Every American is Entitled to Eat
On a recent broadcast of NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday,” Scott Simon asked a very simple question of Rep. Adrian Smith (R-Neb.) “Is every American entitled to eat?” Smith, who supports the Trump White House’s proposal to make vast cuts to food stamps, couldn’t seem to answer the question. He waffled a bit and tried to skirt the question. So Scott Simon asked again, “Is every American entitled to eat?” Once again, Rep. Smith tried to ignore the question and provide a non-answer. So Simon tried a third time. Smith simply couldn’t answer the question. As an American, let me simplify this for Adrian Smith. We are one of the richest countries on Earth. The Declaration of Independence guarantees each of us “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” So, Rep. Smith, the next time someone asks if every American is entitled to eat, the correct answer is, “Yes!
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