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Food Stamp Fiasco:The Senate refuses to cut $20 billion out of $770 billion.
WSJ ^ | 6-19-12 | WSJ

Posted on 06/20/2012 5:07:37 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

The next time someone moans about Washington "austerity," tell them about the Senate's food stamp votes on Tuesday. Democrats and a few Republicans united to block even modest reform in a welfare program that has exploded in the last decade and is set to spend $770 billion in the next 10 years.

Yes, $770 billion on a single program. And you wonder why the U.S. had its credit-rating downgraded?

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; broke; debt; ebt; federalspending; fiasco; food; foodstamps; freecheese; snap; spending; stamps
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To: GailA
Not to mention all the 'free' breakfast, lunch,dinner offered at public schools ard rec centers with no requirement to prove income OR citizenship. This is in addition to the stuff mentioned above.
21 posted on 06/20/2012 7:55:27 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: riverrunner
You're demented. Starvation makes you lethargic and unable to make well-reasoned decisions, be safe or fully functional. It puts you and and others at risk.

You can't get your own housing without a job, you can't get work without a place to live. People will take advantage of those in precarious circumstances. We're becoming a culture of sociopaths.

22 posted on 06/20/2012 8:46:00 AM PDT by newzjunkey (I advocate separation of school and sport)
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To: newzjunkey
No the more you give people the less they want to do for themselves.

There are plenty of people who are satisfied living off the dole. Who well never get a job or try to get one as long as they have a check from the government coming in.

We are fast becoming a Nation of people who want everything given to them.

23 posted on 06/20/2012 9:56:18 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: TurboZamboni

3 meals per day and a snack...free after school babysitting. Which is all today’s schools are any way. Have been for at least 1.5 decades. I had to teach my youngest to read, hubby drummed his math into him. And he is a conservative as a result. Oldest just does not give a durn.


24 posted on 06/20/2012 10:40:16 AM PDT by GailA (IF U don't/won't keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to the public)
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To: TurboZamboni

I’ve been behind them at the grocery store check out, where I very carefully used coupons to reduce my bill as I live on fixed income, and buy mostly healthy foods..while their 3 carts are full of chips, cookies, candy, soda, bottled water, and then they get extra money back and go to the customer’s counter buy cigs and lottery tickets with it.


25 posted on 06/20/2012 10:43:40 AM PDT by GailA (IF U don't/won't keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to the public)
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