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Congress Suffers From Selective Deficit Disorder

The same farm bill that cuts food stamps by $8 billion could increase subsidies to wealthy farmers and agribusinesses by $15 billion.

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Congress Passes $8.7 Billion Food Stamp Cut

Across the country, 850,000 households are set to lose an average of $90 per month in food stamp benefits, thanks to American lawmakers.

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No Free Lunch

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In Defense of the Mega-Rich

As food stamps were cut, millionaire Tom “Kristallnacht” Perkins explained the plight of the wealthy; athletes are looking to unionize; and how will Supreme Court justices believing in “natural law” affect their legal decisions? These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Congress Converges on $800 Million Cuts to Annual Food Stamp Funding

Warring factions in the House and Senate have reached an agreement about how much money to funnel into the federal food stamp program, and the news isn’t good for Americans relying on government assistance to stay fed.

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Unaided Unemployed

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Welfare Cheats

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Republican Plan for the Poor

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War on Poverty

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War on Poverty

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Diabetes Crisis on the Rise as Republicans Aim to Cut Food Stamps

Researchers at UC San Francisco aimed to show the correlation between lack of funding for food and the rise in incidences of hypoglycemia. What they found is that at the end of the month, as the budget gets tighter, the poor are more likely to be hospitalized due to the diabetes-related issue than are their wealthier counterparts.

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The New Year’s Baby

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Arrival of the New Year's Baby: He's freezing. His family became homeless after Republicans' cut their jobless benefits.
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More Hunger and Pain When Congress Comes Back

After allowing food stamp benefits included in the 2009 economic stimulus plan to expire in November, Congress is preparing to make another round of cuts to nutrition aid in January.

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Who Is Really Waging War on Christmas? Look in the Mirror, Scrooges

Just in time for the birthday of baby Jesus, conservatives are cutting food stamps and unemployment benefits. And they insist with breezy heartlessness that it’s all for the benefit of the poor.

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Congressional Christmas

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GOP Gets Its Scrooge On

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GOP to the poor: That lump of coal represents the fuel that drives the engines of commerce. Use it wisely and you may rise to become a titan of industry. You'll thank me later.
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GOP Drug Tests

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CEO and Worker Pay

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Bill O’Reilly Gets Schooled on Jesus and Food Stamps

In an attempt to discredit the correlation Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., drew between the Christian concept of charity and the need for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Fox News host brought in a Catholic priest and a Pentecostal pastor to his show. Yes, it does sound like the beginning of a bad joke, and hilariously, O’Reilly is at the butt of it.

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GOP Food Stamp Cuts Help the Rich, Hurt the Poor and Starve the Economy

As part of the New York Times series on “The Great Divide,” Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz dives into the pernicious link between campaign money, farm subsidies and starving Americans. It doesn’t speak well of us as a nation, or a political system.

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Food Stamp Cuts

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Congress Diverts Funds From Poor to Military

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Veterans Day and Teabaggers

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Food Stamp Cuts

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Going Nuclear: An Environmentalist Makes the Case

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The director of “Pandora’s Promise” pitches nuclear power. Also: Bringing quality food to the poor, and bullying in sports.

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Going Nuclear: An Environmentalist Makes the Case

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The director of “Pandora’s Promise” pitches nuclear power. Also: Bringing quality food to the poor, and bullying in sports.

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Culture of Dependency

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War on the Poor

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If Jesus Were GOP

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Rich Vs. Poor

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