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CBS News: Family receiving food stamps speaks out about budget proposal

May 26, 2017
Event Date: 
May 26, 2017

CBS News spoke with a member of Witnesses to Hunger, Myra Young, about her thoughts on potential cuts to SNAP and other programs. 

Below is an excerpt. 

Food stamp funding would be slashed by about 25 percent, with a new work requirement imposed on some recipients.

Myra Young is a nurses' assistant who gets $100 in food stamps a month. Her son relies on Medicaid.

"My tax money pays for my food stamps and you don't even give me enough to feed my children," she added.


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