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What is big in politics?

August 12, 2012
John Clayton, Grinnell , Times-Republican

Recently, a Mitt Romney commercial struck an emotional chord by describing President Obama's plan to end a welfare reform provision stating you must be finding work or doing volunteer work to be eligible for welfare food assistance. This ad follows Congress failing to pass the new Farm Bill. Drought relief and other essential farm programs are not being implemented. Why the impasse? A large number of Republican congressman want to cut the food stamp program by 35 billion dollars, not the 5 billion Democrats are offering to support. Now, the latest unemployment figure of 8.3 percent, a slight increase, provides fresh debate on political talk shows.



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