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The GOP’s Food Stamp Hypocrisy
We have a serious corporate welfare problem in this country, but Republicans would apparently rather spend their time trying to stop poor people from eating spaghetti sauce than do anything about it. Seriously, I’m not kidding.
Brooks’ proposal is actually less extreme than some of the other food stamp clampdown bills floating around red state legislatures these days -- it doesn't, for example, ban the purchase of all seafood, just shellfish -- but it’s still terrible public policy.
This comes, of course, as Wisconsin faces $2 billion budget shortfall thanks, in large part, to Governor Scott Walker’s tax cuts for the rich.
In other words, Wisconsin Republicans are willing to bankrupt their state even more just so they can stop poor people from making shrimp scampi with red sauce. And that’s not even the worst of it.
At the same time as Wisconsin Republicans are clamping down on the apparent plague of lobster-eating poor people that’s ravaging their state, they’re also happily promoting a failed Scott Walker corporate welfare scheme that’s already wasted tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, and is set to waste even more.
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Tonight Thom talks with Journalist and Media Critic, Norman Solomon, about the 3.5 year sentencing of former CIA officer, Jeffrey Sterling, for leaking information to the press. Although considered a lighter punishment than expected, Sterling’s sentencing was much tougher in comparison to Gen. David Petraeus’ probation sentencing for leaking classified national security information to his former mistress. Also tonight, Thom discusses prison reform and how the current system cheats out America’s poorest. Plus Thom looks into the growing number of Americans losing their religion and why it’s happening. And more than 40 years since the end of the Vietnam war, agent orange continues to affect Southeast Asian and Americans contaminated with the chemical. Thom explains why Republicans continue to demonize poor Americans on government assistance programs such as SNAP.