GOP to slash food stamps in deficit-reduction drive

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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.

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  • http://twitter.com/JPJABBER JUDI

    Anything that helps "those less fortunate or nonwhite" is hurting MY BOTTOM LINE, you see. JEEBUS would not like that......

  • David G.

    Maybe Ann Romey, now that her kids are grown, can go out and get a job and help pay some taxes instead of just being a further write-off for her husband who's hiding his money in secret numbered accounts off shore and in Switzerland.   DG

  • HarborGuy

    Yup!

    If it's Healthcare...just DIE quickly.

    If it's Food...well, same thing...just DIE quickly.

    ...guess the compassionate part of the Compassionate ConservaTurd is gone.

  • http://twitter.com/Blue_in_redTX John B

    The food stamp, WIC and school lunch programs combined only account for 3.7% of our federal budget.  In this, the greatest country on earth, the most Christian of all nations, we spend less than 4% to help feed the poor.  Yet this is still too much for many GOP