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How Liberals Argue: Food Stamps Stimulate the Economy

nawlins72 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 7:10 PM
wtmoore wrote: "So let me be clearer, they are simply saying, "Of the possible ways we could spend your money during the recession, this is one of the best because it stimulates the economy." Let me be clear, wt: your argument is more circular reasoning. You present the issue AS IF government must spend such money. You can't even conceive of government NOT spending money, so you simply reject anything that doesn't start at "Government must spend, so what shall it spend on".
wtmoore1 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 9:09 AM
It's not that I "can't conceive of it," so much as that's not what we the article is about.

This article is about the Democrats' claims that food stamps amount to economic stimulus. They only make those claims with respect to OTHER GOVERNMENT SPENDING. (As in the sentence you quoted above). That's the only claim they made! If you want to argue something else, fine, but don't phrase it as some inherent flaw in the way I think. It simply wasn't the topic of conversation.

That you can't see the distinction that I'm trying to draw is revealing. Conservatives think EVERYTHING that comes from liberals is some kind of double-speak against which they need to argue. Not everything is a contentious point of debate.

Every Thursday morning I go on the Jon Justice show in Southern Arizona. Today, I made a comment about the glorification of food stamps and apparently that sparked a deluge of calls like the one below in which the caller argues welfare stimulates the economy.

Considering Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi thinks the same way, I'm not surprised.

"It's the biggest bang for the buck."