DeLauro: Dangerous GOP Path To \’Food Insecurity\’

by Categorized: U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro Date:

\"roseFrom our new politics desk intern, Rose Lichtenfels, (on the right) who is a senior majoring in political science at Trinity College and a captain on the crew team.

Lichtenfels reports:

A new report from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds that the number of Americans struggling with hunger remains high. If Congress fails to act, the current farm bill is set to expire at the end of September, removing millions from the food stamp program and other food subsidies available for American families in crisis.

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro called the report \”further proof that Republican leadership needs to stop the dangerous path it is currently on and ensure our critical anti-hunger programs are adequately funded. Behind the numbers in this report are parents who cannot put dinner on their kitchen table and children who go to school on empty stomachs. This is no way for the wealthiest country in the world to behave. I hope my colleagues come to their senses, do what is right for the American people, and restore the bipartisan resolve we used to have to eradicate hunger in America.”

Before August recess, the House passed a Farm Bill separating funding for anti-hunger and food stamp programs from agriculture programs.

In the new report, the agriculture department defines \”food insecurity\” as \”access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources.\” Food insecurity is down, according to the chart below.



The Courant is using Facebook comments on stories. To comment on articles, sign into Facebook and enter your comment in the field below. Comments will appear in your Facebook News Feed unless you choose otherwise. To report spam or abuse, click the X next to the comment. For guidelines on commenting, click here.

15 thoughts on “DeLauro: Dangerous GOP Path To \’Food Insecurity\’

    1. enness

      Has it occurred to you that if you lose your job after having the kids, you can’t just stick them in a box marked “return to sender”?

  1. StevenRosenbaum

    One may surmise that Ms. Lichtenfels is following in the hallowed traditions of other Hartford Courant luminaries by failing to get BOTH sides of a story. Not one thought of getting an differing point of view? Not one effort to cite the awful economic environment? Not even a mention that Ms. DeLauro has been serving in Congress since Ms. Lichtenfels was (no doubt) in pre-school. Perhaps, in her next column, Ms. Lichtenfels will blame President Bush, thus improving her chances of a full time job after her graduation.

  2. Thomas Paine

    I will accept and support Ms Lichtenfe’ls suggestion if she consents to automatic but temporary sterilization of all females at birth which will be reversed during their fertility years based on their ability to afford the feeding, clothing and educational costs of said offspring.

    We can assume all healthcare costs provided by The Affordable Health Care Act.

    1. The Conn-servative

      Well said. Yup, until society reverses it’s mindset that it’s ones right to procreate,but societies responsibility to sustain said offspring,we are doomed.

    2. enness

      Nothin’ like a little crime against humanity on a beautiful Saturday…

      DeLauro just makes me embarrassed to be female, but comments like these make me embarrassed to be conservative, which is the only one of the two I had a choice about. Thanks.

  3. Brian C. Duffy

    Welcome Ms. Lichtenfels, and good luck with your internship. Please ignore the usual CABs here.

    1. Connecticut is circling the drain

      Read the righteous LKBs like Brian at your peril. As a liberal, he’s obviously the smartest one in the room. Just ask him.

  4. Connecticut is circling the drain

    Its terrible that only 1 in 6 of us are on food stamps. Rosa will not rest until all those nasty Republicans are exterminated and we are all on food stamps.

    It’s trickle up poverty, Rosa style. You people keep voting for these village idiots. Thanks a bunch.

  5. Christopher Schaefer

    DeLauro helped kill the original farm bill. Why? The addition of an OPTIONAL state work requirements amendment. $80 Billion per year spent on food stamps—and no OPTIONAL state work requirement. Here’s what REALLY needs to be done. We need to put farm subsidies on a path to elimination and we need to devolve food stamps to the state level where they belong. Of course, DeLauro never would support such reform, because promoting govt. dependency maintains her power base. For DeLauro it’s NEVER been about “charity”; it’s ALWAYS been about power as a means to increasing her personal wealth. (Search “Rosa Delauro Exposed” for more.)
    “Starbucks drinks, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, soap operas, and alcohol were all purchased this year with federal food stamp funds. In Tennessee, food stamps paid for beer, diapers, and condoms. In three states, some individuals received more food stamp benefits simply because they smoke marijuana… there is no requirement for the food purchased to be nutritious.” Sen. Coburn, 2012 Waste Book [June 22, 2013]
    Meanwhile, Syria provides further proof that Democrat leadership—particularly the President—needs to stop the dangerous path it is currently on. “This is no way for the wealthiest country in the world to behave.”

  6. enness

    She says, “This is no way for the wealthiest country in the world to behave.”

    Yeah well, the wealthiest country in the world murders its children in the womb and you fight tooth and nail to keep it that way, ma’am. Do you think anything should surprise us at this point?

  7. John R. McCommas

    DeLauro should retire –preferably involuntarily in the next election. She really is worse than useless.

Comments are closed.