Nutter on Thursday's House vote: 'It’s decimating to the folks who don’t have'
In response to Thursday’s House vote that would cut roughly $39 billion in funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps — over the next decade, Mayor Nutter says:
“It’s a disgrace. It’s decimating to the folks who don’t have. We’ll literally have less food. Retailers will be affected . . . Farmers, in Philadelphia are going to be hurt. It’s mean spirited. We’ll still ship millions of food products around the world … while children [here] will go to sleep hungry.”