Military Families on Food Stamps Would Be Hurt By Proposed Budget Cuts

Military families i Florida and around the country rely on Food Stamps for their meals

This week on The Politically Incorrect Podcast my guest is Amy Bushatz who is a writer for Military.com. This week she published a very interesting story titled “How President’s Food Stamp Cuts Would Impact Military Families.”

Military families in Florida and around the rest of the United States are working hard to make ends meet. As a matter of fact, these families have turned to food stamps so that they can put food on their tables.

It is important to note that there is really no accurate way to measure how many military families need food stamps, plus if you are a veteran or even a member of the National Guard you aren’t even counted.

So listen to the podcast to get all of the information about military families on Food Stamps.

Here is an excerpt from Amy’s story.

A federal funding proposal issued by the White House this week would cut the amount of food aid given to most recipients, including many military families, and replace it with a subscription-style box of delivered foods.

The proposal, announced Monday, would slash the food stamp program, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), by $17 billion in 2019.

Instead, about half of the benefits received by more than 80 percent of all users would be replaced by a regular supply of government-sourced nonperishable foods, which officials likened to a “Blue Apron-type program.”

“What we do is propose that for folks who are on food stamps, part — not all, part — of their benefits come in the actual sort of … Blue Apron-type program where you actually receive the food instead of receive the cash,” Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney said in a Monday briefing.

That change would also impact thousands of military families who monthly receive the SNAP benefit across the U.S.

Although Pentagon officials have not yet commented on the proposed cut, in the past they noted that such cuts would hit troops hard, and that they would look to mitigate any impact on families were the cuts to be approved by Congress.

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