ThinkProgress » Buried Provision In House GOP Bill Would Cut Off Food Stamps To Entire Families If One Member Strikes

Buried Provision In House GOP Bill Would Cut Off Food Stamps To Entire Families If One Member StrikesAll around the country, right-wing legislators are asking middle class Americans to pay for budget deficits caused mainly by a recession caused by Wall Street; they are attacking workers’ collective bargaining rights, which has provoked a huge Main Street Movement to fight back.

Now, a group of House Republicans is launching a new stealth attack against union workers. GOP Reps.

Jim Jordan OH, Tim Scott SC, Scott Garrett NJ, Dan Burton IN, and Louie Gohmert TX have introduced H.R. 1135, which states that it is designed to “provide information on total spending on means-tested welfare programs, to provide additional work requirements, and to provide an overall spending limit on means-tested welfare programs.”

Much of the bill is based upon verifying that those who receive food stamps benefits are meeting the federal requirements for doing so. However, 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… via ThinkProgress » Buried Provision In House GOP Bill Would Cut Off Food Stamps To Entire Families If One Member Strikes.

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The insanity of the Republican Party amounts to suicide at the polls come election day 2012… all in the name of cutting the deficit, but its actually an assault on the general public!

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