March 21, 2015 7:00 pm -


The spending plan unveiled by House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Georgia) could eliminate food stamps for 11 million people. When Republicans say ‘painful cuts’ are necessary, you know they’re talking about hurting the poor. Sure, let’s give the rich every tax break, then blame all of America’s problems on the poor. What a nice bubble…


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

22 responses to Republican Budget Could Cut 11 Million Off Food Stamps

  1. Larry Schmitt March 21st, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Evidently the 1% not only deserve all the tax cuts, but all the food as well. Everyone else can just go f*ck themselves.

    • rg9rts March 22nd, 2015 at 7:35 am

      Gopee mantra

  2. AAASuperPatriot March 21st, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Conservatives make Jesus weep.

  3. nola878 March 21st, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Better that 11 million go hungry than just one of the one percent has to suffer with a smaller yacht!

  4. John Tarter March 21st, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Good. It’s about time that people buy their own food. The whole program is one big scam on the American taxpayer that needs to end. People being able to use their EBT cards to get cash or buy the most expensive already prepared foods is an outrage and it needs to stop. Go to their houses and they have big screen TV’s, cable, and cell phones – and membership in the food stamp program. Why don’t they use the money that they seem to be able to get for their luxuries and use it for their food? Everyone knows this is going on and it needs to be stopped.

    • Dwendt44 March 22nd, 2015 at 12:07 am

      What a maroon. You obviously don’t know many, if any, poor. Those ‘cell’ phones are free (Reagan) and those ‘big screen’ TV’s, if they exist are likely 10 years old, bought second hand.(one person I know was given someone’s older unit when the giver upgraded to a large size). Thanks to the Bush recession, many who did have a lot of possessions, are now scraping by with SNAP, unemployment, and their savings. Few on SNAP buy high end food of any kind. Any those that may do so once in a while, don’t continue for long. Most SNAP users are out of food by the last week of the month. Those wonderful war mongering conservatives are already responsible for two cuts to the SNAP program already. So the elderly, the disabled, and those pesky poor children will have to suffer yet again.

      • fahvel March 22nd, 2015 at 5:05 am

        D, I can no longer respond directly to the piece of crap you are responding to but, if I may use your space as a proxy: mister tooth decay is the ultimate example of how much of the western worlds sees americans – the nostalgia for a usa that was once really aspired to is floundering somewhat like the politics in your country.

        • rg9rts March 22nd, 2015 at 7:34 am

          Pitiful isn’t it?

      • rg9rts March 22nd, 2015 at 7:34 am

        He doesn’t realize that those on SNAP are the elderly, children, MILITARY families …..Those at or below the poverty line,,,no cash … no taxable toilet paper, alcohol, tobacco. toothpaste, soap……..

    • rg9rts March 22nd, 2015 at 7:31 am

      Look at it this way dipstick…this is the RICHEST nation the planet has ever seen..there is NO REASON for a CHILD to be hungry… I sincerely PRAY that karma comes through and you too will need assistance and have to go on beg-a-buck to cover your expenses like that moron sheriff that has no medical coverage…remember KARMA baby KARMA

      • nola878 March 22nd, 2015 at 7:54 am

        Those who have never been there will never know, and those without empathy will never understand.

    • fredoandme March 22nd, 2015 at 8:21 am

      you should be shunned.

    • SteveD March 22nd, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      1. SNAP fraud is less than 3%. Fraud is rampant, but at virtually the same level throughout every sector (public or private) receiving/benefiting from federal spending.

      2. For a currency sovereign like the US, this fraud really isn’t a problem as it does pump dollars into the economy. Spending on food OR even “trading for crack/big screens/phones” still provides economic STIMULUS for the economy. Only the misinformed incorrectly interpret this and do not understand how higher levels of spending by both the private and public sector GROWS AN ECONOMY. Bottom line, someone else’s spending (on anything) indirectly benefits YOU. It’s the reason you have a job and the reason you can provide for yourself and your family. (Never the less,I DO NOT condone fraud, public or private.)

      3. These ongoing SNAP (more/potential) cuts are strange in the sense that the big banks that provide the EBT technology and access to the benefits lies in their (private sector) hands. Perhaps the TBTF’s are finding other areas to exploit “taxpayer dollars” for little or no work?

      4. John, do you realize that a $6 billion “investment” by lobbyists allowed the corporations to rake in over $4.5 t in federal government contract dollars last year? On the other hand, the 50 million recipients in the Social Security system received slightly less at $4.3 t. (The system is entirely rigged to make the rich richer and everyone else poorer. John, please stop being a dupe.)

    • jybarz March 23rd, 2015 at 6:10 am

      You’re one fcking evil, Tart!
      You’re okay for big tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires paid by strugglers? You’re a fcking idiot, Tart!

  5. rg9rts March 22nd, 2015 at 7:27 am

    If they cut subsidies to agribusiness …fine

  6. Suzanne McFly March 22nd, 2015 at 10:10 am

    This is just a guideline and will not be followed word for word. This was just created to appease their big donors. They could cut SNAP in a successful way, just increase the minimum wage and pay workers a decent portion of the profit they helped create.

    • whatthe46 March 22nd, 2015 at 11:50 pm

      Unfortunately, the elderly isn’t in the position
      to work. S.S. is not enough for
      them. At least those who were poor to
      begin with. They, unfortunately are
      having to get by on less than $75 a month in food stamps.

      • Suzanne McFly March 23rd, 2015 at 6:23 am

        I agree, I am in no way supporting this ridiculous budget. I am just saying it was written to fill the requirements their donors expect so they can be financed in the next election.

    • whatthe46 March 22nd, 2015 at 11:53 pm

      also, if you are a family of 4, maybe even 3, if you’re a single parent, $150 isn’t all that much. of course, it only pays for food. so, imagine the cost for clothing, utilities, etc., they can’t make up the difference in food cost. it’s truly hard.

  7. oldfart March 22nd, 2015 at 10:56 am

    i don’t recall working families going hungry
    was a “value” we wanted in this country.