From Fox News.
House Republican leaders are preparing to split a massive farm bill in two and put it up for a vote as early as Thursday.
GOP leadership released a smaller version of the five-year bill late Wednesday, dropping a controversial section of the legislation that would have made small cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program.
Republicans are divided on how big cuts should be to food stamps, which have doubled in cost in the last five years. Democrats have opposed any cuts.
Late Wednesday, the White House released a statement say that Obama would veto the House legislation if it is sent to him. The statement said that the food stamp program “is a cornerstone of our Nation’s food assistance safety net, and should not be left behind as the rest of the Farm Bill advances.”
Republicans have been counting votes for the bill containing only the farm programs over the last two days.
The bloated bill contained a $760 billion food stamp provision in legislation that’s supposed to be for agriculture. Instead of feeding the maws of the able-bodied government dependent welfare culture, they should be passing laws that help businesses and creates jobs. But Obama’s gotta help his homies. (voting bloc)