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Cutting corruption or spreading starvation?

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Jacksonville Journal Courier

Fortunately, President Obama signed a bi-partisan farm bill that will only cut $8 billion from the program over the next 10 years. Much better than the $40 billion and the recently proposed $5.1 trillion, but still, the question stands: In the midst of all the data and statistics and political jargon concerning budgeting, are we forgetting about the children, who account for half of those benefiting from the program?

Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus Campaign for Children thinks so, stating, “Yes, the federal government has budget problems, but children didn’t cause them, and cutting anti-hunger investments is the wrong way to solve them.”

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