A House vote for SNAP cuts was lambasted by many Twitter users today, many of whom tweeted under the hashtag #SaveSNAP to protest an initiative that will plunge millions of Americans into food insecurity.
The hashtag #SNAP was also trending in support of preserving the program fully called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but often referred to by the somewhat dated term “food stamps.”
While the “great recession” sparked a larger reliance on SNAP, many in the GOP feel the program encourages dependency — despite large numbers of SNAP recipients working while receiving food assistance.
On Twitter, SNAP cuts were decried by lawmakers and general users alike, with the following tweets some of the most popular as the SNAP vote was discussed:
— Tim Bishop (@TimBishopNY) September 19, 2013
— Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) September 19, 2013
— cathy lemanski (@catlem) September 19, 2013
— Stephanie Green (@stefsstuff) September 19, 2013
However, not everyone was against SNAP cuts, and those tweeting under the #TCOT hashtag applauded the decision to reduce food stamp assistance to hungry Americans:
— William J. Miller (@WilliamJMiller) September 19, 2013
— Spoa Steph (@SpoaSteph) September 19, 2013
— di kele (@Pudingtane) August 13, 2013
Were your Twitter feed posters against SNAP cuts, or for them?