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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-02-13 02:15 PM
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2. The votes on this raise a lot of questions in my mind.
Edited on Sat Nov-02-13 02:20 PM by No Elephants
In the House, where Republicans alone can pass anything they want, not a single Democrat voted for it.

And the House vote was followed by news that the White House strongly opposed the cuts.

However, the Senate version of the Bill was sponsored by a Democrat (Stabenow) and 46 Democrats (including Stabenow) voted for it (along with 18 Republicans). Among the Democrats who voted for it were Blue Dogs, like Nelson and Tester and. Franken and Harkin, among the more left of the Senators, but also among those that consistently vote for cuts to SNAP. More surprising votes perhaps were those of Warren and Sanders. However, SNAP was not the only topic in the bill.

Still, it is all disconcerting.

I wish each Senator and Rep had to put on his or her website a brief statement of why they voted on each bill as he or she did.

ETA: And, of course, MSNBC today is making it sound as though Republicans and only Republicans were responsible for the cuts. :banghead:

Lord, I am so sick of the red team fan, blue team fan game and the deception from both politicians and media. None of them do their jobs. But, we are still supposed to pay out federal income taxes every year? For what?

And don't even get me started on FICA, from the inequitable structure to theft of the funds by one administration after another to pay for wars and other crap that only harms us.

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