Some people are just evil, and a lot of those evil people "serve" in the House of Representatives.
The radical effort by right-wing Republicans to separate SNAP (food stamps) from farm subsidies turns my stomach. Clearly, their intent is to secure the benefits corporate agriculture is accustomed to while setting up an opportunity to "compromise" on severe cuts to SNAP. Apparently, they think the best approach to dealing with poverty is to let the poor starve.
Isn't it time for Our President to get out there and say he will veto any Farm Bill that does not include SNAP, maintained at least at its current level? It won't happen. (As you may have noticed, I have absolutely no confidence in Obama. Maybe, someday, we'll get a president who really is black, or a Latino who isn't a son of the Cuban plutocracy from the Batista era. Okay, I'm not holding my breath.)
It's just evil. If the right-wing Republican Old Testament god were real, and not a piece of shit like his admirers, he'd be striking them down with boils and toads and the Angel of Death. If Jesus is out there watching, he's most likely puking his guts.