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Fight For The Poor, Get Mocked By Sen. Jeff Sessions | Care2 Causes

Fight For The Poor, Get Mocked By Sen. Jeff Sessions | Care2 Causes

When a record number of Americans are on food stamps , it takes a special sort of lawmaker to suggest the moral policy position is to cut spending on food stamp programs in order to sustain tax cuts and subsidies for the very rich. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) is that special sort of lawmaker. On Wednesday Sessions mocked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) for trying to prevent cuts to the nation’s food stamp program. Gillibrand seeks to offer an amendment to return $4.5 billion in food assistance to the poor that the Senate’s farm bill slashes. “It’s precisely this kind of thinking that has bled our treasury of money that we need to pay for the demands that this country has. I also think it’s a moral issue,” Sessions said. “Is our national goal to place as many people on welfare, food stamp support, as we can possibly put on that program? Is that our goal? Is that a moral vis...

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