[Report Abuse]
[Login to Blog] PoliticsNation's Blog
GOP turn their back on Veterans once again!
Last comment by timeontarget 3 years, 2 months ago.

Take Me To Post Comment Form


On Friday over 170,000 veterans will end up on the streets of America Hungry. Over 900,000 veterans will be affected by this. The GOP hat as once again turned their backs on the veterans who served this country and fought for our freedom!


Benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, will automatically drop come Friday thanks to the loss of additional funds from the 2009 stimulus bill. That cut will hit about 900,000 of the country’s veterans, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

The House vote to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $40 billion over 10 years proved, once again, that when the Republican drive to demonize poor people comes into conflict with the supposed Republican reverence for veterans, demonizing poor people wins. The bill would kick 170,000 veterans off of food stamps, out of around 900,000 veterans in the program.

Republican rhetoric was that the food stamp-slashing bill would continue food assistance for the virtuous poor—children, seniors, disabled people, employed people—and only cut assistance for able-bodied adults who don't want to work, preferring to live high on the hog off of their average benefit of around $4 a day. That's false in ways almost too numerous to count:

The bill contains no provisions for people who can't find work in an economy where there are three jobseekers for every available job.
Republicans claimed unemployed people could fulfill the bill's work requirements by turning to job training programs, yet many people don't have access to job training programs and the bill did not fund them.
The bill would kick 2.1 million mostly working or elderly people out of SNAP by eliminating expanded categorical eligibility. On paper, these people's income or assets are above the SNAP threshold even though, in reality, they face significant expenses like child care in order to keep working, bringing them below the threshold:

A typical working family that qualifies for SNAP due to categorical eligibility consists of a mother with two young children who has monthly earnings just above the program’s monthly gross income limit ($2,069 for a family of three in 2013). On average, the families above that limit who qualify for SNAP as a result of categorical eligibility have combined child care and rent costs thatexceed half of their wages. The approximately $100 per month in SNAP benefits they receive covers about one-fourth to one-fifth of their monthly food budget.

That provision would also cause 210,000 children to lose free school meals.

Oh, right, and then there are those 170,000 veterans. Funny how once they're no longer fighting in wars Republicans started and no longer useful for fending off criticism of said wars, once they're struggling in a difficult economy and needing government assistance to get by, Republicans stop spending so much time talking about how much we owe those people.

Really, of course, no one should go hungry, veteran, child, or able-bodied unemployed adult.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/20/1240183/-Republican-bill-would-kick-170-000-veterans-off-of-food-stamps



Latest Activity: Oct 29, 2013 at 7:53 PM


Bookmark and Share
Forward This Blog
Print Blog
More Blogs by PoliticsNation
Send PoliticsNation a Message
Report Abuse


Blog has been viewed (667) times.

Sheran commented on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 20:08 PM

Show links to back up your blog! I'll be waiting...

Sheran commented on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 20:16 PM

Sorry forgot to put you on hold!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g4dkB...

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 20:22 PM
PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 20:24 PM

@Sheran-I enjoyed the hold music~ laugh of the day..

Sheran commented on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 21:17 PM

PN it says could loose benefits!

Veterans could lose food stamps because of cuts

We the people, want let that happen. People spitting out a baby a year, "get off your a$$ and get a job... Our Veterans have earned their entitlements. Not "LAZY" people.

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 21:27 PM

If nothing happens by Friday they will lose their benefits! That's the problem it's more than lazy people that receive entitlements. I'm not fighting for people who sit on their behind and draw a check. Im fighting for veterans, disabled and the single parent that's working 2 jobs or the soilder that's a private with a family in need of limited assitance. I don't support people that can work but want.

Sheran commented on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 21:31 PM

Let us sit back on hold and pray for the best!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g4dkB...

Sheran commented on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 21:36 PM
timeontarget commented on Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 07:52 AM

Amen


Log In to post comments.

Previous blog entries by PoliticsNation
 
The New Trend- Racists Anonymous-Will You Join?
January 15, 2017
On a September evening at the United Church of Christ in Sunnyvale, California, a dozen people are sitting in folding chairs arranged in a circle. Nearby, a plastic folding table is topped with cookies and fruit. (Coffee is notably absent.) The setup is basically that of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, ...
Read More »
 
Staunch Republican Tells Paul Ryan Like It Is!
January 12, 2017
An entrepreneur and former life-long Republican explained to House Speaker Paul Ryan that he was against Obamacare and then he got diagnosed with a terminal, but curable cancer. "I want to thank President Obama from the bottom of my heart" Speaker Paul Ryan town hall in two minutes @CNNPolitics http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/01/13/paul-ryan-cnn-townhall-two-minutes-origwx-js.cnn/video/playlists/paul-ryan-town-hall/ ...
Read More »
 
Trump Voter-Please Don't Take My ObamaCare..
January 09, 2017
Trump/GOP PLan---Make America Sick Again! Trump Presidency is going to bring a lot of people together. People from all races and backgrounds are now faced with the fact that you can't hurt one race without hurting the other. This man voted against his best interest and it will soon bite ...
Read More »
 
Trump Voters In Kentucky-Mad Has H**
January 09, 2017
Republican Voters in Kentucky are upset because they voted for Trump and voted against their best interest. You've got it folks--they woke up Saturday Morning and realized they've been Trumped. It's sad because the coal miners are out of work (jobs are not coming back-Trump lied) and they will soon ...
Read More »
 
Breaking News! Trump, GA Lawmakers & US Intelligen
January 05, 2017
Former CIA director splits with Trump team http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/312963-former-cia-director-splits-with-trump-team#.WG8CZrW2OGQ.twitter BREAKING: US intelligence identified the go-betweens Russians used to provide stolen emails to WikiLeaks, officials say Intel report says US identifies go-betweens who gave emails to WikiLeaks @CNNPolitics http://cnn.it/2ih26tl Ga. lawmakers return with pockets full of PAC cash http://www.myajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/lawmakers-return-with-pockets-full-pac-cash/UYmVTEFDOuUyR55wKQW8fJ/ Group Of Contractors ...
Read More »
 
[View More Blogs...]





 
Powered by
Morris Technology