Tuesday Talk: How do we close the economic gap?
From the most dense urban area to the countryside, we should all care about the farm bill. It’s our tool in mitigating hunger, with food aid and nutrition programs comprising between 75% to 80% of its entire budget. The bill’s conservative House re-authorization version cuts food aid to millions of low-income working families, seniors, and children, including students in the free and reduced lunch program.
The farm bill is just another example of conservative policy, demanding that working people sacrifice, while the rich keep their tax breaks and shoulder little pain.
What policies will help us close the economic inequality gap?