Wednesday, November 26, 2008

about those food stamps

Wow - we have 30 million people in the United States on food stamps. That's 10% of us. Seems like a lot for the richest country in the world but hey, after a quarter-century of Republican-style economics what do you expect. The rich have done well and as for the poor - well let me just say I'm surprised we still have poverty relief programs adequate enough to get food stamps to 30 million people.

Economists like the food stamp program because it puts cash into the economy. Maybe helping some people be less hungry is a good thing about it, too.



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