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Jen Sorensen
© Jen Sorensen

As Paul Krugman points out, Republicans are again trying to do something that will hurt the economy while punishing the poor for, well, being poor. They are trying to shrink (and ultimately kill) the food stamp program, which is one of the most successful programs ever for making sure people don’t starve, while actually stimulating the economy (each dollar spent on the food stamp program generates $1.70 in economic activity, effectively paying for itself). We have millions to bail out banks who are “too big to fail” but apparently nothing to help workers who have lost their jobs in a down economy (and nothing to stimulate that economy so they can get new jobs).

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4 Comments

  1. Diogenes wrote:

    A Place at the Table is a great documentary about hunger in the US

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Permalink
  2. Scott wrote:

    Same fetuses they would have raised all holy hell about any attempts to abort, are now free to starve to death. From the first kiss till they’re actually here and needing things that poverty makes unavailable, they have a friend on the far right. After that, who cares?

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Permalink
  3. just me wrote:

    “Once you leave the womb, conservatives don’t care about you until you reach military age. Then you’re just what they’re looking for. Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers.”
    - George Carlin

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Permalink
  4. ebdoug wrote:

    When I ran the WIC program back in the 1980s, we learned that the food stamp program was started during the depression TO SAVE THE FARMERS. If there is no money to buy food, the farmers will go out of business and have to sell or give up their land.

    Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 9:22 am | Permalink