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Fri May 31, 2013, 11:02 AM

Krugman unleashes a welcome blast of genuine outrage at Republicans trying to reduce food stamps

From the Mouths of Babes
By PAUL KRUGMANMAY 30, 2013

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And why must food stamps be cut? We can’t afford it, say politicians like Representative Stephen Fincher, a Republican of Tennessee, who backed his position with biblical quotations — and who also, it turns out, has personally received millions in farm subsidies over the years.

These cuts are, however, just the beginning of the assault on food stamps. Remember, Representative Paul Ryan’s budget is still the official G.O.P. position on fiscal policy, and that budget calls for converting food stamps into a block grant program with sharply reduced spending. If this proposal had been in effect when the Great Recession struck, the food stamp program could not have expanded the way it did, which would have meant vastly more hardship, including a lot of outright hunger, for millions of Americans, and for children in particular.

Look, I understand the supposed rationale: We’re becoming a nation of takers, and doing stuff like feeding poor children and giving them adequate health care are just creating a culture of dependency — and that culture of dependency, not runaway bankers, somehow caused our economic crisis.

But I wonder whether even Republicans really believe that story — or at least are confident enough in their diagnosis to justify policies that more or less literally take food from the mouths of hungry children. As I said, there are times when cynicism just doesn’t cut it; this is a time to get really, really angry

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/31/opinion/from-the-mouths-of-babes.html?ref=opinion


and check this out:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022926795

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Fri May 31, 2013, 11:35 AM

1. 10/5/1986 was the day to get angry.

 

12/12/2000 was the day for open rebellion.

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Fri May 31, 2013, 12:37 PM

2. Nice to see Prof Krugman start to lose his academic politeness and get blunt with the

 

ones who would turn people out to starve, homeless and without hope.

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Fri May 31, 2013, 02:29 PM

3. ..

 

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