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Food Stamp Cuts Fail

Dems say too much slashed, GOP sought a larger reduction

June 21, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House rejected a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill Thursday that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broad new work requirements o......

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oldmansvan

Jun-24-13 9:26 AM

Do Do, it's a lot more than the minimum wage.

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daWraith

Jun-23-13 12:18 PM

Lots of blather!

None of you liberal girly boy oldmen can answer my simple challenge!

WHAT is a living wage in 26003________________?

In NYC ________________?

In San Francisco ______________?

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oldmansvan

Jun-23-13 10:24 AM

Troll, you better do some reading. you continue to show your ignorance.

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daWraith

Jun-23-13 8:41 AM

None of you liberal girly boy oldmen can answer my simple challenge!

WHAT is a living wage in 26003________________?

In NYC ________________?

In San Francisco ______________?

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TrollSlayer

Jun-23-13 12:59 AM

oldman, "these people" ARE legal. The article is about food stamp recipients. Try reading the article before you babble your nonsense.

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oldmansvan

Jun-22-13 6:51 PM

The Repugs don't want those people legal because they might have to start paying them a decent wage.

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walksabout

Jun-22-13 1:38 PM

sarcasm font ? Everything I post would fall under the category. Life outside your own bubble is pure comedy act, especially when it is elected or appointed.

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walksabout

Jun-22-13 1:36 PM

living wage ? For what ? Living ? What percentage of income do we think people spend on essentials for living ? Right. More money in hands of people with no clue, no plan, no judgment sense, is just more money for foolishness.

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WVEXPAT

Jun-22-13 11:12 AM

Maybe downsized should be asking Obama favorites like G.E.,G.M., Google, Apple or Microsoft about how much money they make overseas!

Obama's friends have been very effective at sending our tax money overseas!!!

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WVEXPAT

Jun-22-13 10:54 AM

"tax incentives to move our good manufacturing jobs out of this country to low wage countries in the name of profits for CEO’s and shareholders."

From FactCheckdotOrg, Q: Do companies get a tax break for shipping U.S. jobs overseas? A: Not specifically for that reason. But companies can deduct business expenses, including the cost of moving a job to another state or even out of the country."

“There are no special tax provisions that provide incentives to move overseas, but, of course, in general, the IRS allows companies to deduct business expenses, one of which is moving expenses, whether within the U.S. or abroad,”

But also, "We’ve also written before on several occasions that the tax code has long allowed U.S. corporations doing business abroad to defer paying taxes on any of their “unrepatriated income.” That is to say that the revenue earned by the company’s foreign subsidiary remains untaxed by the IRS until that money is brought back to the parent company

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WVEXPAT

Jun-22-13 10:25 AM

Washington D.C. is the wealthiest metro area in the country! It's great to see our tax dollars accomplishing something!!!

<--- wishing there was a sarcasm font available

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WVEXPAT

Jun-22-13 10:07 AM

Downsized you make some interesting points! The shale "investments" have created a lot of jobs, but that money has been invested by privately held companies NOT govt!!

And yes, all those years of 4.5% unemployment were very difficult under Bush! Average families earning $5000/yr more than they are under the Obama economy was just horrible. If not for the Liberal inspired, bi-partisan enabled fiscal crisis, food stamps expenditures might be 1/2 of what they are now!

Thanks to current fiscal policy, fiscal inequality has INCREASED over the last 5 years. Free money to Wall St has certainly benefited the investor class, but its been paid for by low/middle class Americans and future generations!

Whatever happened to Liberals being for the "working man"??? Liberal policy has only benefited the wealthy and big corporations!!

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WVEXPAT

Jun-22-13 9:56 AM

"John Boehner is such a loser....what a failure he is as a leader."

While I can't disagree w/ you on this point, Boehner is a minority leader. Senate and executive leadership is just as sad!

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daWraith

Jun-22-13 9:26 AM

Another 11-30 million IMMIGRANTS who are suddenly legal and eligible for welfare will of course help this food stamp program . . . . .NOT!

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oldmansvan

Jun-22-13 9:21 AM

derx, Two people with children can work full time and still be eligible for food stamps. the program is just another source of corporate welfare.

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daWraith

Jun-22-13 8:25 AM

Sycophants, explain this:

24.9 million on food stamps under George Bush.

48.9 million on food stamps under Barack H. Obama.

