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Weak Senate Votes Down Minimal Food Stamp Cuts

Americans are speaking out demanding that the excessive spending be stopped. But is Congress hearing?

Under the Obama administration the Food Stamp program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) has skyrocketed with 44 million now receiving assistance. A proposed amendment by Senator Jeff Sessions giving a modest cut to the program was voted down by the Democratic Senate. The amendment was hoped to add financial eligibility to the program (28 states currently have no limit on financial assets for those receiving assistance) and to stop the bonuses paid by some states used to increase enrollment. Watch Senator Ron Johnson as he explains the challenges of making even small changes to this program.

 

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A stay at home mom who runs a household, manages the finances, cares for a young adult autistic son, and cooks from scratch. Traveling from Arizona to Alaska summer of 2013. Visit my blog at http://ramblinroseaz.wordpress.com/ and follow along.

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  1. I’m very glad they vote the radical bill against poor down thanks dem