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Message Subject Ohio Food Stamp People better buy seeds. You're getting cut
Poster Handle Nine's
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this is awful for the poor and the elderly.

stock good seed people!! gmo's will be all there is availble soon.

good catch, nine's.

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Thank you, and thanks to the mods for the pin.

How quickly things change. In June, it was decided to not cut and the idea declared "outrageous". Expect other states to follow.

In June, the proposal to cut was rejected by Senate.

Senate rejects food-stamp cuts
6/13/12 2:33 PM EDT

The decades-old farm and food stamps coalition held in the Senate on Wednesday, as 13 Republicans joined Democrats in blocking a tea party-led effort to cut nutrition funding almost in half and shift control back to the states.


“It’s out of control. It’s doubled in the last 10 years,” Paul said. “We do not have an endless supply of money.”

But Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) bristled at his suggestions that nothing was being done to address abuses in the program. She also said Paul’s proposed cuts were “outrageous.”

“Waste, fraud and abuse we tackle,” Stabenow said, listing reforms in the underlying bill to improve accountability. “But for somebody in this great country who’s paid taxes all their lives and worked all their lives and now needs help to put food on the table … they need to know that we’re going to be able to provide a little bit of temporary help.”

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