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Sense there was that is shocking numbers showing how many Americans rely on food stamps 46 million in June alone.
Peter Doocy and that live in Washington how much money -- -- -- those 46 million debt per month Peter good morning.
Good morning bill just about a 133.
Dollars each month on average and if you break down the numbers on what used to be known as food stamps but now it's known officially -- -- the supplemental nutrition assistance program you'll see.
Why this is such a huge campaign issue because the June.
-- twelve number of low income people on the snap program almost 46 point seven million.
It's much larger fourteen plus million names larger than the 32 million or so folks who were on the program when President Obama took office.
-- a Romney campaign spokesman emailed me this morning.
That Democrats are desperately trying to convince voters that they are better off than they were four years ago but the opposite is true as evidenced by the 23 million Americans struggling for work and as we learned just yesterday.
The record number of Americans on food stamps.
We need a new direction and congressman Paul Ryan's budget that passed the house back in April proposes about 33 billion dollars in cuts to the program.
Over ten years -- If that's from the Romney team with the Obama administration say about this Peter.
The Agriculture Department says food.
It's a necessity and -- secretary Tom Vilsack is quoted this week as saying too many middle class families who have fallen on hard times are still struggling our goal.
-- to get these families -- temporary assistance they need so they're able to get through these tough times and back on their feet.
As soon as possible and food stamps or snap is actually run.
By the states and local agencies even though the federal government program and as both political parties try to make their points on this issue.
Just know that the two states to get the most money.
From the program are California a blue state and Texas.
A red state.
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