Republicans seeking to cut food stamps fail to say that $90 million of those funds go to those in the U.S. military, Eaton said. She added it’s the working poor who are the primary users of food stamps.
“It goes to working families, not families not working,” said.
The last time Eaton said she spoke to Kelly was in August during a local town hall meeting. She called for him to support the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, which has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Kelly was among House Republicans who voted 42 times to defund Obamacare.
“Instead of changing certain aspects of the law they want wholesale repeal,” she said.
When asked for a response Kelly’s office issued a news release.
“Rep. Kelly always welcomes feedback from his constituents and appreciates their right to peaceably assemble,” the release said. “He shares their desire to see this budget stalemate ended and, like most Americans, wants to reach a serious solution that lifts the unfair debt burden from our children and grandchildren’s future.”
Asked for a specific comment on members within the group asserting that raising the debt limit didn’t add to the deficit went unresponded Tuesday afternoon by Kelly’s office.
When asked if Keystone Progress was backed by the Democrat party, Eaton said the progressive group wasn’t.
“But Democrats tend to be behind progressive action,” she said.