The former veep said Obama "would rather spend the money on food stamps than he would on a strong military." Here is everything wrong with that statement.
Rubio's anti-poverty agenda has lots of problems. But at least he's engaging in the debate.
The legislature’s failure to pass a farm bill in 2013 “serves as a poster child for congressional dysfunction,” Norm Ornstein inveighed in the National Journal Thursday. Ornstein helpfully traced the origins of the odd couple that is the bill: Its bloated farm subsidies are tied to the essential food stamps program because of the historic friendship that developed in the early 1970s between George McGovern and Bob Dole.
And why we can't let Republicans cut them even more.
When it passed a bill to cut $39 billion from the food stamp program, or SNAP, the House of Representatives put the worst of the Republican party’s illogical Randism on display.
This month, conservatives will return to Washington with the goal of making deep cuts to the nation’s food stamps program, or SNAP. For the most part, their rhetorical campaign against the program, which supports nearly 48 million Americans at a cost of $80 billion each year, has seized on roundabout arguments and beside-the-point criticisms.
Conservatives may have a new talking point in their crusade to downsize the food stamp program. And it's even more absurd than the previous ones.