ok, so the house passed the farm bill, and finessed the food stamp funding issue by leaving it out. which is to say, the food stamp program ceases to exist in the house bill.
here is why that is, imo, asinine.
- no food stamps means that it will be glaringly obvious that there are a sh*tload of poor people in this country. the way it will become glaringly obvious is that they'll be really hungry, and therefore really pissed off. much hilarity will no doubt ensue.
- the way that farm bills, aka 'welfare for farmers', traditionally get passed is by bundling them with aid for other folks. e.g., the vast majority of folks in this country who don't live on farms.
if the house (R)'s want to pick a fight, they've chosen a nice big juicy one. i wish them luck.