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Food Stamps: Policy or Political Payoff

dahni Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 11:12 AM
And in my neighborhood, school cafeterias are open in the summer as well to provide free lunch for students although the students do not have to be enrolled in summer school.

In an early strategic preparation for the struggle to avoid the fiscal cliff, the president and several Democratic luminaries decided to redefine as essential several entitlement programs. In an old fashioned way of manipulating the public, they began to redefine commonly held beliefs. In the interest of time, we will share only one example.

Last December, Newark Mayor Cory Booker spent a much-publicized week trying to live the life of a food stamp recipient. And after a nationwide media tour, we learned many valuable lessons. First of all, we learned that giving up your daily Starbucks causes headaches, and leftovers are...