Tag: Food stamps

Republicans channel their inner Henry Potter, deny a helping hand up to the nation’s blah people

Republicans channel their inner Henry Potter, deny a helping hand up to the nation’s blah people

Woe be to the discontented, lazy rabble with heads filled with impossible ideas (like eating) Yesterday, on a nearly party line vote of 217-210, House Republicans passed a bill that would strip $40 billion out of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, over the next 10 years. As Amy pointed out earlier this week, if […]

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Food stamp cuts would starve people — and the economic recovery

Food stamp cuts would starve people — and the economic recovery

The GOP’s obsession with crushing the poor could create more economic woes. Which seems to be just what they want. Today on NPR’s “The Takeaway,” I heard Republican U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland (GA) say the economic recovery is so slow “I don’t know how much worse we could hurt it.” Actually, there’s plenty Republicans could do to hurt the economic […]

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Republicans come to the rescue of the military but food stamp recipients will have to pay the price

Republicans come to the rescue of the military but food stamp recipients will have to pay the price

Won’t someone think of the bombers? Nevermind. Someone did. When the deficit cutting committee failed to reach agreement last year, it set in motion a series of automatic budget cuts which included some military cuts. This, of course, is an anathema to the Republicans so they have been scrambling like crazy to find a way to trim the budget to […]

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Republicans find another $75 million for their tax cuts. The students had it all along.

It’s just so damned easy to find money from sources without the resources to fight back, innit? Like college students: Michigan has removed about 30,000 college students from its food stamp program — close to double the initial estimate — saving about $75 million a year, says Human Services Director Maura Corrigan. Federal rules don’t allow most college students to […]

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