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December 5, 2013

'Tis the season to be food-insecure

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And this is the backdrop to distracting political debates and the Republicans’ war on the poor: Failure to support Obama’s American Jobs Act; the incessant fight to cut funding for food stamps, unemployment benefits and Medicaid; the stagnation of immigration reform, which could increase jobs; and the failure to support an increase in the minimum wage all amount to food quite literally (and figuratively) being taken from the mouths of babes. All this, while the GOP remains committed to blocking full implementation of Dodd-Frank financial reforms and pushing for a return to the days of deregulation. So Wall Street bankers get rich by artificially inflating oil and gas prices, as American children go hungry.

Fewer holidays become happy, and there is less and less reason to be thankful.

‘Tis the season to be food-insecure.

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