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CO_FoodStampsNegV2_Neg - Food Stamp Updates Dartmouth 2K9 1...

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Unformatted text preview: Food Stamp Updates Dartmouth 2K9 1 Plan Bipart...............................................................................................................................................................2 Plan Unpopular w/ Farm Lobby..............................................................................................................................3 Farm Lobby k2 Agenda...........................................................................................................................................4 Ext: Farm Lobby Key to Agenda.............................................................................................................................5 California Emp Solvency.........................................................................................................................................7 AT: Uniformity........................................................................................................................................................8 Last printed 1 Food Stamp Updates Dartmouth 2K9 2 Plan Bipart Plan bipartisan Weil 06, (James D. Weill, president of the Food Research and Action Center in Washington, D.C, Food stamps have always maintained strong bipartisan support, stretching back to leadership on the issue in the 1970s by Senators Robert Dole and George McGovern. That support continues today, with numerous Republicans as well as Democrats in the Senate and House backing the program . Food stamps also have broad backing in the religious community, where reducing hunger has deep historical and biblical roots. Last printed 2 Food Stamp Updates Dartmouth 2K9 3 Plan Unpopular w/ Farm Lobby Plan Unpopular with the farm lobby. Rosenbaum 05. (Dorothy Rosenbaum, Researcher for the center on budget and policy priorities, http://www.cbpp.org/cms/? fa=view&id=565 ) Some agricultural commodity groups have suggested that the House and Senate Agriculture Committees meet their $3 billion reconciliation instruction by cutting each program area that the Committees control in proportion to that areas share of overall Agriculture Committee spending. These groups have circulated documents showing that under this approach, the Food Stamp Program would be reduced by $1.7 billion over five years and bear 57 percent of the cuts in the House, and $2 billion over five years (bearing 67 percent of the cuts) in the Senate . The purpose of this proposal is clear to shift the majority of the cuts from farm-related programs to food stamps . [1] This self-serving proposal assumes that the task at hand for the Agriculture Committees is a simple matter of arithmetic that does not entail any setting of priorities. But priorities are inevitably involved . And it should be noted that the proposal these commodity groups are pushing departs sharply from the priorities in the Presidents budget. Moreover, the proposal is sharply inconsistent with the position these groups took in 2002, when the Farm Bill was being considered and...
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