Quote of the Day 11/5/2013

In many homes, food stamps are the only means and access to quality, nutritious foods. A proposed nearly $40 billion cut in SNAP, which funds our state’s food stamp program, will have a dire effect on hundreds of Native families in northeast Oklahoma, harming the health and well-being of many Cherokee citizens. … Cutting the $40 billion will only drive up health care costs and create real problems for the generation that follows us.

-Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, on food stamp cuts being pushed by Congressional Republicans (Source: http://bit.ly/1a2U9yA)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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