Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015by Representative Joseph Crowley
Posted on 2015-02-12
CROWLEY. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Michigan for
yielding me this time.
It is unfortunate we are here today, once again, in a situation where I think the overall intent sounds very good: charitable giving, helping the poor, helping the hungry. Quite often that is something you hear from our side of the aisle. In fact, all last year we had done the food stamp challenge. We had done a number of things to bring focus and attention to the plight of the hungry in the United States, and it is a bit raw to hear my colleagues on the other side of the aisle speak about their solution to this issue as a tax bill unpaid for that adds more than $14 billion back on to our national deficit and to our debt, ultimately.
The President announced that he would cut the deficit in half within 4 years. He has now reduced the deficit by over a trillion dollars, from $1.4 trillion to a little bit over $400 billion.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentleman has expired.