No, Jon. Try again.
“Absolutely dangerous” and “just devastating” were the words used by former Vice President Dick Cheney to describe the Obama administration’s plans to make drastic cuts to the U.S. Army, which would scale back ground forces to its lowest point since World War II.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) is introducing legislation that would restore the food stamp work requirement President Obama repealed in 2009.
In a hearing with Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf yesterday, GOP Rep. Paul Ryan discussed the CBO report's finding that work disincentives will cause the equivalent of more than two million full-time workers to leave the workforce.
Elected Democrats and movement progressives are up in arms over the meager cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP - commonly known as food stamps).
Something is going terribly wrong.
That was the official figure from 2013.
House Democrats would likely support a bipartisan proposal that would cut food stamps by $9 billion, Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said this week, reports The Hill.
Any signs of the economy getting better clearly aren’t taking into account that the number of people still requiring government assistance to buy food. According to the most recent data, over 47 million U.S. citizens are currently enrolled in the food stamp program.
Last month a temporary glitch in Louisiana’s EBT system allowed some card recipients to shop till they dropped at a number of local Walmarts. That’s right, for several hours the limit on the cards disappeared, letting users buy—steal—anything and as much as they wanted.
Conservative wisdom from a pineapple who lives under the sea.
If you ever needed more evidence that EBT recipients are abusing America’s welfare system, look no further than what’s going on in Sacramento, California.
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