The food stamp “resident” has a food stamp queen?
This was a good week for the welfare state (and a bad one for taxpayers) as the Senate approved a farm bill that will spend over $750 billion in the next 10 years on food stamps. One of every seven Americans is on the food dole, and that depressing number isn't likely to change much in the coming years.
The senator most responsible for shielding the program from even modest cuts and reforms was Kirsten Gillibrand, the Democrat from New York, who is now Washington's new queen of food stamps. Ms. Gillibrand recently declared that "food stamps are an extraordinary investment because for every dollar that you put into the SNAP program, you get out $1.71."
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