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Friday, May 11, 2012

New Bill passed New Cuts any Compromises Insight?

House Passes Legislation Cutting Food Stamps and Medicaid and Eliminating SSBG | The Children's Monitor:

On May 10, 2012 the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5652, the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act, this bill, follows the budget resolution passed by the House earlier this year, and seeks to replace the automatic defense cuts scheduled to go into effect beginning in January, 2013 until the U.S. Debt is reduced; allegedly.

The article relays that they are cutting "$8 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), aka food stamps; ...restricting eligibility for the program" ok, that seems reasonable.

Cutting billions from Medicaid by "repealing the maintenance of effort protections in the Affordable Care Act, which have ensured states keep coverage and eligibility attainable for children" that's concerning, I don't agree.

"Eliminating the incentive program that rewards states for increasing enrollment for eligible children." YES!!!  Hi this is the government we do not need to reward them further for doing their job; they get better than decent wages and exceptional benefits! Incentive programs across the board should be CUT OUT OF EVERY PROGRAM!

While it states "President Obama has threatened to veto the bill and the Senate has shown no interest in taking it up."  It's time to cross party lines and compromise, we need to take care of families and our soldier's and their families; we also unfortunately need a military; however, we do not need lax requirements for receiving public assistance, Democrat's; nor do we need to offer over zealous state worker incentives to pull more families into the fold, or simply do their jobs Republicans. Just a thought but that is a logical place to start!

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