Friday, October 28, 2005

No Soup for You

I guess corruption is not enough for Republicans. They had to add cruelty to the list of charges. They, after all, need to make way for more tax cuts for the energy industry, like Exxon, who are already reaping record profits. Included in the cuts is school lunches and breakfasts for 40,000 children. Tell me again how you guys are pro-family?

House panel votes $844 mln cut in food stamps
By Charles Abbott

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On a party-line vote, a Republican-run U.S. House of Representatives committee voted to cut food stamps by $844 million on Friday, just hours after a new U.S. Agriculture Department report showed more Americans are struggling to put food on the table.

About 300,000 Americans would lose benefits due to tighter eligibility rules for food stamps, the major U.S. antihunger program, under the House plan. The cuts would be part of $3.7 billion pared from Agriculture Department programs over five years as part of government-wide spending reductions.

Agriculture Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte defended the decision, saying only a sliver of food stamp spending was affected and, for the most part, the cuts would eliminate people not truly eligible.

"This is not a giveaway program that results in windfall profits," said North Carolina Republican G.K. Butterfield in opposing the cuts. "That is not moral. That is not American."

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1 comment:

Tanilan said...

Once again, Bush has managed to take food off the poor man's table and line the fat pockets of the rich. And they don't want us questioning his job performance? Give me a break!