I didn't realize that the "stimulus" included temporary increase in the funding for food stamps.
I would imagine that the increase in this funding might have led some who were receiving the benefit to actually believe the economy was improving.
Since I doubt that the recipients will know the actual reason for the decrease (as I would not have), they could be propagandized to believe that it is due to sequestration, which has typically been blamed on the Rs.
Of course, this is also coupled with a story from yesterday that EBT cards are sold on Craigslist and e-bay. Both sites have a prohibition of selling EBT cards on their sites, but some of them slip through anyhow.
It seems that every time there is a suggestion to reduce waste and fraud in any program, there is scoffing that it will ONLY save $10 million or $5 million or $1 billion. I tend to look at it another way, if you took even $5 million from the hands of some crooks, how many people could really be helped who really needed it? How much more would charities have to work with if people didn't have to give the govt taxes to give EBT cards to crooks?