What I find sad about this, is how little an outcry there is. This kind of antics only serve to point out how terrible skewered our government has become. Not only is the budget for SNAP less than 2% of the budget, but to cut or eliminate SNAP won’t only hurt those that hungry in our country but also all the grocery stores that count on the income that SNAP brings in.
So, instead of passing a FARM BILL, what they actually did is to increase the welfare to BIG AGRA and satisfy their ‘owners’ and of course make sure that Monsanto is off limits. How did it come to this? We live in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and yet our government thinks the way to ‘decrease’ our budget is to cut off aid to those that are hungry? What kind of government does that?
We spend over half of our budget on Defense, and we have already the worlds largest military, and spend more than the next 15 countries combined, but we can’t budget to feed the poor?
Too be honest, what is going on in our country makes me very sad and worried for where we will end up. With the corporate owned media fanning the ‘race’ fight and demonizing the poor, elderly, disabled and even the children, it keeps way too many people in our country so busy blaming everyone for the problems, no one notices that the real enemy is those in our government, whose only agenda is to serve their owners(corporate interests and self-interest) and that they are systematically destroying our social and safety nets that are there to help people when needed.
They also want to be able to privatize Medicare and social security, and raise the age for both Is their only goal to decimate what is left of our ‘middle class’ and instead have only the ‘rich few’ and the ‘poverty stricken masses’? You tell me.