Skip to comments.House Votes to Cut $4B a Year From Food Stamps
Posted on 09/19/2013 4:27:42 PM PDT by RightGeek
The House has voted to cut nearly $4 billion a year from food stamps, a 5 percent reduction to the nation's main feeding program used by more than 1 in 7 Americans.
The 217-210 vote was a win for conservatives after Democrats united in opposition and some GOP moderates said the cut was too high.
The bill's savings would be achieved by allowing states to put broad new work requirements in place for many food stamp recipients and to test applicants for drugs. The bill also would end government waivers that have allowed able-bodied adults without dependents to receive food stamps indefinitely.
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
Good! It’s a start
.... Did ABC forget about the poor? How callous!!!!
Great news!!! Make em” work for the goodies that we taxpayers pay for!!!
The story does not clarify if this was an actual reduction from last year’s budget, or just a reduction on this year’s proposed increases.
What are the chances this gets past Dingy Harry and Baraq?
About as good as Salma Hayek dumping her billionaire husband and calling me for a date?
Good start, not enough.
There’s going to be a few ‘Struggling College Students’ who won’t like this development.
Surfers too - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP_izYhdehY
Leech class and their enablers aren't going to be happy about this.
I like the part that requires drug testing! EVERY government dependent slug should be required to take a drug test every two months. We would cut the entitlements by half or even more!
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