House approves $40 billion cut in food stamps over 10 years

Sep 19, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

The Republican-run House of Representatives voted to cut spending on food stamps for the poor by $40 billion over 10 years on Thursday, defying a veto threat from the White House in the name of fiscal reform.

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Joe

Brooklyn, NY

#417 Sep 23, 2013
CBOW wrote:
<quoted text>For Chinese goods..........
You can blame Wal-Mart and other big-box retailers for that. They squeezed suppliers to death in demanding low costs to the point where suppliers outsource labor to Asia. The whole business model is a race to the bottom that enriches to 1% and condemns the 99% to poverty or wage stagnation/depreciation.
CBOW

East Berlin, PA

#418 Sep 23, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
You can blame Wal-Mart and other big-box retailers for that. They squeezed suppliers to death in demanding low costs to the point where suppliers outsource labor to Asia. The whole business model is a race to the bottom that enriches to 1% and condemns the 99% to poverty or wage stagnation/depreciation.
The corporation is the "face" of this, but who is the puppet master? Government! Corporate America has grown because the gubmint wanted to keep an eye on the citizens pocketbooks. What better way than to subsidize huge corporations like Walmart to do tax deductions? Your analogy about Walmart is spot on, but it's only the tip of the iceberg. So, who IS the top 1%? Pelosi, Reid, Boehner......Odumbo? ALL of the above and then some.
CBOW

East Berlin, PA

#419 Sep 23, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
You can blame Wal-Mart and other big-box retailers for that. They squeezed suppliers to death in demanding low costs to the point where suppliers outsource labor to Asia. The whole business model is a race to the bottom that enriches to 1% and condemns the 99% to poverty or wage stagnation/depreciation.
Do you remember the days when gubmint broke up monopolies because they were bad for the competitive edge free markets thrive on? What happened to that ideal? If that were still being pursued, Walmart would have been broken up years ago into little subsidiaries with less leverage and buying power. Oh, Wall street. We all have a chance to buy stocks in these mega corps, including all the politicians. That is what is referred to as cutting your nose off to spite your face. They will never break up the monopolies as long as there is money to be made. Greed exists in every economic standing, low, middle or upper class. The politicos just make the lower class greedy for what others have worked for and the entitlements that they supply. That keeps everyone's eye on that ball instead of on their shenanigans behind closed doors.

“For God & Country”

Since: Aug 13

The Promised Land Illinois

#420 Sep 23, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
Problem with broad stroke cuts the GOP wants is it will only hurt the ones who really need it. The real poor will get cut off.
You see I know a guy who owns a business that is paid a lot in cash and money her can hide. He lives in a 400K house speed boat fancy cars and he gets food stamps...YES HE SHOULD LOSE FOOD STAMPS. But I bet the way the system works he wont.
I also know a lady whos husband died in Iraq (in your god bushies private war)She had 4 kids with him...She is on food stamps even though she works 50hrs a weeks she needs those food stamps to get by...She will most likely lose her stamps if GOP bill goes thru..
JUST CUTTING MONEY DOESNT HURT WHO YOU WANT IT TO IT HURTS THOSE WHO NEED IT.
I agree he should lose his food stamps (link card). He should have never received them to begin with. I would wager he never even votes...

I am sorry for your friends loss to me he is a True American hero. She needs to apply for her Husband’s Veteran Benefits. It is very conservable she could receive up to $3000 per month per child. And what about his death Benefits from the Military, VA and his home State could be as much as $1,000,000. Plus she should be receiving a portion of his pay and still maintain his insurance. Even if she was separated or divorced she would still be eligible for some of the benefits for the children.
Not Lashandra

Houston, TX

#421 Sep 23, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>
We luv that business has been sitting on billions for several years, but still cries poverty. TS.
Henry Gonzalez Jr?! IS THAT YOU?! I just read about you in the papers, boy! You just shot two people!
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“For God & Country”

Since: Aug 13

The Promised Land Illinois

#423 Sep 23, 2013
Justin wrote:
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Any responsible parent in America can at least earn enough money for food.
If a child in America is "starving", then either the parent locked the child in a closet, or the parent is passed out on the sofa drunk or on drugs, or the parent left the child at home alone. Food stamps are not the solution for that type of problem.
Staving children is not what's at stake. Food stamps are just another program to help needy families make ends meet each month. But the fact is that there are not as many needs families today as there were three years ago. It stands to reason that money allocated for the food stamp program will fluctuate depending on how the economy is trending. The program still exists even with the proposed cuts.
Agreed
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#424 Sep 23, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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You would prefer they go bankrupt stocking their shelves with products nobody can buy because Odumbo failed at being the almighty job creator he touted? Have you ever heard of inventory taxes? Clueless fool..........
The store shelves are always stocked. If they weren't, nobody would shop at a half-assed operation like that. You must have some f'n business.

hahahahahahahaha

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#425 Sep 23, 2013
CBOW wrote:
<quoted text>
Another .gov site to boost Odumbo's credibility. Oh, yeah, that's only you using it to appear that way. Bloody hell.
Yep....there you go again
You stand there screaming
"the facts will come out...."
When they do..
You scream
"The facts will come out..."

There is no point in discussing anything if your gonna insist on your own set of facts...
If you got an alternate set of numbers...produce them....

