Life long ban on food stamp benefits

I subscribe to a Google group called DC Food For All. The post I read today is rather alarming.

The Senate approved,  without any debate,  an amendment to the Farm Bill that would impose a lifetime ban on food stamp benefits for people who have been convicted of certain violent crimes (murderers, rapists & pedophiles). But the implications do not end there. The felon’s family members would receive a reduced level of food stamp benefits.

Wow. Stunning.  I am speechless.

For more info,  search for the blog (on wordpress)  entitled “Poverty & Policy. “

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