US “Feeds” Israeli War Machine Instead of Feeding Its People by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
November 2, 2013

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Some 47 million poor Americans – one in four children – see their already meager federal food allowances slashed this week.

The cuts amount to $4 billion a year over the next decade.

That $4 billion figure should ring a bell. It is equivalent to the official annual subvention that the US government sends to Israel – courtesy of the American taxpayer.

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Food Stamps Cut As Hunger Rises by Kathy Durkin

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by Kathy Durkin
Workers World
October 3, 2013

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Cupboards will be bare next year for nearly 4 million people in the United States if the bill cutting the food stamp program, which was passed by the Republican majority in the House on Sept. 19, becomes law. They voted to cut this life-saving program by $40 billion over 10 years.

The bill would deny food aid to poor adults, including 170,000 veterans. Cut off would be 1.7 million jobless adults living in high-unemployment regions, as well as 2.1 million people in low-income families, most with underpaid working adults and/or low-income seniors. Continue reading

Three Myths About Food Stamps

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TheRealNews on Sep 22, 2013

House passes bill to cut food stamps for up to 4 million Americans in 2014, but what are the facts behind this polarizing program? Continue reading