Cotton Is Not A Food, It's Not (Quite Yet) A Crime To Be Poor, and Other Vital Truths of the Times

Abby Zimet

More surreal wars escalating, this time on the poor. With food prices soaring and a reported one in five U.S. households sometimes hungry, House Republicans want to cut food stamp programs - but not billions in farm subsidies that go mostly to big corporations. Meanwhile, Minnesota Republicans are pushing a bill that would make it illegal for poor people to have over $20 on them - an improvement over their first proposal, which forbade them from having any money. It's a speechless kind of day.


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