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Some ugly misconceptions about food stamps
It’s back to the drawing board as Congress voted against its farm bill Thursday in an unexpected defeat for legislation relied upon to set U.S. food policy. Some conservative Republicans thought the bill didn't curtail enough spending, while many Democrats opposed it because of cuts to the food stamp program. As The Times wrote in an editorial, those draconian cuts would have hurt struggling families and undermined a program that expands during down economies because hungry Americans need it to.
By Benjamin Mueller
June 20, 2013