July 19, 2007

Choice to be poor

"People have every choice in the world in this country about whether or not to be poor." - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), House Agriculture Committee business meeting, July 19th, during a discussion of Rep. Randy Neugebauer's (D-TX) amendment to reverse the indexing of food stamps to inflation as included in the Farm Bill legislation. The amendment failed 17-27.

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