Carlin: Wall Street Owns Washington

Twitter

Facebook

RSS Feed

follow us in feedly

Food Stamp Issue Derails Farm Bill as Recipients at Record High


Last week’s dramatic defeat of the farm bill in the House put a fresh emphasis on the issue of food stamps in the U.S., just as the number of recipients for the program sits at a record high.

The 195-234 vote against the $500 billion farm policy bill, a version of which the Senate passed earlier this month, came amid congressional disagreements regarding cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-exchange/food-stamp-issue-derails-farm-bill-recipients-record-150015885.html