"House passes food stamp starvation bill, 217-210"

Keeping It Real 2013/09/19 22:43:03

Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 06:16 PM EDT

House passes food stamp starvation bill, 217-210

by Laura Clawson


House Republicans carried through with a vote on their
never-gonna-be-law bill cutting food stamps by $40 billion over 10
years. The bill passed the House on a 217 to 210 vote, with 15 Republican defections.

If the president and the Senate did not stand in the way of this bill ever becoming law, 3.8 million people
would lose Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits in 2014.
Republican swore up and down their plan would put people to work ... by
requiring them to work or participate in a job training program for
benefits, regardless of whether work or job training was available; as
one Democrat pointed out during debate, the bill claims to promote job
training yet does not contain funding for it.

While 15 Republican defections is a low number in historical
context—after all, not so very long ago there was bipartisan agreement
that hunger was bad and food stamps were a very efficient way to reduce
it—it's a relatively high number given today's far far right Republican
Party. Nevada Republican Rep. Joe Heck even spoke against the bil

number republican party nevada republican rep joe heck spoke bilRep. Joe Heck pointed out that this bill would end #SNAP assistance to 170,000 Veterans. #protectSNAP


Republicans will try to use this bill as leverage to force the Senate to
cut food stamp funding by more than the $400 million a year already in
the Senate farm bill (to the Senate's shame); Sen. Debbie Stabenow,
chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said the House bill "will never see the light of day in the Senate."

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  • Manuel 2013/09/20 00:09:38
    Republicans are the churchgoers...they are the generous people...they even want to make more jails for blacks and Hispanics and house and feed them there for free...isn't that nice of them?.... Well this is about as good as they get... If you want to see public schools end along with welfare and food stamps ......and see more jails being built for the blacks and Hispanics they plan to incarnate and feed for free...then vote GOP... Alter all they are the nicest racists you will ever meet....

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  • Spizzzo BN-0 2013/09/29 08:20:18
    Spizzzo BN-0
    Yep. GOP types do NOT care about people. Not in the LEAST!
  • Patriotic_me~PWCM~JLA 2013/09/26 00:26:57
    My generosity has been stolen. I now have a disdain for government assistance programs.
    The ridicule from the ingrates receiving the assistance and the politicians stealing from me have left me not caring about those that will not take responsibility for their own lives.
  • ProVega 2013/09/24 00:58:00
    You go Teapublicans and don't let the door hit you in the *ss on the way out.
  • Alacrity 2013/09/22 03:49:02
    GOP = they are the nicest racists you will ever meet... feeding people for free in prisons.
  • Keeping... Alacrity 2013/09/22 04:43:19
  • Alacrity Keeping... 2013/09/23 04:13:49
  • Keeping... Alacrity 2013/09/23 04:36:57
  • Thank u... Alacrity 2013/09/23 06:17:56
    Thank u, Nerdette Geekette
    Yet in another poll u said u want Sarah Palin to win. Shes racist to me. And then in another poll u said u think only Hillary is one for the job. U r all over the place. R u schizo? Or have I misunderstood u?
  • Alacrity Thank u... 2013/09/23 12:47:27
    Sarcasm says one thing and intends another. Maybe you didn't tell which was sarcasm and which was not. I figured everyone felt that way.
  • Thank u... Alacrity 2013/09/23 13:05:59
    Thank u, Nerdette Geekette
    Then why did u dis Hillary with ur poll that asks does Bill want to get back to White House for Monica?
  • Alacrity Thank u... 2013/09/23 13:19:25
    I am upset/cross at Hillary for the Benghazi affair--she should have provided better security--and the Bill and Monica mention was attempted levity, a snide remark evoking a smile from me. What's this life without love and anger?
  • Thank u... Alacrity 2013/09/23 14:07:43
    Thank u, Nerdette Geekette
    I cant comment to Benghazi cuz I know nothing about it. And too bad there isnt a sarcasm emoticom cuz I dont get peoples sarcasm on the net. And I do fine without anger. Not my nature
  • Alacrity Thank u... 2013/09/23 17:33:10 (edited)
    But you know that other people have anger and carry it with them wherever they go. Psychologists and philosophers say anger is there inside everyone, but some control it better than others--divert it, channel it. Nes pas?
  • Tarheel 2013/09/22 01:39:50
    I seriously hate republicans.
  • Keeping... Tarheel 2013/09/22 02:12:01
    Keeping It Real
    Who can blame you.
  • Tarheel Keeping... 2013/09/22 03:44:17
    IKR. Just when you think they can't sink any lower......
  • Keeping... Tarheel 2013/09/22 04:44:31
    Keeping It Real
    We haven't seen how low they can go.
  • Tarheel Keeping... 2013/09/26 04:14:21
    I just got an email about the NC House wanting to make people on welfare ineligible to vote. I haven't had a chance to check it out. Since McCrory has become governor, they have really been trying to put North Carolina back in the Dark Ages. It's really sad. North Carolina teachers are 48th (or 46th) in pay and he's trying even make it worse. I love North Carolina and teaching is my passion but the demands keep increasing, so it just keeps getting harder. I heard on the news that North Carolina's "favorable" rating has dropped tremendously.
  • Keeping... Tarheel 2013/09/26 06:29:50
    Keeping It Real
    If you find out any information on that let me know, it will never stand up in court unless a crooked judge handles the case.
  • Tarheel Keeping... 2013/09/27 23:53:50
    It's pathetic but they are drafting the bill (it's the General Assembly.) Ugh.
  • Keeping... Tarheel 2013/09/28 00:07:07
    Keeping It Real
    It'll back fire on them at some point.
  • Tarheel Keeping... 2013/10/06 02:42:54
    I think so, as well.
  • Alacrity Tarheel 2013/09/23 12:48:01
    Mee too!
  • Marie-Jacqueline 2013/09/21 19:41:58
  • Keeping... Marie-J... 2013/09/22 02:13:12
  • Marie-J... Keeping... 2013/09/22 14:51:07
    Thank you!

