But sufficient for the moment. Recall this in the next Congress, though, and address it more firmly then.
What is this? It’s the food stamp compromise just reached between the Democrat-controlled Senate and the people’s House of Representatives. The compromise keeps food stamp benefits for most Americans while cutting them overall by $800 million per year—a 1% cut.
That’s a step in the right direction, albeit chump change, but serious revamping isn’t possible so long as the Democrats control the Senate. First things, first, and that means here, as with most items to come up this year, Republicans and Conservatives have to stay focused—and they have to develop a unified message with concrete solutions beyond just saying “No” to the Democrats (“No” is the Progressives’ knee-jerk answer to real reform) on which to focus—on the failures of President Barack Obama and the Reid/Schumer/Durbin Senate and on Republican/Conservative solutions to those failures.
With that, they can increase their hold on the House and gain control of the Senate and thereby start, in the next Congress, making real progress toward redressing the damage done by the Progressive policies of the last five (six, by this fall) years. Building on that, they can also win the White House in 2016 and then truly start repairing the damage done.