HOUSE VOTES TO CUT FOOD STAMPS BY $2 BILLION
So reads the headline on this story and so I'm outraged
by it. How dare these little rodents
in the GOP even pretend to speak for
anyone in the average level of society right now. How dare they even try! I've got a list as long as my arm of what the OTHER side has done to hurt
our great nation but it's not a Right/Left thing
and this shows it as clear as anything.
Our nation is hurting. We're looking at running incredible debt to all time record levels for any nation, any time in human history. Some estimates
put the combined 2013 total to be around 2 Trillion Dollars. That's debt. For ONE YEAR. We've seen this happen from both parties
Unemployment is still riding high and damn near crippling
in many areas of the nation. Ask Detroit, Stockton, Yuma or El Centro how getting a
job looks these days.
What do the GOP do? What is their BIG solution to this? Hey, we have too many hungry people out there! Let's solve it by just wiping them off the
food support programs like SNAP (Food Stamps) and make life all the harder for those who DO remain on them at all. Not because anything has gotten
better but because the GOP have become cold hearted trolls, every bit the equal of any OTHER group or party in Washington.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted on Wednesday to cut food stamps by $2 billion a year as part of a wide-ranging farm bill.
The chamber rejected 234-188 a Democratic amendment to the five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm legislation that would have maintained current
spending on food stamps, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The overall bill cuts the $80 billion-a-year program by
about 3 percent and makes it harder for some people to qualify.
At this rate, I may never
vote for a Republican for a damn thing again. EVER
Many conservatives have said the food stamp cuts do not go far enough since the program has doubled in cost in the last five years and now feeds 1
in 7 Americans. Liberals have argued against any reductions, contending the House plan could take as many as 2 million needy recipients off the rolls.
The White House has threatened a veto over the food stamp cuts.
There is a REASON so many are on food stamps! HALF
of it sits in the White House.....but the OTHER half
sits in control of the House and
won't deem it worthy of their precious time to even WRITE a budget for this nation. Year after Year, we go without even a basic budget as
by the Constitution and as one of the ONLY
specific duties that IS mandated specifically. Oh, but this wasn't enough for them.
They had to do more.
Other amendments chipped away at the program. The House adopted by voice vote an amendment to require drug tests for SNAP recipients, angering
Democrats who said the tests would be demeaning to people who apply for the food aid. Lawmakers also adopted by voice vote an amendment that would end
a 2004 U.S.-Mexico agreement to educate Mexican-Americans about food stamps. More amendments are expected to try and scale back the
This is like saying we're going to do away with poor people by redefining the scale which sets the definition of poor! !
people on these programs and it's all that gets them one month to the next right now. Some of our Military families are on these
programs! It's all that keeps them and their kids properly fed in this hard times we're all living through. HOW DARE THEY?!
These programs DO need reforms. Absolutely and 100% NO question about that. HOWEVER, when we are spending over SIX HUNDRED BILLION
(and a fraction actually pays or equips the men in it) and over ONE HUNDRED BILLION
on intelligence to SPY ON US? I think patting themselves on
the back like fat cats that just saved the world, over a 2 billion dollar savings that literally
comes from the dinner plates
Americans in need is disgusting and obscene.
This should harden others as well. Vote these worthless slugs out of office and lets HAVE some of those budget cuts. Starting with the salaries of
men. Each and every last one of them!