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House Votes to Cut Food Stamps by $4 Billion

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.

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  • bassjoe||

    Great! Now how about tackling foreign entanglement expenses? 5% cut over 5 years (I think that's how long the farm bills last) will do a lot to cut into our debt...

  • Calidissident||

    Is this actually a cut or a reduction in increase?

  • NotAnotherSkippy||

    An actual cut for a change. But it'll never make it cause of the children. You know, the 20 somethings that can still be on mommy and daddy's health insurance but aren't actually working or in school.

  • Calvin Coolidge||

    So, just because they are in their 20s, they aren't children!

    AGEIST!!!!

    Childhood isn't about a number, man, it is about a mindset that you are incapable of taking care of yourself and that not only do you need to have someone or something else do it for you, but that you are entitled to demand it!!

  • Steve G||

    Oh jesus, not the drug testing crusade again. Those programs cost more than the "fraud" they catch...

  • JWatts||

    If you can afford the drugs, you sure as hell can afford to buy your own damn food.

  • Calidissident||

    I don't think that was his point.

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    Monsters!

    Children will starve! What do you want these people to do? Go get a job that doesn't pay a living wage?

    On a serious note, does this impact EBT cards which I read is filled with fraud?

  • NotAnotherSkippy||

    Just because you can take out cash in the casino with them doesn't mean they're illegit, you monster.

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