one section buried deep within the bill adds a startling new requirement. The bill, if passed, would actually cut off all food stamp benefits to any family where one adult member is engaging in a strike against an employer:
So cut off federal food stamps for an entire family if one person in that family strikes a private corporation, company, business?
Forward - to the 19th Century. RepublicSCUMS are the most evil, wicked fuckers on the face of the earth.
Sponsors of this bill, H.R. 1135, include, GOP Reps. Jim Jordan (OH), Tim Scott (SC), Scott Garrett (NJ), Dan Burton (IN), and Louie Gohmert (TX).
I guess the RepublicSCUMS could say this is their big jobs bill - if working wretches can't risk going out on strike, well then they've still got their jobs! And the bosses would have a better chance to chop wages in half and hire twice the people.
It's all about jobs, jobs, jobs!
This latest union busting outrage is being reported on Think Progress:
Yet removing entire families from eligibility while a single adult family member is striking would have a chilling effect on workers who are considering going on strike for better wages, benefits, or working conditions — something that is especially alarming in light of the fact that unions are one of the fundamental building blocks of the middle class that allow people to earn wages that keep them off food stamps.
With a record 42 million Americans on food stamps during these poor economic times, it appears that the right is simply looking for more ways to hurt working class Americans.
Ed just mentioned this on his show.