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New American Food-Stamp Plantation is a SNAP

RMan3 Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 9:45 AM
Working people in America are really starting to get fed up with this. I was in line at Dollar Tree, and a man tried to buy non-food items with an EBT card. The female cashier just shouted out to the manager, "I need a food stamp override again!! There are items here he's not allowed to buy." The manager didn't hear her, so she shouted it again! I have to admit, I loved it!! Everyone in the store heard it. This cashier has a low-paying job - doing what she can to make it on her own - and she has to endure these non-working welfare leeches daily.

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...