Dems Call 1% Cut in Food Stamps Stealing, Irony Hardest Hit

by Duane Lester | February 3, 2014 10:37 pm

Frederich Bastiat referred to the forced redistribution of wealth as “legalized plunder.” : It’s legal theft, which is what makes this claim so laughable:[1]

bastiat-quote-picture[2]

Elected Democrats and movement progressives are up in arms over the meager cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – commonly known as food stamps). Hot Air’s Erika Johnsen: covered[3]: the non-drama over the farm bill yesterday and noted the very meager reforms included in the legislation, but some Democrats are bemoaning the $800 million in yearly cuts to SNAP in apocalyptic terms. The overall SNAP program costs $70 billion per year.

Hipster[4]: congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.): said[5]: “Congress has lost its way” and described the farm bill as “reverse Robin Hood legislation that steals food from the poor.” Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) described the 1% of the food stamp budget being cut as “essential nutritional assistance” in a time when SNAP enrollment and spending is at all-time highs. Jim McGovern said that the legislation “increases hunger.”

The only thing more ironic than Democrats calling a decrease in legalized plunder stealing is that one of the knuckleheads doing it is named Adam Smith.

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Endnotes:
  1. so laughable:: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/kevinglass/2014/02/01/democrats-1-cut-in-food-stamp-funding-is-stealing-n1787341
  2. [Image]: https://rightwingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/bastiat-quote-picture.jpg
  3. covered: http://hotair.com/archives/2014/01/29/the-house-passes-the-updated-farm-bill-with-zero-drama/
  4. Hipster: http://rosadelauroisafuckinghipster.tumblr.com/
  5. said: http://www.nhregister.com/government-and-politics/20140129/connecticut-lawmakers-delauro-esty-rip-cut-in-snap-benefits

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