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Thursday, November 7, 2013

The 4 Most Hypocritical Provisions In the GOP Farm Bill

The 4 Most Hypocritical Provisions In the GOP Farm Bill


The House and Senate are in the middle of ironing out the differences between their two separate versions of the farm bill, the $1 trillion piece of legislation that funds agriculture and nutrition programs. The House GOP is fighting to maintain the $40 billion in cuts its bill makes to the food stamp program—a move that would force 4 million low-income people off food aid—while claiming the moral high ground. And there are other hypocritical provisions in the House Republicans' farm bill. Here are four:

1. The GOP wants to balance the budget, unless it means taking money from the rich. The House Republicans' farm bill would cut the deficit by some $53 billion, $40 billion of which comes from gutting the food stamp program, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. If Republicans get their way, 1.7 million unemployed adults who make about $2,500 a year and 2.1 million low-income working families and elderly people would be kicked off the program next year. Some 210,000 kids would lose school lunches. Read more...

6 comments :

Anonymous said...

If obummer gets his way we will all be on snap!

Anonymous said...

and if 3:03:00 had their way, we'd all be stupid.

Anonymous said...

People want smaller government, which in turns puts more on states and local -- resulting increased state and local taxes.

Andy B said...

I amazes me that people's hate for the president trumps all of this crap that the republicans are doing to destroy the middle class of America. Their intent is a 2 class society, the uber wealty, the same folks who'll benefit from the farm bill, and the poor, the rest of us. This is the very reason the wealthy continue to get wealthier, and we, at best, tread water. I'm not a bible guy, but I love the hypocrisy of these so called christians and those who vote them into office, even when deep inside they have to realize these people aren't for them. It is to those I remind....You reap what you sow.

Anonymous said...

You say the republicans are hurting the middle class? Take a look at everything obama has done and you will find a lot off middle class people hurting more now than any other time in history!

Anonymous said...

Andy B., please take a moment and read what you wrote. Are you really that blinded by the infomercial press? I believe at this moment and for the last several years democrats have been running the ship. The gap between rich and poor has only grown since they've been "in charge". Numbers don't lie, it's all how you want to spin them. I don't know any rich person but i know a few that would be considered well off by some. The common denominator i see in these people is that they work their ass off. Too many people think they should be rich because someone else is. Boo Hoo they have more than me, it's just not fair. I realized a long time ago, you make most of your own luck.