In a self-reliant country, this would be a non-issue.Pathetic!
Red,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
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.
HVHthe 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
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.
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 businessesHmm? Can the
American people do something else but whine, and elect crooked leaders?Find some grit, and do something!
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
The Bush recession.Chris your comment contradicts itself inorder for
you to blame Obama, good show.
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
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?