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My thanks to Rep. Suzan DelBene for informing the public about the GOP’s narrow-minded intent to require job training for SNAP (food stamp) recipients [“GOP plan to tie food stamps to job training is not ‘reform,’ ” Opinion, May 10].

According to the “Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Households: Fiscal Year 2015,” published by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, nearly two-thirds of SNAP recipients were children, elderly or disabled nonelderly adults.

Multiple times over the past few years House Speaker Paul Ryan has spoken about Republican-supported proposals to cut SNAP benefits in half. This begs the question: Exactly which children, elderly and disabled nonelderly adults does Ryan want to starve?

Jeff Voltz, Blaine

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