Fiscal cliff could hurt those on food stamps

Going over the fiscal cliff will affect the poor in addition to affecting the middle class and the wealthy by increasing their taxes.  Those on assistance programs such as food stamps could see a decline or even an end to their aid if Congress does not act quickly.  SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), is covered by the farm bill, which expired in September.  Congress has not extended the benefits and could even make it more difficult to receive aid in any bill that is passed to avoid the fiscal cliff.

For more on this evolving story see, “Food stamp families fear possible ‘fiscal cliff’ cuts.”