How Republicans Justify Cutting Food Stamps While Boosting Farm Subsidies

One reason why Republicans support farm subsidies, but not food stamps: the sense that you have to do something to get them.  

Republicans have been pressing to roll back the dramatic expansion of food stamps that has taken place over the last five years -- 46 million people are now on the program, up from 26 million in 2007, and the average benefit has increased by more than a third. At the same time, they supported a lot of money for farmers. Jonathan Chait asks a good question:

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