Republicans vote to cut food stamps and school lunches. Family values, eh?

❝ Passage of the House farm bill — which would re-authorize programs ranging from nutrition assistance and crop subsidies to rural development and agricultural research — moves Congress one step closer to sending a bill to President Donald Trump before the current legislation expires at the end of September…

House GOP leadership had to rely solely on Republican lawmakers to carry the measure — the first farm bill to pass either chamber with only one-party support — after Democrats revolted over its proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps. SNAP, which helps more than 40 million Americans buy groceries, accounts for more than three-quarters of the farm bill’s price tag…

❝ The House farm bill would also tighten eligibility criteria under SNAP — changes that would result in some 400,000 households losing SNAP benefits. Thousands of children would also risk losing their enrollment in free and reduced-price school meal programs.

But, hey, Congressional Republicans are proving they’re capable of passing something without permission from the Fake President. Of course, they only try if the legislation screws more working folks and their children.

2 thoughts on “Republicans vote to cut food stamps and school lunches. Family values, eh?

  1. Marie-Antoinette says:

    “Despite President Trump’s declaration that he would eliminate the national debt over eight years, the debt-to-Gross Domestic Product ratio has reached its highest level [78%] since after World War II, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). And if current law and spending levels remain unchanged, national debt will be nearly the size of the economy by 2028.” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/national-debt-at-highest-level-since-after-wwii/
    Last week the Senate passed a $716B defense bill for 2019, a 13% increase over 2017, or roughly $82B. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/18/senate-defense-spending-pentagon-630261 If the DOD’s budget remained it would have among other things been possible to have funded public college for every student in the US and had $12B left over. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/18/senate-defense-spending-pentagon-630261

  2. Cracker Jack says:

    “How Radical Republicans Punish Poor People : From Trying to Gut Medicare to Overhauling Government Agencies, the Party Targets the Country’s Most Vulnerable” (DC Report) https://www.dcreport.org/2018/06/30/how-radical-republicans-punish-poor-people/
    “Incomes of the poorest US households is falling, according to new research” (Quartz) https://qz.com/1313455/the-income-of-the-poorest-us-household-continued-to-decline-according-to-new-research/
    “When the people shall have nothing more to eat, they will eat the rich.” (Attributed to Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712~1778)

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