This Just In: GOP Would Deny Food Stamps & Jobless Benefits . . . To Millionaires
In conceding that the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits be extended for another year, the GOP’s latest spending bill would cut social spending more deeply than is already anticipated under current budget caps and basically put the Environmental Protection Agency out of the business of regulating the environment.
The bill would also impose onerous and unnecessary requirements on people who apply for jobless benefits, allowing states to drug test applicants and requiring recipients to be high-school graduates or working toward an equivalency degree.
Wealthy Americans are not being asked to contribute a penny in new taxes, although the bill would deny anyone making $1 million or more food stamps or jobless pay.
What a concession!