It was all the way back in February, so the memory of this headline has faded:
” Congress passes $8.7 billion food stamp cut
By Ned Resnikoff
It’s official: 850,000 households across the country are set to lose an average of $90 per month in food stamp benefits.
The Senate on Tuesday voted 68-32 to send the 2014 Farm Bill — which includes an $8.7 billion cut to food stamps — to President Obama’s desk. Nine Democrats opposed the bill, and 46 members of the Democratic caucus voted for it, joining 22 Republicans.”
The GOP Congress’s assault on the American working class has been waged with the pretext that the Federal government has no money (what with being in debt and all).
This despite the money being owed to the American people on the whole, and despite the long tradition of deficits in government budgets, which have seldom in history been balanced. But note that when there was a Republican president in the zeroes, the same voices did not demand austerity, but ran up the deficit with obvious glee.