Corrected version A punch in the gut When I first heard that the House of Representatives narrowly passed legislation to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by $4 billion annually for the next 10 years, I was shocked and saddened. [“House conservatives vote to cut $4B in food stamps,” News, Sept. 20.] A “yes” vote on…More
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A modest proposal If the House and Senate fail, yet again, to do their job, and the federal government shuts down Oct. 1, I have a proposal. [“Leaders bicker, shutdown looms,” page one, Sept. 21.] As of Oct. 1, every member of the House and Senate, and all of their staff, should cease receiving all pay,…More
Arguments against labeling are lacking Thanks for the coverage of “House panel hears biotech-food testimony,” [NWThursday, March 7]. It must have been hard for Robert Maguire to make his arguments against labeling GMOs with a straight face. First Amendment issues. Really? Less choice in Europe. Really? –Margy Laughlin, SeattleMore
Reliance on federal funding may need to end Monday’s Seattle Times article “Stalemate in D.C. may cost state millions in federal aid” [page one, Feb. 25] predicts a disaster for our state. Hundreds of teacher layoffs, thousands of children losing vaccinations, child care, college help and Head Start. Loss of cancer screening, cuts in health…More