By 2040, 70 percent of Americans are expected to live in the 15 largest states, which are also home to the overwhelming majority of the 30 largest cities in the country. By extension, 30 percent of Americans will live in the other 35 states. That means that the 70 percent of Americans get all of 30 Senators and 30 percent of Americans get 70 Senators.
David Birdsell, Ph. D., Dean of the Baruch College Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
We’re in trouble if a cow in Wyoming has more proportional representation in the Senate than the average Texan or New Yorker.
For the God-fearing Fincher is one of the largest recipients of U.S.D.A. farm subsidies in Tennessee history; he raked in $3.48 million in taxpayer cash from 1999 to 2012, $70,574 last year alone. The average SNAP recipient in Tennessee gets $132.20 in food aid a month; Fincher received $193 a day. (You can eat pretty well on that.)
— Mark Bittman: Welfare for the Wealthy
Cutting SNAP will have long-term consequences for the children who depend on the program.