Despite the fact that over 900,000 veterans rely on food stamps to survive, former Vice President Dick Cheney bashed Obama’s administration for cutting our military budget to help fund the Supplemental Assistance Program.
While discussing the 2015 military budget on Fox News, Cheney was angry about the plan to reduce to size of the Army. He says the cuts are “dangerous.”
“You know, I’ve obviously not been a strong supporter of Barack Obama, but this really is over the top,” Cheney said. “It does enormous long-term damage to our military. They act as though it’s like highway spending and you can turn it on and off.”
What Cheney apparently doesn’t know, is that military troops he’s claiming will be hurt by the cuts are the very same people who will benefit. During a Defense Department review, it was reveled that military families relied on food stamps more in 2013 than ever before. ThinkProgress’ Deputy Economics editor Alan Pyke wrote last week, “Food stamp usage at the stores has more than quadrupled since 2007 as the recession compounded the already difficult financial situation faced by military families.”