GOP Food Fight: ‘Starve the Poor’

GOP Food Fight: 'Starve the Poor'

Congressional Republicans want to starve food stamp deadbeats while rewarding hard-working American farmers with a Farm Bill. That’s a noble story, but it has a few holes in it. Most “farmer” recipients of those rewards are Agribiz millionaires, and the ‘help’ they get is ‘insurance’ for artificially high prices and big profits. And those SNAP ‘deadbeats’? Most are elderly, children, or disabled; the rest are the working poor who need help to get adequate nutrition because GOP politicians routinely defeat Living Wage bills.  Further irony: Many of those low-wage workers are in the food industry. These facts don’t alter Republican plans to bring back the Victorian workhouse.

Without a nutrition supplement, what’s to be done about hunger? Another remedy is possible. Hunger and malnutrition are life-threatening, so maybe Obamacare can compensate.


GOP Food Fight

“Vilsack says healthy eating incentives benefit public, industry,” The Packer

“Everything You Need to Know About SNAP,” Off the Charts Blog, CBPP

“House won’t do food stamp bill before August recess,” Erik Wasson, The Hill


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Image (Soup kitchen 12 blocks fron the U.S.  Capitol) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here.  Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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