House farm bill is ‘welfare for the w...

House farm bill is ‘welfare for the wealthy’

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Anonymous Proxy

#1 Jul 15, 2013
Source: Raw Story

CBS host Bob Schieffer on Sunday confronted Republican Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) after his fellow Republicans in the House stripped food stamps from the farm bill.

“You pass a farm bill in the House that gives billions of dollars, much of it to large corporations that own farms,” Schieffer noted.“It’s almost like welfare for the wealthy.”

“But you don’t include a dollar for hungry people for food stamps. What kind of message is that?” the CBS host asked.

Kelly explained that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) had not been able to get enough agreement to pass a farm bill with food stamps and so he decided to break the bill apart and fund Supplemental Nutritional Assistant Program (SNAP) in future legislation.

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