Thursday, January 30, 2014

Farm Bill cuts $8.7 billion from food stamps

See this story.  Yep, it passed the House today and 89 Democrats voted for it, including 14 members of the progressive caucus. WTF! My representative was one of those Dems. My letter to her follows, asking for a response. See the list in the link and if one of your reps voted for it let them hear about it please. My letter:

I am appalled that you voted for the new Farm Bill which cuts $8.7 billion from food stamps, in effect cutting the already meager monthly food stamp benefit by $90. This is unconscionable given the folks in the program could barely eat before the cuts. How can you possibly justify this?

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