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Creating the Permanent Underclass


House Republicans are moving forward in their ultimate goal of entrenching poverty, passing a farm bill that slashes food stamps. Steve King talks of food stamps that “expand the dependency class,” words that could have come out of the mouth of any bog standard Gilded Age Republican in opposition to ending the 14 hour day, a minimum wage, or even private charity. But it is the new Gilded Age, so this is to be expected. Other fun things this farm bill does is shift crop insurance to the private sector and reduce conservation programs for farm land.

Let’s hope this gets eviscerated in the Senate.

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