Thu June 14, 2012
Paul Rails Against Food Stamps
The Senate shot down an amendment proposed by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to drastically cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on Wednesday despite an impassioned speech about fraud and misuse in the system.
Speaking on the Senate floor, Paul defended his amendment by arguing the federal government is giving assistance millionaires and brought up a case of a Chicago woman who lied about having triplets to receive more food stamps.
Check it out (h/t PageOne Kentucky):
Paul's amendment would have put food stamps under state control and cut it by $322 billion by placing a cap on the program.