Chicago Tribune Editorial Criticizes 2012 Farm Bill Cuts to Food Stamps

(Chicago) – We dislike the current versions of the 2012 Farm Bill currently being debated in Congress because of its deep budget cuts to the U.S. food stamp program for the nation’s poor. The Chicago Tribune editorial board dislikes it, too.

The Tribune‘s September 17 editorial notes:

“Republicans have pushed hard to cut back food stamps. The Senate bill proposes $450 million a year in cuts, and the House bill $1.6 billion. In the scheme of a fast-growing, almost $80 billion program, those cuts are tiny. Still, the effort to cut benefits for the poorest Americans while piling on farm subsidies that go to some of the wealthiest has cost the farm bill some of its usual backing.”

Read the entire editorial here …

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