I live in a low income building whose neighbors, NONE of whom make more than $15,000 a year, and all but two much, much less, are getting their stamps cut to generous amounts like $16 a month (in one case of a fully-disabled man who must take wheelchair accessible transit and requires an assistant to get out of his chair and go to bed, $8 a month). This was BEFORE the current Farm Bill cuts billions off the food stamp budget.
Both of my Senators voted for the bill. They probably felt obligated to by the nature of the beast; I live in a farm-bill beneficiary state. I would probably forgive that, even, if I thought that every time the Farm Bill came up, the senators would chip away at its credibility by pointing out the incredible immorality of a bill which steals from the poor to give to the rich.and the middle class... but mostly the already-rich. However, I've seen the Al Franken pr already. As far as any reader of his newsletter might think, the Farm Bill was an undiluted blessing.
As any of my readers know, I'm not exactly wealthy. My donations tend to be local, not national politics. The exception is/will be Elizabeth Warren, and possibly one or two others.
But were I to win the lottery or a MacArthur Grant or other random financial blessing tomorrow, I wouldn't give a penny to the people who take food out of my neighbors' mouths and don't even have the grace to publicly concede that's a bad thing.