HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - Congress' push to cut food stamps could cause
collateral damage in the military, hitting everyone from active-duty
members to retirees, who together have used more than $100 million in
federal food aid on military bases over the past year, a Huffington Post
review of the data found.
Decrying the surge in food stamp costs since the start of the
recession, politicians increasingly have been calling for a crackdown on
the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The program has
expanded from covering 26 million Americans in 2007 to more than 44
million in 2011.
Suggesting that growth is evidence of fraud and abuse, House
Republicans passed a budget resolution for 2013 that would cut the
program by $134 billion over 10 years. In its version of the farm bill, the House Agriculture Committee has proposed $33 billion in cuts. click here to read more