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Food Stamp Cuts

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The House Agriculture Committee has approved a sweeping farm bill that would trim the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program.

The panel approved the bill 46-10 late Wednesday after rebuffing Democratic efforts to keep the food stamp program whole.

The legislation would cut about $2.5 billion a year – or a little more than 3 percent – from the domestic food aid program, which is used by 1 in 7 Americans.

The cuts are part of massive legislation that costs almost $100 billion annually over five years and would set policy for farm subsidies, rural programs and the food aid. The Senate Agriculture Committee approved its version of the bill Tuesday.

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  • http://hayspost Chris

    What? You mean the overweight heffers I see at Walmart buying snack cakes, potato chips, & pop to shove into their illegitimate kids’ faces won’t be able to use my tax dollars? Boo hoo.

    • Food Stamp Cuts

      Oh ya, judge those people you don’t know based on their physical appearance. Do you feel better about yourself? I bet you’ve never been given anything. Ever. You’re just what I want to be when I grow up.

      • http://hayspost Chris

        See you at Walmart.

        • passin threw

          hahahahahahahahaha stop chris you’re killin me

    • Chris

      This definitely isn’t the intelligent ‘Chris.’ Much too crass..and misspelling the word ‘heifer..’ tsk tsk.

  • Why?

    Im all for helping single moms feed their kids, since jobs (and good paying ones) are scarce,and I know not all of them fit the criteria decribed above, but I have to agree with Chris to some extent. We’ve all seen this at WM or Dillons, mom picking up 3-4 bags of chips, pop, & other assorted junk food with a asistance card. The one I saw the other day should have put the money she had in tattoos into the care of her kids.
    And then theres the purchase of cigarettes, beer & lottery tickets with what little cash they have. Grrr.

    • Uncle Thomas

      Don’t forget they are well tattooed and have the latest cell phone in their ear!

  • Uncle Thomas

    What concerns me with such language is they will “trim the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program” from the food stamp program, but what special interest will they shift it to. Will it really be a savings or assist in lowering the deficit?

  • Why?

    Good point Thomas,

  • Why?

    Cell phone? – probably an Obama phone. you know, one they’re supposed to be using to find work.

    • http://hayspost.com american

      Sorry there no such thing as an Obama phone , its actually a Reagan phone , started by Reagan and expanded under gw bush to include cell phones . Look it up, fact-check it, Google or snoops it. And I hate to tell you but little old ladies can get one to help them say in their own home instead of going to a Medicare paid for room at the retirement home

      • Chris

        I always enjoy your intelligent posts.

  • Sad

    The food stamp program is not the issue, its the lack of controls to limit the exploitation and abuse of the system. I understand some parasites will slip into the system, but for god’s sake at least try to apply some regulations.

  • good

    Hey lets just all get tovether and kick these people while they are down on there luck. I bet that will make you all feel like big strong wise men. I am glad you were all born with a silver spoon in your mouth. Good thing you have never had to try to support your family by working three dead end minimum wage jobs. Good thing we got them!

  • hahahahaha

    half the people using the stamps aren’t even then ones receiving them. They sell them for .50 on $1 and then go and buy drugs with the cash. Trust me, I have seen it many many many times, and many many many times in Hays USSA