Rep. Emanuel Cleaver: Food Stamps Cuts Will Revive Depression-Era Misery
House Dem Hits Panic Button: Food Stamps Cuts Will Revive Depression-Era Misery (NewsBusters)
Surefire method to make a liberal quickly backpedal from gushing about the allegedly wondrous Obama economic recovery -- suggest cutting back on food stamps. Worth it just for the amusement of watching a cheerleader convert to Chicken Little. Consider yourself warned, though -- doing this will surely lead to accusations of racism, misogyny, homophobia, cold-heartedness, etc., against you. Then again, conversations with liberals invariably get there anyway. Federal funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), better known as food stamps, has soared nearly fourfold from $21 billion in 2002 to $76 billion last year, with most of the increase stemming the Democrat-created housing bubble that burst in 2008 and wrecked the economy.