Starving the poor to balance the budget is wrong

DFLA Board Member Stephen Schneck: “We need fiscal prudence to tackle budget deficits. But it’s immoral to increase hunger in America when other options are available. At the very least, it’s reasonable to avoid any cuts to food assistance until charities, states and local governments are in a stronger position to respond. Surely, this is common ground for compassionate conservatives and progressives on Capitol Hill and at the White House. Let’s reign in wasteful spending, end irresponsible tax breaks for the rich and make smart budget choices that reflect our nation’s highest ideals. Don’t vote to starve the poor.”