Also read: US spent $100 bln to manage food assistance

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