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House panel votes $844 mln cut in food stamps<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.</td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">North Dakota Democrat Earl Pomeroy complained that 40,000 children would lose free meals at school because of that provision.<br><br>
"You have not even come clean that kids are going to lose school breakfast and school lunch under this," he said.</td>
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I just saw that today and it PISSES me off SO much!!!!!! Of all the things in the government we could cut back on, we choose to cut off food to poor people. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Cuss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cuss"><br>
$844 million...that's like what...the amount we spend in one day in Iraq?
 

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It'll toughen 'em up for all that pulling themselves up by the bootstraps later on. Maybe if they starve their parents will feel motivated to get up off their lazy behinds and get jobs. I mean, Cheney said lots of people are making money on ebay. If they just get some good old American hard work and creativity this problem wouldn't exist. Poverty is a result of immorality and why should all those righteous, hard working men pay for someone else's immorality?<br><br>
I'm waiting for the suggestions of indentured servitude to help people "lift themselves" out of poverty.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It'll toughen 'em up for all that pulling themselves up by the bootstraps later on. Maybe if they starve their parents will feel motivated to get up off their lazy behinds and get jobs. I mean, Cheney said lots of people are making money on ebay. If they just get some good old American hard work and creativity this problem wouldn't exist. Poverty is a result of immorality and why should all those righteous, hard working men pay for someone else's immorality?<br><br>
I'm waiting for the suggestions of indentured servitude to help people "lift themselves" out of poverty.</div>
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That actually is the idea; that they will now be more willing to take lower wages.<br><br>
If we are sharing our jobs with India, why shouldn't they be sharing Calcutta with us?
 

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Sickening. Truly sickening. We're starving our own to cut corners.<br><br>
I simply can't process the idea of 40,000 children a day going hungry in one state, let alone all the hundreds of thousands of people nationwide. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hopping mad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">
 

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That is horrible!!!!!!<br><br><br>
Who voted for that bullcrap!
 

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Hmmm... but they didn't think to cut THEIR OWN access to "free lunches" I'll bet... don't they eat in the cafe in the basement at a reduced rate/free?? Bastards.<br><br>
Why not cut the handouts we give to WALMART instead??<br><br>
AARGH!!!!<br><br>
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That is so angering.<br><br>
There is so much fat that could be cut.<br><br>
Poor children's lunches is the one place where there *is no fat at all*.<br><br>
How could they do that?
 

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Sick, just sick.<br><br>
And we DO have indentured servitude in this country; it's called the US military. You sell them four or six years, they promise to pay your educational passage outta poverty.<br><br>
Flame away.
 
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