Reducing $50 in foodstamps isn't that bad. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26789990
If someone boys vegetables and certain fruits, legumes, rice, some protein and condiments, they can feed a family of 4 on around $200 a month.
People just won't be able to add their $4 dollar chocolate bars with their grocery cart or their $30 shrimp cocktail.
That's an estimate. Some could be reduced more, others cut off.
It doesn't sound that bad, but if I had 130 dollars a month for food and 50 of it was cut, it would be huge.
You make good points and I agree most people could eat for a lot less money.
More people could eat for much less if the basics were given to people, along with instructions how to cook it.
It would eliminate many of the scammers who sell their benefits and help those who need it.
So many things could have helped, but when people have been conditioned to rely on someone, and don't know how to prepare anything unless it comes in a box to microwave, it's going to be a huge problem that could have and should have been addressed before so many people are jobless, homeless, or elderly, with food prices rising weekly.