U.S. citizens who rely on food stamps are outraged over a budget cut that will see the value of their stamps go down.
WDAM reports that as of Friday, Nov. 1, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will be cut. This essentially means that the millions of Americans who need food stamps to survive will no longer be able to buy as much food with their stamps as they used to.
About 15% of the U.S. population — or 47 million people — receive food stamps and receive an average of just over $133 a month. Nevertheless, the $5 billion cut will see this number go down for everyone unless the move is stopped by Congress which is unlikely.
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