More specifically, she said this:
Some relief for millions of American families facing a drastic cut in food stamps. After a two-year fight today, the Senate passed a farm bill which cuts $8 billion from the food stamp program. But that’s far less than the $40 billion Republicans wanted to cut.
I hate to break this to Sawyer, but most people who rely on the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits in order to eat are probably not relieved. That Republican scenario was never going to become a law, so this cut is what they have to look forward to. When you consider that this $8 billion cut came on top of another round of earlier cuts of around $5 billion, it’s pretty easy to imagine that food stamp recipients aren’t breathing a sigh of relief.
Of course, instead of assuming how food stamp recipients are dealing with this news, you could try interviewing them directly. That’s the approach that CBS Evening News took (2/8/14 ), with correspondent Jeff Pegues profiling a family already stretching its food budget.
Recent estimates are that 1 in 7 American families receive SNAP benefits. Coverage of this issue should, at the very minimum, include them. This CBS report is all too rare.