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Posted by SunsetDreams in General Discussion: Presidency
Mon Aug 16th 2010, 09:41 AM
They were increased in the Recovery Act TEMPORARILY. This TEMPORARY INCREASE will be allowed to expire in 2014.

Food Stamps (Offset of $11.9 Billion, Beginning March 31, 2014)

Under the bill, effective March 31, 2014, food stamp benefits will return to the levels that individuals would have received under pre-Recovery Act law. This modification is estimated to save $11.9 billion over ten years.


FY10 Ed Jobs Supplemental (HR 1586)
Provisions here: http://appropriations.house.gov/index.php?...

Recovery Act's Food Stamp Increase Has Boosted Economy

The Food Stamp Program has not only expanded dramatically to meet rising need during the recession, but has also delivered more than $12 billion (between April 2009 and June 2010) in additional food stamp benefits under the Recovery Act. <4> The Recovery Act provided a temporary, 13.6 percent boost in the maximum food stamp benefit in federal fiscal year 2009. Congress enacted this provision as a fast and effective economic stimulus measure to help push against the rising tide of hardship for low-income Americans.


More here: http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&...
(Center On Budget and Policy Priorities)

GEEZ! The media need to stop lying!
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