Re: We are now the Nation of Hate
posted at 8/6/2013 7:45 AM EDT
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skeeter ... what party relies on fostering and endorsing hate again ....... it's apparent to all except you that hate is the main problem with today's once Grand Old Party..... btw I know it annoys you that the Left is kind and giving .... prayer real hard today for the leaders on the right who cut food stamps .... that was a real act of kindness wasn't it .
the leaders on the right who cut food stamps
ARRA provided that SNAP benefit levels would continue at the new higher amount until the program’s regular annual inflation adjustments to the maximum SNAP benefit exceeded those set by ARRA. The maximum SNAP benefit levels for each household size, which are set each October 1, are equal to the cost of the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) from the preceding June scaled to each household size. The TFP is the cost of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) food plan for a family of four to purchase and prepare a bare-bones diet at home. At the time ARRA was enacted, food price inflation was expected to be high and the TFP cost was expected to exceed the ARRA level in fiscal year 2014. Food price inflation, however, turned out to be lower than expected over the 2009 to 2013 period, resulting in the pushing out of the date that the TFP was expected to exceed the ARRA level.
In August 2010, Congress passed and the President signed P.L. 111-226, which accelerated the sunset of the ARRA benefit increase to April 2014.
As a result, beginning on November 1, 2013, SNAP benefit levels will be based on the cost of the June 2013 TFP, which is lower than the ARRA levels. On August 1, 2013 USDA published the June 2013 TFP — $632 — a $36 decrease from the current maximum monthly benefit for a family of four under ARRA.
Senate - Unanimous voice vote. House - Dems 247. Reps 153
Farm bill passes narrowly in House, without food stamp funding
House Republicans narrowly passed a farm bill on Thursday that was stripped of hundreds of billions in funding for food stamps, abandoning four decades of precedent to gain the backing of conservative lawmakers.
The 216 to 208 vote was a victory for a Republican caucus that has struggled to pass the most basic of legislation, but it also set up weeks of acrimony and uncertainty as House and Senate leaders must reconcile two vastly different visions for providing subsidies to farmers and feeding the hungry.
The republicans stripped hundreds of billions out of a program that is funded at @90 billion? That's some neat trick.
the food stamp program should be voted on its own merits, and not lumped in with the pork laden agricultural bill. That's not partisan, that's simply good fiscal management.
so, who is the party of hate that spreads misinformation, doesn't want good fiscal managment, And tries to whip up the hate of low information voters? Huh? Democrats? Is that what you are mumbling under your breath?
You really and truly are a moron.
Hey dipstick, the Farm Bill is a ten-year spending bill.
The 608-page measure that passed the House includes a package of subsidies for farmers worth about $195 billion over the next 10 years that would make significant changes to agricultural policy and conservation programs, including an end to direct subsidies to farmers. It is nearly identical to that aspect of the Senate bill.
But for the first time since 1973, the House measure says nothing about funding for food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which was set at about $740 billion.
Seriously, if you are going to be so intentionally ignorant then why bother posting.
Why not just stay in your corner and keep bouncing your head off the wall?
it is such a pleasure discussing these things with you. I state a position, and you just start in like a rabid dog about ignorance. Sigh. You just make my point about the left, that it is emotions, not facts, that drives the left.
what has been done is that the agriculture bill and the food stbill needs have been separated. Is that so hard for you to understand?
so all the trashing of teeth about taking hundreds of billions out of the food stamp program is nothing more than liberals trying to deceive the low information voters, like you, apparently.
there will be a separate vote of food stamps, already in the works, the libs know about it, but have decided to callously misrepresent the facts.
What have we learned in this discussion? that liberals, and democrats in particular, cannot be trusted to tell the people the truth.