Tag Archives: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

There but for the grace of God . . .

As readers of this blog with an interest in economics will know, the Republican-controlled House recently passed a bill slashing funds for the food-stamp program by $40 billion over the next ten years.  The reasons given by conservatives included “costs … Continue reading

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Fungible Follies

It appeared to be an “aha” moment, confirmation that the welfare system is corrupt and out of control.  Somebody bought steak and lobster with food stamps.  Snopes confirms that it’s true.  It happened in Michigan last February. The good news is … Continue reading

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