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Democrats silent as one million lose food stamp benefits in the US

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  • Sanders has criticized Hillary Clinton repeatedly for giving speeches to Wall Street audiences in return for six-figure fees, as well as raking in campaign contributions from the financial and fossil fuel industries. But he has not sought to make an issue of the cuts in vital social programs, particularly those implemented with the collaboration of the Obama administration or this year’s drastic cutback in food stamp eligibility for childless adults.
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Patrick Martin,  World Socialist Web Site

4 April 2016 | Tens of thousands of impoverished, unemployed adults were cut off food stamps Friday, the first wave of a social catastrophe that could affect more than one million people this year.

 

https://www.wsws.org/asset/8b5f681e-a78c-436e-95c3-47984421186H/SNAP-cutoff-states.png?rendition=image480 Some 22 states began terminating benefits for “Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents,” or ABAWDs, in the jargon of the US Department of Agriculture, which administers the federally funded food stamp program, or Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), as it is formally known.

Patrick Martin is a writer for World Socialist Web Site <>

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Socialism, Bernie Sanders and the working class, Dave Schneider, Fight Back! News

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