Republican Extremism – ‘House GOP drafting new food stamp bill with $40B in cuts’
Why do republicans hate children, the poor, the working poor, the elderly, the disabled and even some military families?
‘The number of people using food stamps roughly corresponds to the number of Americans living in poverty, which rose to just below 50 million people in 2011’.
‘Almost half the children presently receiving SNAP benefits—some 10 million—already live in extreme poverty, which means household income is less than half the official poverty level, already set an unrealistically low level. Another 9 million receiving food stamps are elderly or have a serious disability’.
‘The cuts in SNAP benefits will quite literally take food off the table for millions of American families at a time of deepening poverty and burgeoning social inequality’.
@ : http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/29/food-m29.html
‘The 5,000 military families receiving food stamps was a tiny percentage of the 48 million recipients nationwide, but it was a major increase over the previous year when the Department of Agriculture reported that only 1,000 recipients listed “active duty military” as their employment status’.
@ : http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/07/13/dod-5000-military-families-losing-food-stamps.html
‘House Republicans are drafting legislation that would cut $40 billion from the federal food stamp program over 10 years’.
‘That’s nearly double the $20.5 billion in cuts that were included in the farm bill legislation that failed on the House floor in June’.
From : http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/agriculture/315093-house-gop-drafting-new-food-stamp-bill-with-40b-in-cuts-