This from the Washington Post:
A Slap at Schoolchildren -- by George McGovern and Bob Dole
How can the world's hungriest schoolchildren be denied meals while the farm bill being debated in a House-Senate conference provides millions in subsidies for wealthy farmers? That's what Congress proposes. In all fairness, it should not become law.
We are puzzled that Congress wants to increase overall farm bill spending by billions of dollars yet reduce by more than 90 percent the mandatory funding to feed hungry children. The program at issue saves lives and has a proven ability to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness in poor countries.
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A reminder of days gone by:
When 'compromise' wasn't a dirty word.
When 'bi-partisan' meant actually working together to get things done. Sometimes good things.
Living, as I did then, 3 blocks from the Kansas border, I was very aware of Bob Dole.
He wasn't my flavor-of-the-month -- I wouldn't have voted for him. But everyone agreed -- he could work a deal.
Unlike the tantrum-throwers we have today who take food away from our most vulnerable in the name of 'family values.'