05 Jul '12, 6pm

If the House has its way, the #farmbill will cut $16.5 BILLION from food stamps alone.

If the House has its way, the #farmbill will cut $16.5 BILLION from food stamps alone.

When the Senate passed its version of the farm bill, we at Grist had to admit that, for all the flaws, it “wasn’t all bad news .” Some of the worst aspects of the bill (like giveaways to the insurance industry and to big commodity farmers) were reined in by several late-breaking amendments, and federal nutrition programs (“food stamps”) were “only” cut by $4.5 billion over the next 10 years. That may not sound so great, but it’s all relative; farm bill analysts have been warning for months that the House version would be much worse. In fact, later today, we’ll find out for sure just how much worse it can get. The House Agriculture Committee is scheduled to release its draft of the farm bill tonight — and according to Politico’s David Rogers , the House GOP has indeed forced far deeper (you might even say extreme) cuts to food stamps as the price for passage. According to R...

Full article: http://grist.org/farm-bill/stamp-of-disapproval-house-far...

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