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Yet there is a significant body of Americans who have elected politicians who are all too eager to slash costs to weaken government to the point that it will no longer be able to serve the people. That's what's behind this effort to slash the food stamps program at a time when the need is greatest. And one point that this blog and all of the other articles I read about this missed the point that our economy has so many low-wage jobs that you can work full-time and need food stamps, especially if you have children. Please read and call Congressmen Moran and Connolly tonight or tomorrow and ask them to denouce these cuts on the House Floor (neither sit on the ag committee that is expected to vote on the bill tomorrow).
From the "Chicagoist" web site:
The 2012 Farm Bill, which passed the Senate last month, is going to be voted on in the House tomorrow(Tues. July 11). Known (in that special government way) as the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, it's still incomplete, and many non-profits concerned with hunger and homelessness are particularly concerned about the $16.5 billion in cuts to SNAP, more commonly known as food stamps. There are a lot of stereotypes about SNAP recipients that make it easier for them to be targets for conservative lawmakers, and these groups are doing their best to dispel them. In particular, Share Our Strength wants to remind lawmakers and voters that children are the real victims of cuts to SNAP.