People double, COSTS up 5 times!!

EXPLAIN, Sycophant Kitty-litter for brains: ___________________?????

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daWraith

Jun-22-13 8:07 AM

Non of you ignorant rocket scientist wannabes can ever answer the question:

WHAT is a living wage in 26003________________?

In NYC ________________?

In San Francisco ______________?

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daWraith

Jun-22-13 8:06 AM

Dumbass liberals, what RUNS this country is Barack H. Obama and the Democratic THUG political machine of the Chicago. MORE people on welfare means MORE people DEPENDENT on government equals MORE VOTERS for (D).

The MAJORITY of 85% of the country did NOT vote for this scumbag piece of crap in the white crib, but the huge URBAN GHETTO population did and this is what we got.

Only SELECT corporations such as General Electric and GM are "running" this country with Crony Capitalists deals that send jobs to out the country to boost company earnings, THANKS to NOBAMA.

GE files a 59,000 page tax return and pays no taxes on $14,000,000,000 profit!! While IRS audits NON PROFIT Tea Party organizations!!!!!! Hesus Christo!!

What country has the highest income tax rate in the WORLD on corporations?

USA!

You effing ingornat twits make me puke, you are so STUUUUUPID.

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uglyassmf

Jun-22-13 5:28 AM

Fact: Big corporation are thriving with huge profits assisted by government welfare. I agree..pay a decent wage so both parents can work and give them enough hrs to get a paycheck and you will eliminate the so called moochers from the food stamp program. No doubt..there are a lot of dead beats but alot of families have two working parents and if you have 2 or 3 children at most wages today your still eligible for government health care and food stamps. I fail to understand why people can't see that big corporations run this country and are the cause of the socialist direction this country is heading. The minion can't control anything so quit blaming them. Blame the people who run this country. the almighty dollar..greed, power and the desire for more.

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whgfeeling

Jun-22-13 12:11 AM

well said downsized.

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whgfeeling

Jun-22-13 12:08 AM

what morons on here fail to know is there are a lot of working class people on food stamp. it's people who run companies to give wages that a person can support a family. while I was in the service there were families that were granted food stamps.

people on here think that people who get them are on drugs, lazy or stupid. take a look at yourself.

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daWraith

Jun-21-13 11:40 PM

Clownsized, facts to an idiot liberal like you is the same as sunlight to a vampire.

FACT: The LABOR PARTICIPATION RATE measures the TOTAL percentage of population working. Under Bush it averaged about 66%.

In May of 2013 it was 63.4%, the LOWEST since 1979!!!! FAIL!

Most of the Bush administration had about 5 % unemployment. The worst was 7.9%.

Currently under Obama: 7.6% after spending over $1 TRILLION in STIMULUS money!!! FAIL!

FACT: 55% of the WEALTH of the Middle Class has been lost in the last 5 years! OBAMA: FAIL!

FACT: The average family income has declined over $4,300 under 5 years of Obama. FAIL!

FACT: The deficit in 2007 was $162 BILLION for the whole year. The Deficit under Obama for the MONTH of FEB. 2012 was $238 BILLION: FAIL!

FACT: Obama has added $6.3 TRILLION to the debt, more than any man in the history of the WORLD!! FAIL!

FACT: Gallup and Rasmussen BOTH have Obama approval rating at 44% now. BUSH: Up to 49%! OBAMA:FAIL!

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sounder

Jun-21-13 9:53 PM

The people who really complain, have very serious to very nasty comments about those who use Food Stamps or EBT cards; most of those who complain and wish to see the program ended or restricted are from those areas of the U.S. where the job market is meager, what jobs that are out there are frequently so low paying that making rent means little food on the table--yes there is some fraud, some abuse of the program, some of the recipients are those who make bad choices, aren't that educated... but if your living in a region of the U.S. where there is job mobility and stability, you'll rarely hear or read the very negative comments that are posted here regarding the use of food stamps to supplement the food available for their families.

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BigMike

Jun-21-13 9:51 PM

"Force company's to pay a living wage and you eliminate the food stamp problem."

Double the minimum wage, wait a few months, & just watch food-stamp applications & unemployment claims soar for the former minimum wage but now unemployed workers.

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wvhoopie

Jun-21-13 8:13 PM

John Boehner is such a loser....what a failure he is as a leader.

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