Author Topic: Ted Cruz blasts the “Food Stamp” bill as locking people into an endless cycle of dependence  (Read 282 times)

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Offline Rapunzel

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Ted Cruz blasts the “Food Stamp” bill as locking people into an endless cycle of dependence
Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 6:03 PM in Politics | 22 Comments
By The Right Scoop

Ted Cruz released this statement on why he voted ‘no’ on the so-called ‘Farm Bill’:
    “Agriculture is essential to the Texas economy and to our nation, and I am proud to support our farmers and ranchers as they feed America and the world.

    “Unfortunately, this bill is not really a Farm Bill, it’s a Food Stamps bill with some farm provisions. Instead of locking people into an endless cycle of dependence, we should be focused on making it easier for people to stand on their own feet by getting this weak economy booming. That’s the American Dream.

    “We should address the true needs of American farmers, but this bill doesn’t do that. Instead, it discards most of the positive reforms in the House bill, and it spends $352 billion more than the last Farm Bill.”

Compromise. Ain’t it grand!
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

Offline Atomic Cow

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Which is what Democrats want.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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