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Paul Ryan Defends Cutting Food Stamps For The Poor: 'You Have To Get Savings In Some Of These Areas' - Starve Kids!

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Demand for food stamps has certainly increased in the past few years, but this is directly a result of the recession. Even at its height, funding for food stamps accounted for a whopping 0.52 percent of GDP in 2011, hardly an “unsustainable” amount as
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Starve those children so Romney and Ryan can have an 11th home! Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) defended his budget's major cuts to food stamps outside a town hall on Friday, telling ThinkProgress that 'we think you have to get savings in some of these areas where you've had a huge increase in spending.' Food stamps were a hot topic at his town hall meetings that ThinkProgress attended last week. At nearly every stop, Ryan noted that one in six Americans currently live in poverty. With the number of people in need increasing, the sensible takeaway is that we as a society need to ensure enough funding so those in poverty are getting enough to eat. But Ryan has a far different take. The rise in poverty levels, due in large part to the financial collapse and Great Recession, has instead led him to believe that programs designed to help those in need like food stamps are no longer working...

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