Cantor’s Doomed Attempt to Grasp at Sanity
The House voted Thursday evening to cut nearly $40 billion a year from the country’s food stamp assistance program. …
The bill’s savings would be achieved by allowing states to put broad new work requirements in place for many food stamp recipients and to test applicants for drugs. The bill also would end government waivers that have allowed able-bodied adults who don’t have dependents to receive food stamps indefinitely.
High time a little sanity was applied to the food stamp program, which under Obama has bloated beyond control. The restrictions are similar to those that made the 1996 welfare reform such an overwhelming success.
But now for the bad news:
The 217-210 vote was a major victory for Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and largely cast along party lines. All House Democrats and 15 Republicans voted against slashing the budget for the program.
Every single Democrat and an alarming number of RINOs oppose even the most modest restrictions on the handing out of free money, even as national bankruptcy looms ever closer.
Despite the inevitable spin from the liberal media, this isn’t about caring for the poor. This is about bringing the Cloward-Piven strategy to fruition.
It shouldn’t take long now. Since 2004, enrollment in food stamps has doubled, and the cost has tripled.
More bad news:
Despite its passage in the House, the bill is unlikely to make it through the Democrat-controlled Senate.
If by some miracle it did, Obama would veto it.
We’re going over the cliff culturally, politically, and economically because the Democrat Party and its collaborators in the GOP want us to.
On a tip from Clingtomyguns. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.