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New American Food-Stamp Plantation is a SNAP

hagbardceline Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 11:00 PM
My knowledge of the facts is that less than 50% of Americans pay income taxes, but many more pay significant payroll taxes.

The House Agriculture Committee has reported out its version of a new farm bill that will cut $16.5 billion over 10 years from funding of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), once known as food stamps.

The cuts in the House bill exceed those in the Senate bill by $12 billion.

Sixteen-and-a-half billion dollars over a decade amount to a whopping 2 percent cut in SNAP program expenditures, which last year alone came to $78 billion. At a time when we are running trillion-dollar annual federal budget deficits, it's hard to see a 2 percent cut in any large spending program as...