There's even more to be infuriated over regarding the House Republicans' efforts to decimate food aid in order to give defense contractors even more money. As Think Progress's Pat Garofalo writes, the cuts to food aid for hundreds of thousands of amount to one day of Bush tax cuts for millionaires.
The CSFP provides food assistance to 600,000 low-income families every month, 96 percent of whom are seniors, while the TEFAP [Emergency Food Assistance Program] “provides our nation’s emergency food bank network with food commodities and storage and distribution support.” We previously noted that the cuts to WIC [Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children] are roughly equivalent to the cost of extending the Bush tax cuts for millionaires alone for just one week.
As it turns out, the cuts to CSIP and TEFAB, according to Half in Ten’s Melissa Boteach, are equivalent to the cost of extending the Bush tax cuts for millionaires alone for just one day.
These aren't the "hard choices" of "shared sacrifice" the deficit peacocks love to harp on about. It's about people, maybe as many as 1.1 million people, going hungry so the millionaires can keep their tax breaks.