So we are to believe that a nation that can go to Mars and secretly monitor billions of our phone messages cannot figure a way to eliminate welfare cheating without cutting benefits to those who need it most?

Congress has decided to cut $4.1 billion dollars from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The cuts were targeted at a program called “heat and eat” aimed primarily at helping seniors and those with disabilities. There is no question that welfare cheating exists, but if correcting that problem were the true goal of Congress, they would have found other to tighten oversight, not cut actual benefits. It seems instead that our nation’s wealthiest have agreed to untether themselves from any responsibility for the poor, even when those poor are children.

Last month Congress cut $20.5 billion from SNAP. Representative Paul Ryan wants to cut $135 billion at at time when more Americans need food stamps than ever before.

N.B. Only 26 Democrats voted against the cuts.