House Republicans Punish Their Own States By Eliminating Food Stamp Program (CHART)


House Republicans callously eliminated the food stamp program known as SNAP when they passed the farm bill on Thursday. Rather than helping hungry families put food on the table, Republicans were absolutely fine with giving millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies to corporate agriculture. Essentially, the GOP said “we are giving money to corporations that produce food” and in the same breath said “too bad you won’t get to eat any of it, struggling American citizens.” So who stands to lose the most from the loss of this program, and did Republicans make a huge political error?