(The Contributor) -- Here's a pop quiz for Congress: If you cut food assistance for needy families by $333 million, and allow corporations to dodge $183 billion in federal taxes in the same year, how much did you end up reducing the deficit?
We just saw the first round of $85 billion in sequester cuts, now coupled with the injustice of the top five "too-big-to-fail" banks -- Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs -- receiving an annual subsidy of $63 billion. The next five biggest banks receive a $20 billion annual subsidy. This still continues even though we just allowed sequestration to cut $333 million from the supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). We're spending billions to keep big banks afloat, but we just cut 600,000 needy mothers and their children from the WIC program. This government has decided it would rather starve children than take big banks off the welfare rolls.