Weaselzippers has;Senate Votes To Slash Food Stamps Budget By $4.1 Billion, Libs Freak Out
Via far-left rag The Nation:
It’s official: Congress will slash food stamp funding in the midst of a deep economic recession, when more people rely on food stamps than ever before.
Monday night, the Senate passed a five-year farm bill that contained $4.1 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) over ten years. This ensures that the only debate now will be about how much to cut—and it’s likely to result in cuts much deeper than $4.1 billion.
The House Agriculture Committee passed a farm bill last month that cut $20.5 billion from SNAP by removing “categorical eligibility” (more on that here), which would take food stamps away from 2 million Americans and hundreds of thousands of children. [...]
Aside from being, well, cruel, the food stamp cuts in the Senate bill are also damaging to the economy. The Center for American Progress, in a study released in March, found that for every $1 billion cut from SNAP, 13,718 jobs are lost.
And Before the 1 out of every 6 people On Food Stamps howl about it, How many Food Stamps do you think This vacation would buy?
The Obama's Family Trip To Africa Will Cost Taxpayers $60 to $100 Million
Just as long as the King and Queen of America enjoy themselves.*
President Obama and his family will be going to Africa later this month. But the trip won’t be cheap; it’s expected to cost American taxpayers $60 to $100 million, according to the Washington Post.
“When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa later this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances. Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of emergency,” reports the Post.
“Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bullet-proof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. Fighter jets will fly in shifts giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.
Maybe those folks who fear their nutrition will be adversely impacted by this heartless Senate vote ought to consider writing to their Profligate in Chief, since it's obviously not going cramp His style one way or the other.
And speaking of Style:
(where else would we go for the quickest roundup of Headlines that Matter?)
While Campaigning For Dem Senate Candidate, Obama Blames D.C. Gridlock On Politicians Who Campaign Too Much
[M]arkey has 36 years of Washington maneuvering to Gomez’ none. But given the notorious mess in D.C. and Congress’ historically low approval, combined with Obama’s compounding scandals, Markey’s really long tenure on Capitol Hill may not be the best advertisement for a return there.
Markey has been slipping in the polls and the White House wanted to give him one last push across the finish line. So, there they were on-stage Thursday, the guy with 18 House terms and the one with a fraction of a Senate term.
Here are some of the amazing things Obama came out with and their context:
“What’s holding us back right now is inaction in Washington, gridlock in Washington – too many folks in Washington who are putting the next election ahead of the next generation.”
Thanks Zip, The Nation, TWS, and IBD.
America takes a kicking, and it keeps on ticking.