|New meaning given to "bully pulpit"|
Under the jaundiced ayes (217-210) of John "Agent Orange" Boehner and Eric "Wellhead" Cantor, the children of America have been terrorized once again.
The House of Reprehensibles brought the hammer down on lazy tots all around the country, and signaled that it was time for them to go to work.
"Child labor is back in the free market, so, great prosperity and jobs can't be far behind" mused those who think cow farts cause global warming.
The reason I bring up children, in the context of food stamp programs, is that the program the reprehensible neoCons voted to gut ("SNAP"), is a program that primarily ends up benefiting the needy and hungry children:
The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the House legislation would deny benefits to 3.8 million Americans next year and save $39 billion over 10 years, or roughly 5 percent of the SNAP program's cost in that time. Enrollment doubled to 47 million in the wake of the Great Recession as incomes plummeted and more Americans qualified for benefits, which average $133 per month. Most beneficiaries are children, elderly or disabled.(House Votes To Cut Food Stamps By $40 Billion). Note that hungry, healthy American adults also deserve help when needed, even when temporarily out of work.
Even the wealthy Romney family was once on welfare.
Romney family on welfare: