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Food Stamps: Policy or Political Payoff

Joseph1790 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 5:23 PM
Do you think there will ever be an advertisement about seeking gainful employment, or personal responsibility? Probably not.......

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...