Cut farm subsidies, not food stamps

Monday , November 04, 2013 - 1:17 PM

Miguel R. Serda, Jr.

Editor,

As of Nov. 1, many who received food stamps will have them cut from $1.50 per meal to $1.40, and many of these recipients are children, the elderly and military disabled veterans who are trying to make it on their monthly pensions. Not only does this affect these people who have had their food staples cut, but many others in the work place such as the butcher, baker and candlestick maker who may also feel the affects of this. Oh, and then you have the farmers who produce many of the foods that are bought and eaten by those same recipient; they also profit from it as well. Many of them are from right here in the state of Utah who get to sell their produce to local markets and other places in the country.

All of this, is because of the Republicans hate the current president in office, and the policies he is trying to implement for the good of one and all. Giving health care for everyone and food for them to eat is not ungodly, but something he would approve off.

I don’t think that by taking from the poor, the children and the needy, fits in good standings with the man above. So, the next time one of those right-wing haters in Congress say that they want to live in country based on Christian values, tell them its a lie because they don’t.

One last thing, there are 15 members of Congress who either get farm subsides or their family members do. It’s in the hundreds of thousand of dollars. For example, Orrin Hatch and his wife received nearly $50,000 in subsides from 1995 to 2012. Why not cut those out and keep the food stamps at $1.50 per meal? I would like to see anyone specially those in Congress try to eat on that amount of money per meal.

Miguel R. Serda, Jr.

Clearfield



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