- ...All the while continuing Big Ag corporations' subsidies
- MN Senators Klobuchar and Franken Among the Culprits
- Please join Daily Kos and the Campaign for America’s Future by signing our petition to the 28 Senate Democrats who last week voted to cut food stamps demanding they put low-income families ahead of corporate welfare.
Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Alan Maki
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Monday, June 3, 2013 | Last week, the U.S. Senate voted down an amendment by Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to restore $4.1 billion in food stamp cuts—by reducing corporate welfare to a handful of crop insurance companies, mostly based overseas. Only 26 senators voted “yes.”
But we can’t blame obstructionist Republicans.
Twenty-eight Senate Democrats joined with all voting Republicans to defeat this crucial amendment. If these cuts are allowed, around 500,000 low-income households will lose an average of $90 in monthly benefits.
Please join Daily Kos and the Campaign for America’s Future by signing our petition to the 28 Senate Democrats who last week voted to cut food stampsdemanding they put low-income families ahead of corporate welfare.
David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest: I have never been as ashamed of two human beings before as I am totally, irrevocably ashamed of my two US senators: Franken and Klobuchar. If this is what a Harvard Education does to you (Franken)-destroys any sense of morality, fair play, decency, and empathy-then I'm proud to have graduated from another university (Marquette, Milwaukee). Having known her father through his writings, I'm sure Amy's father, Jim Klobuchar, is as ashamed of her, if not more-so, than I am. I knew both of these two politically corrupt individuals preferred covering the backs of the corporations and their corrupt congressional collegues to the backs of the poor and the vulnerable, but I never expected them to go to the dark side. There will be an accounting in their next election cycles.