President Obama Made a Tough Decision By Signing a Bill That Will Cut $8.7 Billion In Food Stamps Benefits Over The Next 10 Years!!!
|President Obama Made a Tough Decision By Signing a Bill That Will Cut $8.7 Billion In Food Stamps Benefits Over The Next 10 Years!!!|
The signing of the legislation known as the 2014 Farm Bill occurred at a public event in East Lansing, Mich.For Obama, it was part of the deal that he had to make with House Republicans.
|House Speaker John Boehner|
The Republicans, led by House Speaker John Boehner, originally demanded cuts between $25 billion and $39 billion.
Refusal by the White House to negotiate on these bills would put the economy back into a tailspin as the budget crisis would return.
However, this is not the only troubling news we had from Obama in the last week. In addition to signing this food stamp cut into law, he has backed off the immigration issue.
Because of congressional inaction on immigration reform,Obama stated publicly, many times that he would use his executive authority to make drastic improvements to U.S. immigration policy.
Currently, the immigration court has a backlog of more than 400,000 cases, with new cases being added every day.
In addition, many of the border states are facing a crisis with drug cartels and unaccompanied minors overwhelm Customs and Border Patrol officers.
|President Obama Signing The 2014 Farm Bill|
To be fair to the president, he was put in a tight spot on the immigration issue.
If he chose to take executive action, he would play into Republican hands.
Already right-wing members of the Republican Party are going forward in their effort to sue the president over his use of executive orders.
If Obama were to take executive action on immigration at this time, it would be a political weapon that Republican opponents could use against him and the Democrats.
They could concentrate their attacks as an effort to paint Obama as an imperial president who overreaches his authority.
By delaying action on immigration reform, the president takes away this weapon. However, to the hundreds of thousands of immigrants in this country it is viewed as a betrayal.
The president is hard-pressed to explain why the Hispanic vote should go to Democratic candidates if he is not taking action on a Hispanic issue.