Operation SNAP 47M Americans hit by food stamp cuts starting today Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY November 1, 2013 The cutbacks amount to the loss of 21 meals per month for a family of four Food stamp benefits will be cut to more than 47 million Americans starting Friday as a temporary boost to the federal program comes to an end without a new budget from a deadlocked Congress to replace it. Under the program, known formally as the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program, or SNAP, a family of four that gets $668 per month in benefits will find that amount cut by $36. SNAP, which benefits one in seven Americans, is administered by the Department of Agriculture and is authorized in a five-year omnibus farm bill covering all agricultural programs. continued Nearly 1 Million Vets Face Food Stamps Cut Oct 29, 2013 Military.com| by Richard Sisk About 900,000 veterans and 5,000 active duty troops face cuts in their food stamp benefits beginning Thursday as $5 billion is automatically trimmed from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program for low-income families. continued The GOP shutdown cost $24 billion, but "we cant afford" $5 billion to feed 49 million Americans including 22 million children RadicalMedia_ @UnToldCarlisle US emergency food providers brace as $5bn food stamp cuts set in via @guardian #OpSnap DoD: 5,000 Military Families Losing Food Stamps | GOPs Celebrate as 49 Million Americans Will Soon Have Less Food 2Eat If you want 2 complain about tax payers subsidizing someone, complain about Corp Welfare/not food stamps AmericanWoman @MaxwellEileen How do we subsidize Walmarts "low prices" W/food stamps 4 underpaid employees #WalmartStrikers @OccupyWallSt 47M families' food cut starting today. REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER. Carry an #OpSNAP! sign. Is There a Revolution Coming? Americans Finally Realize Global Capitalism Is a Murderous Sham CHRIS HEDGES: | Alternet Tell Congress: We Need Jobs, Not Cuts, Got Hemp? Of the 3 million plus edible plants that grow on earth, no other single plant source can compare with the nutritional value of hempseeds. Both the complete protein and the essential oil contained in hempseeds are in ideal ratios for human nutrition.