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  •  Doesn't SNAP continue unless they agree? (1+ / 0-)
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    JeffW

    I have read that the way the food stamp program is set up, it automatically rolls over at the current year level UNLESS Congress agrees to change it. If that's true, taking it out of the massive farm bill may actually be a good thing. I doubt the votes are there in the Senate -- or the President's pen -- to cut it as much as the House GOP insists on. I believe it could be another notch on the GOP belt -- they pass a bill that's so draconian that it can't become law, making their base happy, but people don't actually starve in the streets or riot or do anything publicly messy like that.

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