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AR September 20th, 2013 11:04 AM

Food Stamp Vote
 
Yesterday the House voted 217-210 to cut some $40 billion from the food stamp budget. Do you agree with this action or not? No equivocation. They only get to push one of two buttons. So do you. Yes or No?

Manuel September 25th, 2013 11:27 AM

Don't cut food stamps!!!!

Stop foreign aid!!!

TM

Moiraine September 25th, 2013 11:58 AM

No, I don't.

AR September 28th, 2013 10:54 AM

Well, the results are in, and once again our Cruisemates prove that they are an involved and passionate group of "open debaters."

As of this writing (Saturday morning), 135 people have looked at the poll. The results:

Yes: 6 votes (4%)
No: 7 votes (5%)
Undecided/don't know/don't care/don't understand/don't know how to click a mouse: 122 votes (91%)

In other words, nine-tenths of those who viewed the poll couldn't even bring themselves to anonymously click "Yes" or "No."

Yawn. Open debate for the comatose.

Paul B September 28th, 2013 11:43 AM

I was too late to vote, but it would have been no. There is probably enough fraud and waste to cut more than that. Actually, Congress should cut a bit of EVERY government program.

Manuel September 28th, 2013 02:50 PM

I don't believe that's a waste of money to feed poor, hungry Americans.

TM

valtime September 29th, 2013 08:29 AM

I like the way you think.

Luanne Russo September 30th, 2013 10:01 AM

Has anyone read the bill?

Manuel October 3rd, 2013 06:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Luanne Russo (Post 1485824)
Has anyone read the bill?

Probably not.

But when you cut spending don't start with poor hungry kids.

TM

Luanne Russo October 3rd, 2013 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Manuel (Post 1486080)
Probably not.

But when you cut spending don't start with poor hungry kids.

TM


Sadly, The Op didn't expect you or anyone else to read the bill, so they can say anything to get people upset. In fact children were protected.

venice October 3rd, 2013 11:09 AM

Luanne...my neighbor who works for the USDA tells me the bill eliminates specific categorical eligibility criteria, that 39 states currently opt to utilize which will cut out 2-3 million currently low income primarily single female head of household, which in turn will cut out at least 300,000 children who receive free or subsidize school breakfast/lunch meals, which as you well know, for many are the only nutritional balance meals they will eat all day

Since you seem to have a grasp of this bills specifics, can you shed your insight on how the children are protected, so I can share with my neighbor?

seadog2 October 3rd, 2013 06:46 PM

It's sad that those who have enough to eat would take away from those who don't.

Manuel October 9th, 2013 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seadog2 (Post 1486129)
It's sad that those who have enough to eat would take away from those who don't.

That's exactly what's happening across our country.

TM

Luanne Russo October 9th, 2013 06:16 PM

I would ask again if you have read the bill?


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