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Derrick Z. Jackson

Fueling a heat and eat rebellion

The Republicans once again tried to shove the poor off the budget gangplank. Instead, they got the Heat and Eat Rebellion.

The rebellion is over the farm bill. House Republicans have used it to try to slash access to food stamps. They originally sought $40 billion in cuts, but ended up with a cut of $8.5 billion after outrage from both the public and the Democratic majority in the Senate.

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