House GOP Passes Farm Bill Stuffed with Corporate Pork But No Funding for Food Stamps and School Lunches
—and in the Process Puts the Lie to the GOP Truisms about Cutting Spending and Conducting the People’s Business in the Open
Predictably, Progressives across the nation are expressing outrage at the Farm Bill just passed by only eight votes in the House of Representatives (every Democrat and 12 Republicans voted against the bill’s passage). After failing to pass a Farm Bill about a month ago, even though passing the Farm Bill has become one of the most routine things that the Congress does, the House reintroduced the bill, stripped of any mention of food stamps, school lunches, and other subsidized food programs for the poorest of our poor, about thirty to forty percent of whom are children.
What should surprise Progressives is that the conservative Heritage Foundation has also issued a statement expressing outrage at the bill—in part because it does not address the issues of subsidized food programs…
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