GOP Cuts To Food Aid For Seniors And Food Banks Equals One Day Of Bush Tax Cuts For MillionairesFrom Think Progress: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/06/14/245320/gop-cuts-food-aid-one-day-tax-cuts/
By Pat Garofalo on Jun 14, 2011 at 4:10 pm
Today, the House is debating the Republican’s 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, which, as we’ve been documenting, slashes funding for food assistance, preventing hundreds of thousands of people from accessing aid. In addition to lopping more than $800 million from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), the GOP’s bill would cut $38 million from the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSIP), as well as $63 million from the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAB).
The CSFP provides food assistance to 600,000 low-income families every month, 96 percent of whom are seniors, while the TEFAP “provides our nation’s emergency food bank network with food commodities and storage and distribution support.” We previously noted that the cuts to WIC are roughly equivalent to the cost of extending the Bush tax cuts for millionaires alone for just one week.
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