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Light from the Times

Food prices rising. Proposed Food Stamp cuts would boot 5 million people from the program. Americans following this blog may want to consider voicing their opinions to the people on the Hill. The Ven. Bhikhu Bodhi outlines this situation today on his blog, Buddhist Global Relief. J.D.

Buddhist Global Relief

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

On Wednesday of last week, the same day that I was writing my recent blogpost highlighting the need not to make cuts to food stamps–“Nourishing Change,” published August 1st–the New York Times published an article about the likely impact that cuts in funding for food stamps would have on the poor.  I only got to see the Times article Friday afternoon (August 2nd) through a link sent to me in an email. While my post was written independently, the Times article confirms my case.

The article, “House Plan on Food Stamps Would Cut 5 Million From Program,” by Ron Nixon, features a study released on Tuesday by the Health Impact Project in Washington, which points out that if the House proposal to cut food stamps by $20.5 billion were enacted, 5 million people would lose eligibility for the program. Of these, a half million…

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2 thoughts on “Light from the Times

  1. @ Priscilla – Hi and thanks for your comment. Regarding “Likes” – whenever a post is a reblog from another site – as this one is – you link through to the other site and you can “Like” there. The complete article is on Buddhist Global Relief. What you see here is just the introductory snippet. Warmest regards, Jamie

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