From the Daily Caller:

Food-stamp funding is tied to farm subsidies for no reason other than classic “log-rolling” policy passage, said Andrew Moylan, senior fellow from the non-profit think-tank R Street. Representatives from urban liberal districts vote for the bill because of its food-stamp spending, while those from conservative rural areas vote for the farm subsidies.

The result, Moylan said, is that both get through without any real changes, while both would stand a better chance of significant reform if they were legislated separately.

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