Rep. Emanuel Cleaver: Food Stamps Cuts Will Revive Depression-Era Misery

‘What people need to understand is that there are a lot of people in this country who bought into a lie, probably millions, that this is a big wasteful program’

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.

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