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#426 Sep 23, 2013
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Nothing you posted says the money cannot be used for food stamps... and there's plenty of it.
Food stamps is what the money was appropriated for. They may not create a new benefit or change the guidelines for the benefits the funds are approved for.
That bit of 'fudge' is best explained this was... lets say I am writing you a check for the gas you consume. At the beginning of the month your estimate is $200...I write you a check for $225. Just in case you need to drive extra milage or the price goes up. I am fine with the $225 because I know if you only use $200 i will get the unobligated fund of $25 back.
Coburn is right letting it accumulate for 5 years causes a reverse incentive to be efficient.
So I am failing to understand you... Are you against using Unobligated funds as a accounting tactic or against food stamps existence?
Besides I was giving Coburn an atta boy...

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#427 Sep 23, 2013
CBOW wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you remember the days when gubmint broke up monopolies because they were bad for the competitive edge free markets thrive on? What happened to that ideal? If that were still being pursued, Walmart would have been broken up years ago into little subsidiaries with less leverage and buying power. Oh, Wall street. We all have a chance to buy stocks in these mega corps, including all the politicians. That is what is referred to as cutting your nose off to spite your face. They will never break up the monopolies as long as there is money to be made. Greed exists in every economic standing, low, middle or upper class. The politicos just make the lower class greedy for what others have worked for and the entitlements that they supply. That keeps everyone's eye on that ball instead of on their shenanigans behind closed doors.
If you refuse to give the Gov't the power to regulate...
It is humorous for you to call on the Gov't to take a business from it existing owners and divide it up
Only by giving the Gov't that power will you see daylight in any boardroom.
Which do you fear more Big Business or big Gov't...
I recommend that we empower Gov't so the fight with Big business is fought on a level field...
If we will have both ... and we will... it's best that they have an adversarial relationship. The worst of all possible worlds is big business small Gov't...then the boys and girls in the boardroom can skin you and no one hears the screams...

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#428 Sep 23, 2013
Not Lashandra wrote:
<quoted text>
In actual fact, New York is #1 in debt. FACT.
No proof azzhole? You can say it over and over again - no proof means you're full of chit!

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#429 Sep 23, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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We luv that business has been sitting on billions for several years, but still cries poverty. TS.
Where would you like them to spend it based on a lack of demand?

Oh right, you think they should give it to Obama so he can play more golf.
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Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#431 Sep 23, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>As is typical when the liberals pass laws to help everyone, they usually end up hurting everyone.
It's typical of conservatives to do absolutely nothing and then cry because they can't get elected again.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#432 Sep 23, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
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No proof azzhole? You can say it over and over again - no proof means you're full of chit!
Just a troll...

Can't post proof because he's wrong.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#433 Sep 23, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
Enrollment in the food stamp program — officially the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — has soared by 70 percent in the years since President Obama first took office, a new report finds.
Putting aside more joined the food stamp program when Bush was president and that Bush caused the recession (his second) which put the economy into the toilet and spiked the unemployment which require food supplements because people still like to eat even when they don't have jobs.
conservative crapola

Whitehall, PA

#434 Sep 23, 2013
Adam 36 wrote:
<quoted text>
Where would you like them to spend it based on a lack of demand?
Oh right, you think they should give it to Obama so he can play more golf.
There's all kinds of new building going on around here. Start there. Your hometown of location hidden must be in a narrow-minded, red state and really suck.

“Liberals hate free speech!”

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#435 Sep 23, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Putting aside more joined the food stamp program when Bush was president and that Bush caused the recession (his second) which put the economy into the toilet and spiked the unemployment which require food supplements because people still like to eat even when they don't have jobs.
BUSH ,BUSH, BUSH Who has been president for the last 5 years? D*mn sure it ISN'T BUSH!! Obama's promises are as empty as his suit!
conservative crapola

Whitehall, PA

#436 Sep 23, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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BUSH ,BUSH, BUSH Who has been president for the last 5 years? D*mn sure it ISN'T BUSH!! Obama's promises are as empty as his suit!
How quickly & conveniently forgotten when flubs was appointed, it was Clinton, Clinton, Clinton, by the frightwing mouthpieces.
hahahahahahahahahaha

“For God & Country”

Since: Aug 13

The Promised Land Illinois

#437 Sep 23, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
Problem with broad stroke cuts the GOP wants is it will only hurt the ones who really need it. The real poor will get cut off.
You see I know a guy who owns a business that is paid a lot in cash and money her can hide. He lives in a 400K house speed boat fancy cars and he gets food stamps...YES HE SHOULD LOSE FOOD STAMPS. But I bet the way the system works he wont.
I also know a lady whos husband died in Iraq (in your god bushies private war)She had 4 kids with him...She is on food stamps even though she works 50hrs a weeks she needs those food stamps to get by...She will most likely lose her stamps if GOP bill goes thru..
JUST CUTTING MONEY DOESNT HURT WHO YOU WANT IT TO IT HURTS THOSE WHO NEED IT.
Then if the Democrats want to do meaningful reform they need to make changes when the law was being written. I agree draconian cut are bad. The truly innocent are the ones hurt the most, both the Democrats and Republicans are to blame for this mess. There will always be fraud waste and abuse with anything to do with the Government and Big Business.
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#438 Sep 23, 2013
Occupy-Chicago wrote:
<quoted text>
Then if the Democrats want to do meaningful reform they need to make changes when the law was being written. I agree draconian cut are bad. The truly innocent are the ones hurt the most, both the Democrats and Republicans are to blame for this mess. There will always be fraud waste and abuse with anything to do with the Government and Big Business.
No doubt. Both parties are to blame...VOTE LIBERTARIAN.

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