From all indications our most wondrous most benevolent benefactors of state in our Congress today have made what amounts to are life and death decisions that too many Americans are going to have to make. With pen at the ready to display their budget cutting acumen these bloodhounds of political expediency have done it again. With scorn and indignation toward the hapless citizen have virtually gutted the food stamp budget leaving millions having to make do with just the pittance that is left to keep the wolfs at bay in their ever continuing search for affordable food.
With the passage of this past Farm Bill virtually eliminated any chance that the rising inflation of food prices is going to be a part of recipients food stamp vouchers. There are those that continue to spout that food stamp recipients many are using the system unnecessarily are part of the problem. The bigger question has to be, why are so many people still applying for and receiving food stamps to begin with? A safety net in place that is continually being assaulted with so much rebut against a large segment of America's population when the cost of living is rising faster than a speeding bullet is unconscionable.
It is quite apparent that House and Senate Republicans in their unrelenting quest to reduce the nations debt at the hands of the poor, the destitute, the feeble, the sick and the hungry, in fact the majority of Americans today have cemented themselves as the Ebenezer Scrooges of today. While House Republicans doubled their food stamp savings by over $40 billion. This has resulted that food stamp recipients will have their benefits sliced by more than $25 per month. Figuring two adults whose incomes are under the income cap of $30,000 or people already on Social Security receiving food stamps today at $125 per month will be as of the first of November having to make do on just under $100 per month. I wonder has these so called "wizards" of economic acumen ever visited a grocery store lately?
House majority leader Eric Cantor undoubtedly has his head in the sand, just to blind to see, or is completely oblivious to the plight that even many of his constituents are facing every day. With callous almost obnoxious resolve in jettisoning the nutrition title from the farm bill points to the fact that Republicans by en large are positioning the United States ever closer to a nation on the edge. With the latest economic news to date while Detroit is in a spiral of economic decay and the rest of the nation reeling in a perpetual state of economic retardation on the job front have all left a heavy footprint on America's future.
If things are bad enough here the whole world is teetering on the brink of upheaval. Sure, the present Administration is addressing the many contingencies abroad but it is the Republicans in Congress that have been thwarting every move this Administration does here at home. They literally are missing the boat in all the legislation that they have proposed. This latest attempt at solving the nations debt crisis with cuts in those safety nets that so many millions of Americans depend on is classified as the reverse Robin Hood syndrome in which the Republicans all are suffering from. It is as though these leaders of state are in a totally different realm of reality and don't have the slightest clue on what is really going on outside their little world of Washington DC.
Those who support the Republican cause explain their rational saying there are jobs to get so get one. The sad reality is that what ever jobs there are too often they just don't pay enough to keep pace with the rising cost of living. That is one reality. Another is the sad fact that in many instances where there is work the logistics of which are almost insurmountable. In many cases location of existing jobs is a prime example. The recent development in North Dakota for instance, the oil boom has brought thousands there looking for and finding work. But, there again this is only a small part of the equation to find a total solution. One that will ensure that those who really need those safety nets are able to receive them adjusted for the inflation rates that always seem to rise. A solution that will cut the nations debt. A solution that will stimulate living wage jobs that are accessible and available. A solution that will prepare citizens for the jobs at hand. A solution that will spur economic growth. A solution that will secure this nations future. And, a solution that will enable the majority of Americans to be able to fulfill the William's Theory of Economic Evolution.
So far those solutions have eluded our elected officials. The reality though, the solutions are readily available. They have always been available but the political will, the lack of education, the fear of change, and the greed of certain individuals all combined have made millions of Americas suffer needlessly and at the same time jeopardized the stability and security of a nation. With this in mind, it is up to all of us to rally around the flag sort of speaking in ridding ourselves of too many self serving bureaucrats this next election. All too often the apathy of too many Americas have let these power brokers of indifference rule supreme and continually render the American public helpless unable to shed the dark cloak of deception played out by the chose few.