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This One Issue Could Help Pull The Country Together, According To Congressman Tim Ryan

03/12/2015 12:29 pm ET | Updated Mar 16, 2015

While there seems to be little room for bipartisan issues in the current congressional climate, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) believes that transforming the United States food subsidy system is the one topic that could unite the nation's leaders. The congressman joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani to discuss how food is a social justice, economic and educational issue for our country.

"If we explain to the taxpayer that we subsidize these crops that end up in this highly-processed food that makes us sick, and then we subsidize the healthcare to take care of all the sick people because they're eating all this highly-processed food that's very affordable because it's subsidized, I think the taxpayers -- Democrat, Republican, fiscal-conservative and someone who wants to talk more about social justice -- are going to be in agreement that the system is insane," Ryan said. "If there is an issue that can pull the country together, I think it's this one."

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