Farm bill cuts food stamps, could have been much worse

After protracted negotiations, the Post reports, the House and Senate have agreed on a farm bill that appears headed for passage and the President's signature. One of the key sticking points was how much to cut from the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. The House sought $40 billion in cuts and the Senate got the cuts down to $8 billion. Not as bad as it could have been, but reducing the food stamp benefits of 850,000 households is not a good start toward reducing income inequality.

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