Thursday, August 18, 2011

Small Comfort to Those Who Have to Swallow Their Pride to Apply for Food Stamps

CNS News has the startling revelation that Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack reported the White House claim that food stamps are an economic stimulus in disguise and is actually creating jobs.

“But I should point out that when you talk about the SNAP program or the food stamp program, you have to recognize that it’s also an economic stimulus,” Vilsack said Tuesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program. (SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.)

“If people are able to buy a little more in the grocery store, then someone has to stock it, shelve it, process it, package it, ship it,” he said. “All of those are jobs. It’s the most direct stimulus you can get in the economy during these tough times....”

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