Willing to let tens of thousands of North Carolinians go hungry:
Shameful is too kind a word to characterize the vote of House Republicans Thursday to slash the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and eliminate benefits for nearly 4 million Americans. The cut would be a foot on the neck of millions of Americans barely able to subsist in an economy still reeling from the country’s biggest recession since the Great Depression.
This kind of cut, $40 billion over 10 years, would cause more Americans to go hungry – many of them children. .Texas Rep. Lloyd Doggett was not far off the mark to call this the “let them starve” bill.
While the continual opposition to Obamacare is immature on the verge of embarrassing, this vote is simply unconscionable. And they need to have their noses rubbed in this crap between now and November 2014.