Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Call the president's heartless bluff

By Lynne Varner / Times editorial columnist

The battle in Congress over funding for two key programs serving needy children underscores the abundance of hypocrisy even when lawmakers aren't debating the war.

The 2007 Farm Bill is in danger of a veto largely because it contains a $4 billion increase for food stamps and other nutrition programs. The same fate awaits an expansion of the federal/state health-care program for children who do not qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford private insurance. GO.READ

1 comment:

the idealist said...

It's as if in one hand these politicos say everyone should be fed, clothed and housed, and on the other they say, lets cut all food stamp programs and continue to fund bombs.

As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.