House Looks to Cut Food Stamps to Offset Defense Cut Trigger

By: Tuesday April 17, 2012 9:40 am

The House has been trying to find offsets to replace the trigger cuts to defense spending that will hit at the end of the year. Previously, their only substitute cuts came at the expense of the federal workforce. But those were not enough to offset the defense trigger. So now they have a new target: food stamps.

 

“Deem and Pass” Strategy Rendered Useless by Right-Wing Noise Machine

By: Tuesday March 16, 2010 3:59 pm

Thanks to a coordinated effort to paint a strategy long used by both parties as secretive and unconstitutional, Democrats have bungled their preferred “deem and pass” strategy for health care reform with just one vote, leaving it with pretty much no political utility.

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