14% of the country relies on food stamps… but… As the House GOP, under Paul Ryan’s budget, cuts food stamp programs and aid to the poor, more Americans, 1 in 7 are in need of these programs.
Meanwhile, as an AP piece read here explains, “Congress authorizes spending on hunger and agriculture programs in a massive farm bill every five years, and farm-state members have typically supported food programs in exchange for urban support for agriculture.” Bottom line: We’ve saw all of this before and none of it is new or original. These are the exact same ideas pushed by the House GOP during the Gingrich era — not one new or original idea can be discovered outside of the “contract for American” days.
The Wall Street Journal: “Mississippi and Oregon were among the states with the largest share of the population utilizing food stamps in February: At least one in five residents in each state were receiving benefits.” Say that again: 1 in 5 people in Mississippi and Oregon are on food stamps. This happens as the House GOP, led by Reps. GOP Reps. Jim Jordan, Tim Scott, Scott Garrett, Dan Burton, and Louie Gohmert, H.R. 1135, which would cut food stamps to an entire family if one person in the family participates in a strike.