Re: “D’s and R’s are partners in posturing” (Robert J. Samuelson column, thenewstribune.com).
I find this column regarding government spending and taxes amazingly short-sighted.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called food stamps) is on the congressional chopping block in budget discussions. SNAP is the nation’s primary defense against hunger. Child poverty in the U.S, at 21 percent, is the highest of any major country. In Washington state, more than 18 percent of our kids lived below the poverty line in 2013.
Consider these points:
• The Senate budget protects more than $40 billion in unnecessary and expensive tax breaks and …