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House votes to cut food stamps by $2 billion

MotorcycleMama55 Wrote: Jun 19, 2013 10:59 AM
And only certain kinds of food, like the WIC program. I've been behind welfare recipients who had their carts piled with the most expensive cuts of meat the store offered. They ate better than I EVER did.
AliveInHim Wrote: Jun 19, 2013 11:22 AM
Wait'll you get behind the leech who has ordered and paid for a 350-dollar cake with food stamps!

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted on Wednesday to cut food stamps by $2 billion a year as part of a wide-ranging farm bill.

The chamber rejected 234-188 a Democratic amendment to the five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm legislation that would have maintained current spending on food stamps, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The overall bill cuts the $80 billion-a-year program by about 3 percent and makes it harder for some people to qualify.

The food stamp cuts have complicated passage of the bill and its farm-state supporters were working to secure votes Wednesday. Many conservatives have said the food stamp...