The Democratic-led Senate defeated 56-43 a proposal by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., that would have restored strict asset tests for food stamp eligibility. Households with gross incomes less than 130 percent of the poverty level and liquid assets below $2,000, or $3,250 for households with elderly or disabled people, qualify for food stamps. But Sessions says the asset test is widely ignored by states that allow the asset limit to be exceeded if a person receives other welfare benefits. He said his amendment would have saved taxpayers $11 billion over 10 years.
Those are some big savings. Food stamp spending is irrelevant.
The Bush tax cuts on the wealthy are only slightly less irrelevant.
The big fish is defense spending. Of course, you have Obama with 2 houses and he does nothing there.... but Barry keep talking about the 1%'ers doing their fair share of reducing the deficit by 5%.
Could Obama be any better at politics?