DesJarlais Recommends Cutting Food Stamp Promo Instead of Smokey Bear

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais , participating in a congressional Republican gimmick wherein citizens are invited to choose among suggested federal budget cuts, had drawn some attention by putting the U.S. Forestry Service program that includes Smokey the Bear on a list of three proposed cuts. (A prior post HERE),
According to the “Youcut” leader, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the Smokey cut didn’t make the cut for recommended slashing. Cantors post on the winning cut – incentive payments for states signing up food stamp recipients – is posted on Cantor’s website. DesJarlais’ website has a link to Cantor’s post…. But no other comment. (DesJarlais is given credit on the Cantor website.)
Presumably, this means that Smokey is safe (as observed by Chas Sisk)…. At least for now.

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