A proposal to prevent poor people from using federal assistance to buy certain snack foods such as cupcakes, potato chips and pretzels, was approved by a House committee Monday.
As the State of Florida trudges through the sludge of an oft-stalled economy, the argument between private-sector versus public-sector jobs is again the topic of conversation. Should government provide more jobs or should we allow the free market to self-correct and create more jobs without intervention?
With poll results showing each of them surging at different points of the week and with the enormous stakes of Tuesday’s Florida presidential primary, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney face different challenges as each takes the stage for tonight’s debate in Jacksonville.
The GOP presidential candidates squared off in Florida on Monday night, with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney attacking former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia early in the debate. Romney repeatedly challenged Gingrich on his work with Freddie Mac, calling him an “influence peddler” at the government-sponsored mortgage giant that was later bailed out with billions of taxpayer dollars, after the meltdown of the housing market.
All eyes are now on Florida as the top Republican candidates battle for their party’s nomination to face off President Obama in the upcoming presidential contest in November. With early voting already underway in the Sunshine State, former speaker Newt Gingrich, fresh from his surprise win in South Carolina on Saturday, will be seeking to consolidate his front winner status, hoping to further halt Mitt Romney’s march toward the GOP nomination.