    Sometimes a picture says more than words!
  • Keeping... Marie-J... 2013/09/22 15:18:05
  • Alacrity Marie-J... 2013/09/23 12:50:22
    Yes, this is a disgrace for the likes of USA. I blame the conservatives for this. conservative starve me
  • Marie-J... Alacrity 2013/09/23 17:43:21
    Did he really say that?
  • Alacrity 2013/09/21 07:49:17
    I know those bastards can be heartless. Watch me vote them out.
  • Thank u, Nerdette Geekette 2013/09/20 14:39:11 (edited)
    Thank u, Nerdette Geekette
    It*s what I posted already in this thread. Also Congress needs to look at big pic of economy and realize that about 50% of jobs are low pay jobs and rent often exceeds pay of one and often 2 full time low pay jobs. How are people suppose to support their families and pay rent AND eat with an economy like that? Either adjust the economy or give assistance but taking food stamps out of the pic until economy gets better is a foolish and short sighted move
  • Keeping... Thank u... 2013/09/20 15:53:06
  • Alacrity Keeping... 2013/09/21 07:50:28 (edited)
    heartless... so watch me vote them out of office thumbs down
  • Keeping... Alacrity 2013/09/21 12:57:17
  • Alacrity Thank u... 2013/09/23 17:48:46
    exactly--but conservatives say, let them starve--some will get to work, and some will turn to crime, prostitution, drugs, theft. How nice that we cut out the middle man and lock people in prison.
  • Patent1 2013/09/20 14:22:02
    I think the passage of Obamacare has so infuriated the right that it brought out their true colors. They are hateful, selfish, stingy, greedy, intolerant racists. Now, for no reason or regard whatsoever, they are hell bent on hurting the working poor. I saw one GOP house member this week say that "unemployment has gone up, so food stamp usage should go down. It must be fraud in the program". With all the McJobs out there, and Wal Mart and similar companies paying sub par wages, this guy had to be an idiot to not realize that too many businesses are not paying their employees what they are worth. Of course, this type of crap also attracts those voters with similar low moral values, so their base are those who are hateful, selfish, stingy, greedy, intolerant racists.
  • Keeping... Patent1 2013/09/20 14:23:51
  • Alacrity Keeping... 2013/09/23 12:53:06
    Yes, a telling like it is.
  • Alacrity Patent1 2013/09/23 12:52:31
    That's how I see it, too!
  • YouSirName 2013/09/20 12:59:23
    Extreme RW:
    1. Kill illegal immigrants
    2. Let the poor starve or die of illness
    3. Deny a living wage and medical care to low income workers
    4. Allow business to pollute the environment; cheat, underpay and mistreat workers
    5. Prevent the poor and non-whites from voting
    6. Go to church to feel better about themselves
    7. Deny science based on what they heard in church
    8. Support a society where shooting others is no big deal
    9. Complain about the world they create
    10. Blame everything on Obama
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