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California Congressman Brags About 'Savings' In Farm Bill, Ignoring Devastating Food Stamp Cuts


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: budget cuts, food bill, republicans, dishonesty, government, congress, ethics, usa, news )

Cal
- 490 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) flagrantly misrepresented what the House has done with the farm bill at a constituent breakfast in Turlock, California on Wednesday.



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pam w. (191)
Friday August 16, 2013, 3:34 pm
"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain....."
 

Cathe Franklin-Romano (52)
Friday August 16, 2013, 11:00 pm
Very sad. I doubt they'd tell the truth even if it sounded better. Noted & shared.
 

TomCat S. (231)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:58 am
He forgot the 11th Commandment: Thou shalt not commit TEAbuggery.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (551)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:39 am
noted
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:51 am
idiot
 

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 3:57 am
Noted ~ Thanks Cal
 

Arielle S. (317)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 7:18 am
The average food stamp allowance for one is around $134 per month - that would be about $4.48 cents per day for food. Stephen Colbert has this whole Farm Bill thing figured out. Historically, the legislation provided “help for the folks who grow the corn, and help for the folks who live off of nothing but corn syrup,” he said...“Who wouldn’t want to stay at home and not work when you can rake in an average $134 a month for food?” According to The Colbert Report’s math, that’s enough for one Subway foot-long per day—three inches for breakfast, four inches for lunch, five inches for dinner, and you can eat the plastic bag for dessert.
 

ER C. (65)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 8:36 am
NOTED & SHARED
 

Mari 's (1364)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:20 am
How anyone can be so selfish as to take food away from hungry children is beyond me! I could never sink so low to steal away someone's food!!!! S&N
 

edward jagusiak (22)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:05 pm
Noted.
 

Peggy A. (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:27 pm
Noted how awful.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 5:10 pm
I only have two words...heartless imbecile!
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 5:25 pm
Just got thru explaining about how the SNAP program works on another thread...so it's really immaterial what anyone gets because too many will be kicked off and all the rest will be getting deep cuts.

The GOP/TP can be very proud of forcing many seniors back on canned cat and dog food because it's cheaper. They can be proud of the children, already on starvation diets in places, will actually starve to death. Wonder if people can send them the funeral bills for the children and seniors who die because of what they've so proudly done?
 

Susanne R. (249)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:31 pm
Wouldn't it be nice if the people who need the SNAP program could hire lobbyists to buy the support of legislators? But if they could afford to do that, they wouldn't need food stamps. Besides, they're just interested in fending off hunger and malnutrition --not buying politicians. Who wants the likes of Jeff Denham in their back pocket anyway?
 

Roseann d. (178)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 12:50 pm
That's the delusional GOP for ya. No surprise there.
 

Avril Lomas (0)
Monday August 19, 2013, 12:02 pm

Cutting "Head Start' taking into consideration the appalling state of Education in America?.Must be trying to bulk up the no. of Republicans in Washington.
New rules in America, Educate the rich, The rest ? Who cares?.
 
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