8.23.2012 Leave a comment
Congressional Republicans have been working hard to cut SNAP funding (Food Stamps). As we know, Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan has worked very hard on this matter, having made his name nationally with his draconian budget proposal. While the Republican effort to cut Food Stamp funding is unsurprising, their effort remains disturbing nonetheless given the severity and length of the economic crisis which emerged in 2008 and given the looming food crisis. To be sure, the food crisis directly ahead of us will be a consequence of the 2012 drought. The existence of the drought belongs with the other effects produced by global warming, an issue on which the Republicans have an irrational position. As more Americans find themselves jobless or food-deprived and while the morbidity attributable to food-shortages will surely increase because of inflating food prices and food shortages, the Republican Party wants to intensify the deprivation many Americans will suffer by cutting Food Stamp funding.
What the Republican Party wants to impose on America is not a sound fiscal regime but an intense and risk-laden class war.
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