Steve Benen at the Maddow Blog, on House GOP plans to double cuts in food stamps to $40 billion and impose new eligibility and drug-testing requirements for recipients:
If Ayn Rand were alive today, this is the sort of bill that would lead her to say, “Aren’t you guys overdoing it a bit?”
The original version of the bill would have cut $20 billion from food stamps, which is bad enough. But apparently the House GOP believes that poor people in America aren’t suffering enough, that they must endure even more pain. And then the whole drug-testing thing, which was actually tried in Florida and ended up costing more than it saved.
These people are psychopaths, and they must be stopped.