After taking a meat ax to Medicaid – a program that more than 70 million American rely on – in their most recent version of health care legislation, Republicans are now reportedly arguing about how much to go after food stamps. The entire GOP budget now hinges on whether Republicans can resolve their argument over how much to cut food stamps in order to fund a giant handout to the wealthiest income earners. How many Americans should be unable to feed their families just so taxes can be lowered for the wealthy? That’s essentially the question they’re asking themselves now. At this point, Republicans in Congress – emboldened by the bully in the White House – are no longer trying to disguise how they feel toward lower and middle-income Americans.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.