Republicans willing to take away food stamps from 3.8 million Americans to save .0011% of the budget.

Republicans man…they repeatedly find new ways for the rich to pay fewer taxes.  But the poor (you know, the people who work for the rich people)?  Fuck those guys.

New independent estimates Monday night show that as many as 3.8 million people would lose their food stamp benefits in 2014 under a House Republican plan to tighten eligibility and end state waivers for able-bodied adults who are unemployed.

This program will save $39 billion over the next 10 years.  So let’s do some math.  In 2012 the US Government’s total spending was $3.539 trillion.  If that were to stay consistent over the next decade (which it won’t, we’re actually underselling it here), that would mean that House Republicans are willing to boot 3.8 million people off food stamps to save .0011% of the federal budget over the next 10 years.

But it’s ok, because they’re the party of god.  That means they understand real Americans and are sure to go to bat for them, right?

Sorry gang, but do you realize how much your healthcare and food stamps are costing this country?  If this continues, why, we might have to ask rich people to pay their fair share in taxes.  If that happens, what will trickle down then?  Answer: the same piss, but at least millions more will have healthcare and food.

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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