Wednesday, December 8, 2010
What's wrong with this picture?
The House passed legislation to expand the school lunch program for needy children. The bill will now go to the White House for the president's signature. Sounds like a win for the impoverished, right?
The $4.5B plan will be partially offset by $2.2B in cuts to the food stamp program.
So let me get this straight. A program to feed poor children at school was offset by cuts to a program that will take food off their tables at home.
At the same time we have an unfunded war in Afghanistan costing $5.7B per month.
This in the same week we saw a tax cut deal that will add approximately $900B to the national debt and overwhelmingly favors the wealthy.
The plutocracy reigns.