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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?

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; broke; debt; ebt; federalspending; fiasco; food; foodstamps; freecheese; snap; spending; stamps
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1 posted on 06/20/2012 5:07:47 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Everyone wants to cut the USDA budget, and it should be cut. Currently, 70% goes to food stamp recipients, not to the farmers who grow our food. During the Food Stamp President’s term, the number applying for food stamps has soared.


2 posted on 06/20/2012 5:10:41 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: TurboZamboni

How much interest does the average taxpayer have to pay each day on the national debt? Are these people insane?
Are they afraid they won’t get sacred votes so they can be re-elected?


3 posted on 06/20/2012 5:14:38 AM PDT by FreedBird
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To: TurboZamboni
Food stamps make people lazy. Hunger is a great motivator.
4 posted on 06/20/2012 5:15:16 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: TurboZamboni
Food stamps make people lazy. Hunger is a great motivator.
5 posted on 06/20/2012 5:15:34 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: txrefugee

Senators siding with the Dims:

Scott Brown,
Susan Collins
Olympia Snowe and a surprise:

Nevada’s Dean Heller.


6 posted on 06/20/2012 5:16:44 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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"But the news in the Senate vote is that the political class still isn't remotely serious about reforming government. The voters are going to have to clean out a lot more spenders in November if they want real change."

True. It's getting to be time for the torches and pitchforks.


7 posted on 06/20/2012 5:21:19 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: txrefugee
the number applying for food stamps has soared.

From the article to back up your claim:

And food stamp fraud is rampant.

Related: Food Stamp Fiasco: The Senate refuses to cut $20 billion out of $770 billion

8 posted on 06/20/2012 5:21:19 AM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: TurboZamboni

mitt will change none of this... he believes in this... he embraces the progressive way.

LLS


9 posted on 06/20/2012 5:22:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Given a stark choice (such as is portrayed here) between interest and people in food lines, I suppose there'll always be someone in the Senate who jumps the reservation eh.

BTW, if the federales get to pay 1.235% real interest on the national debt, how much is that payment?

10 posted on 06/20/2012 5:23:58 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: TurboZamboni

Look at a large majority of people getting food stamps, and you know they don’t need that much for food.


11 posted on 06/20/2012 5:25:58 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: muawiyah

Easy to calculate. ND is 94 percent as of FY 2011. GDP for USA is 14.59 trillion. Which means 94 percent of 1.235 percent or 169 billion a year. To put that into perspective, the department of education is 70 billion. So you are looking at 3 agencies.


12 posted on 06/20/2012 5:30:34 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: SeaHawkFan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luo40WjBKWI


13 posted on 06/20/2012 5:33:28 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: TurboZamboni

Why are they advertising foodstamps as “nutrition assistance”? Why are the advertising them at all?


14 posted on 06/20/2012 5:38:28 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Oh, “SNAP” !


15 posted on 06/20/2012 5:40:09 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

why we need to decisively control the Senate

Harry Reid is an absolute fiasco and McConnell is his lap cat


16 posted on 06/20/2012 5:51:10 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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That would not even be enough to cut off the illegal invaders from getting it. And believe me they get food stamps and a whole lot more, free housing, free medical care...you try going to the public ER if you have no ins...and you get a BIG BILL. But not them.


17 posted on 06/20/2012 6:21:50 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: JCBreckenridge
THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER VOTE FOR A RINO!

This is what you will get if you vote for the RINO Romney!


18 posted on 06/20/2012 6:25:42 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

They won’t cut it because the number of people on the program has almost doubled in the last 3 years, and many of those now on the program are Republican families. If people need it, they should have access to it, but they also certainly should be able to stop the obvious fraud in the program.


19 posted on 06/20/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: GailA

Exactly!


20 posted on 06/20/2012 7:32:56 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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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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