Dan Hatcher: Sun-Star editorial insults readers' intelligence

December 30, 2013 

Really? “...all the food that food stamps buy comes out of America’s fields.” The law allows SNAP (food stamps) money to buy fish from communist countries!

I want my taxes to feed children, not adults. I want my church money to help feed the adults in need. Our Valley farms indeed feed the world. May God bless them.

I even desire they prosper greatly. What is the real effect of borrowing $900 billion (much from China) to pay farm subsidies? Who wins and loses when the market is skewed by subsidies?

The public may not know the answers to this complex question, but I certainly want my elected representatives to be well informed from all perspectives as they spend the fruits of my labor.

DAN HATCHER

Chowchilla

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