GOP-Led Efforts To Cut Food Stamps Would Hurt Active Military & Veterans

According to a new data reviewed by the Huffington Post, the Republican-led push to cut food stamps could have deep ramifications on the military. Studies have revealed that active military soldiers and veterans have used more than $100 million in federal food aid in the past year just on military bases since June 2011. Census statistics also indicate that 1.5 million households which include a veteran have been receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Despite the clear advantages that the program provides for some Americans unable to afford basic needs, House Republicans have passed a budget resolution for 2013 that would downsize the program by $134 billion over the next ten years.

Angela Guo