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New American Food-Stamp Plantation is a SNAP

Jeffrey174 Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 11:34 AM
Good Humor! I love that. As a cop for 20 years, I'll tell all of you the welfare state is alive and well and nobody is guarding the hen-house to stop the abuse. Remember, the more people the Candy Man (Obama / Dems) can get on the candy, the more secure they are in receiving your vote down the road. It's all about remaining in power and the best way to do that is to get as many Americans as possible on the system.

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...