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View Diary: President Obama signs the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 Into Law (with Pics) (74 comments)

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    Cheers to the First Lady and the President for working to get this passed but, as with all legislation that helps the 98%, it came with a price. The President explained at the signing:

    It’s also important to note that while this bill is fully paid for, it won’t add a dime to the deficit, some of the funding comes from rolling back a temporary increase in food stamp benefits –- or SNAP as it’s now called -– starting in the fall of 2013.  I know a number of members of Congress have expressed concerns about this offset being included in the bill, and I’m committed to working with them to restore these funds in the future.

    I sincerely hope those cuts can be restored to SNAP.

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