Daily Kos: The REAL Scandal This Week - Americans going hungry

The REAL Scandal This Week *UPDATED*
by jillian
Sat Oct 29, 2005 at 12:52:20 PM CDT

*Food Insecurity in America.* While the country is glued to the media regarding Traitorgate, the Republicans voted to basically let fellow Americans go hungry. Welcome to the "Let them eat cake if they can find it" era that is dawning in America today.

On a party-line vote, a Republican-run U.S. House of Representatives committee voted to cut food stamps by $844 million on Friday, just hours after a new government report showed more Americans are struggling to put food on the table.

About 300,000 Americans would lose benefits due to tighter eligibility rules for food stamps, the major U.S. antihunger program, under the House plan. The cuts would be part of $3.7 billion pared from Agriculture Department programs over five years as part of government-wide spending reductions.

Daily Kos: The REAL Scandal This Week *UPDATED*


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