US Takes Important Step Towards Leaving 30 Million People Hungry

Late last year, when US lawmakers decided, at the last minute, to fund the government instead of shutting it down, they also agreed to phase out "extra" money for people who have difficulty affording food. There's a lot to lament in that sentence. For one thing, agreeing to keep the government open should never be an eleventh hour decision. The fact that it's routinely a game of chicken is an abject failure on the part of Congress. That's a discussion all its own. For our purposes here, note t

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