President Trump just trimmed the fat by taking 700,000 people off food stamps. It’s a great achievement that will save billions of dollars but it comes at a price because of the heartlessness of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who insisted, against Trump’s protests, that military families be included in the cuts before she would allow it to pass.
When Trump drafted the bill, he had specifically excluded the families of military personnel. Upon her review, Pelosi immediately jumped upon that exception, saying that the House would not allow it unless “everybody suffered equally.” In the end, active duty military were reluctantly included so that the much needed savings could be realized.
The Speaker attempted to explain the Democrats’ reasons for their decision:
“What makes people in the service so special? They’re just Americans like anybody else. They’re not better than you or me. They should be treated equally.
If anything, soldiers are lesser Americans and if they are on this type of assistance, lesser still. They are already on government assistance by the fact that we are employing them. We’ve given jobs and opportunities to these people on the taxpayer dime because they were too lazy or stupid to find work in the real world. Hell, sometimes we pay for their higher education on top of that. And, of course, they get free travel to have fun in the sun, visiting exotic locations all over the world.
Military personnel are the country’s biggest welfare queens already. To add food stamps on top of the handouts they already get is ludicrous. There are millions of families being taken off SNAP that need and deserve it. Those in the military are not among them.”
Nancy Pelosi is as cold as they come. One can see by the state of the streets in her California district that she doesn’t care about her constituents. Now we know that she cares about nobody at all.