Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 3:21pm
The US House of Representatives shoved food stamps off the table and passed a farm bill without a nutrition title last week. Earlier, the farm bill failed to clear the House because of the $40 billion in food stamp cuts proposed by radical right-wingers. The House action threatens to blow up the rural-urban coalition that protected feeding programs and subsidies to production agriculture. It’s a dangerous game that seeks to chase deficit reduction, even though the deficit is coming down because of economic growth.