It’s official, nearly 900 million in food aid for low income families will be cut. They sure didn’t waste anytime with this one …
The Republican-led House rejected bipartisan attempts to reduce farm subsidies Thursday and passed a food and farm spending bill that makes deep cuts in food aid at home and abroad.
It would cut the Women, Infants and Children program, which offers food aid and educational support for low-income mothers and their children, by $868 million, or 13 percent from the current level. An international food assistance program that provides emergency aid and agricultural development would drop by more than $450 million, one-third of the program’s budget.
Democrats said the cuts to food aid were reckless and that subsidies should be trimmed instead.
“The Republican bill is harmful, ineffective and plays politics with our children’s health,” said Rep. George Miller, D-Calif.
These are our tax dollars being put to use in these programs and further proves why it’s so important to vote! We have yet to imagine that strain this will put on families who really need the added support. SMH