Salt in the wound: No job, no food stamps

As David Firestone reports today in this New York Times blog, House Republicans under the leadership of Rep. Eric Cantor are now proposing to cut the food stamp program by $4 billion by cutting off aid to people without jobs and children:

. . .  Cantor wants to cut $4 billion a year, double the earlier cut, by removing up to 4 million people from the food stamp program. His method of kicking all those people off is particularly diabolical, considering the Republican refusal to stimulate the economy: he wants to punish those unable to find a job. Anyone who is unemployed and not raising children will be limited to three months of food stamps every three years.

The proposal, if passed, will strike a particularly devastating blow in North Carolina, with one of the highest unemployment rates in the country and with thousands losing, or about to lose, unemployment benefits under a state law passed by the Republican majority in the General Assembly and signed by Governor Pat McCrory in February.

10 Comments

  1. Jack

    August 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Let them eat cookies! — McCrory Antoinette

  2. Mark

    August 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RET2Z5AVJ8A

    I loved when Mr. Cummings called McHenry out!

  3. david esmay

    August 9, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Cantor and McHenry crawled out of the same scum pond.

  4. Alex

    August 11, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Talking about scum david, don’t forget the Weiner Man and his sidekick Carlos Danger, and of course Pelosi’s good friend Groping Bob Filner. It doesn’t get any worse than those two !

  5. david esmay

    August 11, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Yes Alex, it does get worse, Larry Craig and John Ensign and fraudsters Rick Scott and Bill Frist. Nobody does perverted and corrupt like the right.

  6. Alex

    August 12, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I’m sorry david but there’s enough to go around for both parties !

  7. gregflynn

    August 12, 2013 at 7:55 am

    There is a special place in hell for those who would supplant the welfare of children with sexual peccadilloes.

  8. Alex

    August 12, 2013 at 8:42 am

    There is also a special place for people who continue to enjoy indiscriminate sex without any thought of the child’s welfare, and then simply turning over the child to the government often for the rest of their life.

  9. gregflynn

    August 12, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Your crude and disgusting stereotype is not surprising but it is appalling, and inappropriate.

  10. Alex

    August 12, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Ignoring the issues of accountability and responsibility for one’s actions is quite ludicrous in my opinion !