2018 Farm Bill will punish those on food assistance, reward corporate agriculture and continue to take advantage of unjust immigration policies

Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

The US House of Representatives passed the 2018 Farm Bill, with a vote of 213 – 211.

The 2018 version of the Farm Bill, will continue to perpetuate an agribusiness-driven food system, by providing massive subsidies. Large, agribusiness growers will continue to benefit from the 2018 Farm Bill, while small farmers and farmers that practice diverse, ecologically sustainable methods will not be recipients of taxpayer support.

Like the 2014 Farm Bill, the 2018 version will include significant cuts to $867 Billion piece of legislation. The House farm bill includes cuts of more than $20 billion in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits over 10 years. The legislation also contains provisions that could see more than 2 million low-income Americans lose their benefits or experience declines in financial assistance. 

These cuts to food assistance is just one more attack against working class people and those experiencing poverty. However, the House version…

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Heartless Administration Proposes Government Overhaul; Defines Education as Workforce Prep

The restructuring is for workforce training the serfs and peasants.
The royals send their children to private boarding schools and thus have little need or use for such public institutions.


People my age remember that before there was a U.S. Department of Education, the work relating to education was located in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Now the Trump Administration has proposed collapsing the Department of Education and the Department of Labor into one agency. Where you locate a department in the organizational chart says something about how you understand that agency’s purpose.

When President Jimmy Carter established the Department of Education in 1970, the dominant view was that government had an obligation on behalf of society to protect the welfare of children and had a responsibility to our poorest citizens. The Washington Post‘s Lisa Rein reports that yesterday’s proposed government restructure was designed by Mick Mulvaney, who leads the Office of Management and Budget, to reflect President Donald Trump’s view that the federal government is bloated. But in advance of the White House’s announcement, the Washington…

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