Congressional Hunger Games

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It would seem that many of our politicians are playing hunger games with the most vulnerable in our nation. Living on $4.50 per day to feed yourself is difficult, especially if you are doing it for longer than a week and it is not the only poverty issue you face. Yet, Senate Democrats voted to cut $4.1 billion from SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), or about $90 a month in benefits for 500,000 households. At the same time, House Republicans voted to keep farm subsidies, which mostly benefit wealthy individuals and corporations.

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