Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Poverty Includes Hunger

This is a picture of President Bill Clinton signing a bill into law that 'ended welfare as we knew it'. It was supposed to end poor people's dependency upon welfare as a benefit, but it replaced it with food stamps as a de facto 'right'.

A couple of weeks ago, President Barack Obama signed a new farm bill. That cut food stamps by $8 billion, this is after an additional $5 billion had been cut from food stamps last year. It would seem that even President Obama has bought into the idea that the poor have enough food, even though - as is traditionally true - the poor lag behind everyone else in recovery from recession.

It's not the way it was intended to be, either by Clinton's program or Obama's law...

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