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House votes no on crop subsidies, food stamps cut


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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 22, 2013 10:27 a.m.

    In a self-reliant country, this would be a non-issue.


  • Kent C. DeForrest Provo, UT
    June 21, 2013 2:45 p.m.


    I did read the article. "Those cuts weren't deep enough for many Republicans who objected to the cost of the nearly $80 billion-a-year food stamp program."

    Also, "The addition of the optional state work requirements by Republican amendment just before final passage turned away many remaining Democratic votes. . . . Hoyer suggested that Republicans voted for the food stamp work requirements to tank the bill."

    A typical political ploy. Amend the bill at the last moment to make it unpalatable to the other side, so that you can blame them for not voting for it, even though you don't want it to pass. Another instance of Republicans playing political games instead of solving problems.

    What I wrote is still accurate.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    June 21, 2013 12:55 p.m.

    To "Happy Valley Heretic" you call it the Bush Recession, but it is Obama that is keeping us in a Depression. Obama is following FDR's playbook, the only problem is that we don't have enough opposition to him to stop his policies that are keeping us down.

    To "Kent C. DeForrest" you didn't read the article carefully. The Republicans wanted people who get food stamps to have some sort of work requirement. It was the work that the Democrats can't stand, and why they voted it down.

    You can blame the Republicans, but in reality, it was the Democrats that decided that politics were more important than feeding people.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 21, 2013 10:58 a.m.

    the barney frank induced housing bubble recession. (with a little help from chris dodd and slick willy.

    Chris B said nothing congtradictory. you are twisting and obfuscating to defend your annointed one.

    interesting that the markets are collapsing as the Fed talks about reigning in their artificial support that has propped BO's pathetic economy. once the fed stops its stimulus, the effects of BO's horrible policies will be felt even further.

    A Gallup survey finds small business owners are already taking action ahead of the Jan. 1 2014 mandatory date for Obamacare. Actions include: holding off on plans to hire new employees (41%), considering dropping health insurance for employees (24%), cutting employees (19%) and cutting employee hours to part time (18%).

    yep, BO, the great job killer. dump BO and Obamacare and there would be significantly less need for foodstamps

  • Kent C. DeForrest Provo, UT
    June 21, 2013 10:06 a.m.

    What a country. So the Dems won't support the farm bill because it will take food out of the mouths of up to 2 million needy Americans, and the Repubs won't vote for it because they want to increase the number of hungry by 4 or maybe 8 million. Unfortunately, neither side really understands the source of the problem. The Dems do have half a clue. But the Repubs were apparently born without a clue gene.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 20, 2013 6:55 p.m.

    America the great? But:

    * Americans can't feed themselves
    * Farmers can't grow crops without a handout.
    * People can't educate themselves
    * Citizens can't take care of their health
    * People can't find jobs, or start businesses

    Hmm? Can the American people do something else but whine, and elect crooked leaders?

    Find some grit, and do something!

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    June 20, 2013 4:44 p.m.

    HHV don't even go there, the Bush recession has nothing to do with Obamas added 6 plus trillion to the debt. You guys can't explain away that kind of mismanagement. And yes, it's Obamas fault. The name Bush isn't even in the conversation any more. This is Obamas economy, debt, and responsiblity.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    June 20, 2013 4:01 p.m.

    The Bush recession.

    Chris your comment contradicts itself inorder for you to blame Obama, good show.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 20, 2013 3:42 p.m.

    And barack considers it a "success" that food stamp costs have skyrocketed.

    The more money he's taking from the taxpayers the better in his mind.

    Success is when people are OFF taxpayer money barack

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 20, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    Here's a prediction: The Congressional greedheads will increase farm subsidies and cut food stamps.

    Who is more important? A wealthy "farmer" or corporation or a struggling American?