Iowa GOP Pushes “Profoundly Cruel and Petty” Food Benefit Restrictions

Republicans in the Iowa House introduced legislation this month that would impose a slew of fresh restrictions on the kinds of food people can purchase using SNAP benefits, sparking outrage among local groups who say the measure would exacerbate hunger in the GOP-dominated state. The Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC), an interfaith group that operates the largest food pantry network in… Source Source / Read More: Iowa GOP Pushes “Profoundly Cruel and Petty” Food Benefit Restrictions

GOP Lawmaker Says Programs Like Social Security Are “Garbage” That Must Be Cut

As Republicans prepare to wage a war on crucial anti-poverty programs when they take control of the House, using the debt limit and major risks to the economy as a weapon, some members of the GOP are threatening to vote against raising the debt limit no matter what. According to CNN, several Republicans are saying that they will still vote against a bill raising the debt limit even if Republicans… Source Source / Read More: GOP Lawmaker Says Programs Like Social Security Are “Garbage” That Must Be Cut