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Putting Food Stamp Cuts in Perspective

Created on December 5, 2013

Putting Food Stamp Cuts in Perspective

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READ the original report, "Proposed Cuts Would Barely Dent Massive Growth of Food Stamps."

In 2000, food stamp spending was about $18 billion per year. By 2008, that figure more than doubled. If Congress does nothing, average annual spending will be $76 billion—nearly double levels from 2008.

Keywords: food stamps, SNAP, cuts, House, Senate

Sources: Congressional Budget Office and Office of Management and Budget.

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Article ID: food-stamp-cuts