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Songwronger BS: Obama's State of the Union Address, 2014 (111* d) BS: Surely Obama will Veto Food Stamp Cuts 04 Feb 14

Does slicing $8 billion from food stamps cut to bone or just trim some flab?

The farm bill that Congress approved on Tuesday contains a controversial $8 billion cut in the food stamp program that millions of Americans rely on as a defense against hunger.

Many Democrats oppose the measure, arguing the cut is too steep and will hurt about 1.7 million of the neediest Americans....

...By removing "heat and eat," the farm bill reduces food budgets for affected households by about $90 per month on average. That's a significant hit to low-income families.

Obama is a man of the people. He loves the poor. The new Farm Bill will cut food stamps to hundreds of thousands. Now he will get to use his famous pen, the one he said he would use to protect Americans. I have no doubt he will veto the farm bill.

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