While the good news may be that the US House has passed the Farm Bill, the bad news is it contains $8.7 billion in food stamp cuts.
And it seems the cuts are pretty “strategic,” you might say. From Daily Kos:
Almost all of the food stamp cuts come from 16 states and the District of Columbia–the rest of the nation is left virtually untouched.
Further, 15 of these 16 states voted for President Obama twice, and 28 of its 32 senators are Democrats. In other words, these cuts are targeted overwhelmingly at poor folks in blue states.
As the bill heads to Senate, keep a watch to see how “strategic” those cuts stay. Seems kind of “political” to make so targeted, but hey, maybe that’s me…
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