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1 Stopping food stamp cuts on Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:22 pm

gypsy


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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is among the governors who may take action to block food stamp cuts.
The momentum to block food stamp cuts continues, with more states considering increasing their minimum heating assistance benefit to $20 a year to prevent families from losing $29 a month in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (for a family of three):
Of the sixteen states and the District of Columbia that operate the heat and eat program, Montana, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont have already moved to expand heating aid to preserve food stamps for low-income residents. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania is the only Republican of the bunch.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) will meet with advisors later this month to determine whether his state can adjust payments, while leaders in California, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey and Wisconsin are also considering making the change.

Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, and Wisconsin all have Republican governors, of course, but the Corbett precedent shows you shouldn't rule anything out, particularly with governors up for reelection in three of those states and the additional heating assistance money coming out of federal block grants.
House Republicans are frustrated that the deep cuts they fought so hard for won't fully materialize and could even be blocked entirely, at least for this year. There's not a lot they can do about it, though, and the governors who've already taking action aren't backing down just because John Boehner whines about cheating:

“We’re following the law that [Congress] wrote,” Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) said in an interview. “It took them six years of negotiating for them to pass a five-year farm bill, and to expect us to do anything but follow the law they passed is absurd.”


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/26/1287466/-More-states-consider-blocking-food-stamp-cuts?

2 Re: Stopping food stamp cuts on Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:50 pm

SSC


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In order to finally pass the Farm Bill the food stamp cuts was the goal,, the big attachment that was fought against but with Dems running the show of course it was passed, now with reelections looming everyone is having a change of heart. How obvious is this ???

3 Re: Stopping food stamp cuts on Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:22 pm

gypsy


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yes the Democrats are running a good show, and winning.

4 Re: Stopping food stamp cuts on Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:09 pm

SSC


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Yea the country is in great shape, Obama announcing he wants to cut our military at the G7 meeting yesterday smooth move with Russia on the brink of starting a war, sanctions on Russia for oil which will effect the UK as they are supplied by Russia, A last ditch push on Obamacare extending some signups..not looking good for the home team on that one either. At least Obamacare has allowed millions to sign up for Medicaid and bypass the insurance companies and huge deductibles, now the states and Feds will for 10 years carry the cost.

5 Re: Stopping food stamp cuts on Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:15 pm

gypsy


Moderator
LOL Obama doesn't want war with Russia, the rest of that post has yet to be determined,if your referring to Affordable Care Act, it is working, why would republicans try to repeal it 50+ times if it wasn't working. he has acted alone on everything to get this country running again, and done a good job, would be great if Congress would work with him. Just Saying. States and feds Carry the cost? anything to back this up. would take a look and decide.

6 Re: Stopping food stamp cuts on Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:33 pm

SSC


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That has already be posted in this thread, as for Russia Putin is making Obama look like a weakling in the eyes of the world. Your state alone has signed up over 72,000 on Medicaid according to the Obamacare website. The reason for repeal is because it is a train wreck, why so many alterations from Obama ? Why now so many hidden issues with this whole thing, maybe it is because they pushed it through so fast to cover up the totally ludricious strings attached. Why when Pelosi was questioned, she stated they had to pass it to know what was in it.

7 Re: Stopping food stamp cuts on Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:41 pm

gypsy


Moderator
Last post, on this.. I disagree, with your post I need more proof,  no we the people do not think our President is a weakling.
putin is making a fool of himself worldwide.
,They repealed the health care because they said in the beginning they would not pass anything Obama  introduced, now they see it is working, so  the egg is on the congress face.they wasted billions of taxpayers money repealing. they have the lowest approval in American  history. just wanted to include, enjoyed the discussion,we will never agree with politics, have a good evening. :)

8 Re: Stopping food stamp cuts on Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:59 pm

SSC


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Yes both sides have a horrible record, with so many Dems running for reelection it is looking like they are running away from Obama endorsements. Issa is not the blame for the Obama low ratings, Obama is responsible for his own actions and lack of action. Remember his words he takes responsibility. As far as ending this thread I agree, we will just have to agree to disagree once again. Politics were a limitation on your part of returning to the site but this did end up a friendly debate,for that I thank you.

9 Re: Stopping food stamp cuts on Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:02 pm

gypsy


Moderator
I agree to disagree LOL good debate. we will see how it all comes out..Thank you.

10 Re: Stopping food stamp cuts on Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:06 pm

SSC


Admin
Thank You Gypsy !!

11 Re: Stopping food stamp cuts on Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:12 pm

runawayhorses


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Nice to see everyone getting along..  smile 

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