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View Diary: House ready to make draconian cuts to food stamps in Farm Bill (116 comments)

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  •  This is bad for farmers too (6+ / 0-)

    Since that was the original reason for food stamps to begin with.

    Farmers were not able to sell their production, so they were going out of business and ended up starving. Food stamps took care of two problems - they keep farmers in business and feed the poor, who will reliably spend the food stamps each month as soon as possible, creating a steady reliable income for the farmers.

    It's a virtuous loop, keeping things going so the wealthy can have whatever they want whenever they want it, dipping into the circle to take what they want. Without the farmers, the wealthy won't have any food to eat.

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    by splashy on Wed May 15, 2013 at 01:50:37 PM PDT

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