GOP to slash food stamps in deficit-reduction drive


No food for you, but tax cuts for me!! I read this yesterday and was just physically ill. $60 a month? That's 4 decent meals and 6 shitty ones just gone from a family's month. Food pantrys are bare, school meals are getting decimated, no day care means losing jobs, the shit storm just keeps getting bigger and bigger. I didn't used to but now I'm really wondering about evil, just pure evil being involved here. Longer version here, but this is a good synopsis.

WASHINGTON -- Republicans controlling the House are eying big cuts to food stamps and would make it more difficult for illegal immigrants to claim child tax credits as they piece together legislation to cut $261 billion in the coming decade.

It's the first step in a GOP exercise aimed at cutting domestic programs to forestall big Pentagon budget cuts next year.

The cuts to food stamps would reduce the monthly benefit for a family of four by almost $60 and would force up to 3 million people off the program altogether by tightening eligibility.

The measure would also eliminate a grant program to states for social services like day care. Six House panels are producing legislation this week as the first step in implementing the GOP's budget plan.