(Campaign for America's Future) -- House conservatives revealed a lot about themselves and their priorities when they passed a farm bill that did not include nutrition programs like SNAP – the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, known best as “food stamps” – but fast-tracked, without real debate, entitlement programs for Big Agra. But that’s not the half of it. It gets worse.
House Republicans are poised to plunge their budget knives even deeper into programs that help millions of financially struggling people during the weak recovery of the past four years. If leading House conservatives have their way, it won’t just mean that fewer low-income people will get those debit cards so they can buy food. It will mean seniors will continue to lose visits from Meals on Wheels programs and other services. It will mean youths will not have work-study jobs. It will mean countless young families who are working at low-wage jobs will not be able to get help getting into increasing unaffordable apartments or paying for skyrocketing child care.