So what if the use and funding of food stamps has exploded over the past few years. President Obama doesn’t care. Scratch that, he does care, and he’ll do everything possible to keep that funding flowing, including threatening a veto of the Farm bill which includes itty bitty little cuts to the program.
The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a massive, five-year farm bill, saying food stamp cuts included in the legislation could leave some Americans hungry.
The House is preparing to consider the bill this week. The legislation would cut $2 billion annually, or around 3 percent, from food stamps and make it harder for some people to qualify for the program. Food stamps, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, cost almost $80 billion last year, twice the amount it cost five years ago.
I hope he does veto this rotten bill that’s filled with all sorts of pork and special interest carve outs, but little for the hard working family farmers of America. Unfortunately, if he does it will be for all the wrong reasons.