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Dem Senator Battles Food Stamp Cuts: Hungry Children Didn't Cause The Deficit


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Food Stamps, Frank Lautenberg, Rand Paul, Senate rejects Food Stamps cuts )

Judy
- 897 days ago - tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com
The defeated amendment to the farm bill, offered by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), would have slashed $322 billion by placing a cap on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program spending and handing control to states.



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michael hall (42)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 6:12 am
Isn't this always how the rich govern? They want the poor and working folk to pay for their taxcuts and wars that they start to make more money while again the rich don't fight but the poor and and workers do...Just as it is today. No draft to make it a level playing field. They just temp kids with $ to join the military to fight in wars against people who've done them no harm but again for profit. Why is it that those who have the most are the last to suffer a cut while those with the least are the first to be forced to take a cut? Here is an idea, all those 'leaders' who want the poor and hungry to take a cut can lead by example and take a cut in their pay first!!!
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 7:25 am
The Senate on Wednesday defeated a Republican-offered measure to drastically cut food stamps.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) excoriated the legislation.

“Hungry children didn’t cause the recession or the deficit, and cutting food stamps will not solve our debt problem,” he said. “But hungry children don’t have lobbyists, so programs like food stamps end up on the Republican chopping block.”

'SHOW SOME HEART" said, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) ....Good for him. Someone needs to stand up for the voiceless.
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 7:26 am
The Senate on Wednesday defeated a Republican-offered measure to drastically cut food stamps.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) excoriated the legislation.

“Hungry children didn’t cause the recession or the deficit, and cutting food stamps will not solve our debt problem,” he said. “But hungry children don’t have lobbyists, so programs like food stamps end up on the Republican chopping block.”

'SHOW SOME HEART" said, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) ....Good for him. Someone needs to stand up for the voiceless.
 

Jim Phillips (3203)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 11:37 am
The Senate on Wednesday defeated a Republican-offered measure to drastically cut food stamps.

The amendment to the farm bill, offered by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), was shot down 65-33.

The people in the State of Kentucky should boot Rand Paul out of office for trying to get this amendment
rider attached to the food bill.

There are manynpeople in Kentucky that are on food stamps. News of Rand's attempt to do this kind of
action should get publicity to help demote Rand Paul out of office.

Food stamps, food programs are NOT the cause of the debt problem.

The true problem, cause is the bloated military budget and the unwanted and needless WARS in
Iraq, Afghanistan. The people have spoken over the years that they want OUT of those countries.

TY, Judy.
.
 

l L. (1)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 7:16 pm
Rand sure looks like a nice man. How deceiving looks are. I sure hope this turns around soon. I would really like to be around to see these deceivers get a taste of their own medicine.
The shoe on the other foot, so to speak.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 11:13 pm
36% of the people in my state receive food stamps.
We have only 1 Democrat in our state government.
When the foodstamps are cut off, maybe the hungry people will VOTE for a change. Too bad there are no Progressive Democrats here.
Obama has let us down, his policies are just more Bush Fascism.
Americans are without leaders, we need honest government.

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross”
~ Sinclair Lewis

 

Dandelion G. (387)
Friday June 15, 2012, 6:00 am
The number of Floridians on food stamps continues to hit record numbers -- said a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Children & Families that oversees the federal food program just 3 days ago.

 
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