Future of Freedom Foundation How Food Stamps Subverted Democracy, Part 3 by James Bovard June 30, 2017 Barack Obama took office in 2009 amidst the worst recession since the early 1980s. He had more faith in government spending than any White House occupant since Franklin Roosevelt. He speedily pushed through a stimulus bill through Congress […]
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USA Today ran letters today thumping my food stamp article (“Donald Trump’s budget slashes government junk food pipeline to the poor“). Here’s my fav: People on food stamps have ligitimate [sic] needs: Your Say The government paying for people’s food is socialism. However, the government choosing the allowed food to buy with food stamps is […]
OK, so not everybody liked my story in yesterday’s USA Today (“Donald Trump’s budget slashes government junk food pipeline to the poor“). It is evoking a passionate response – including “Wretched, Regressive Drivel,” “heartless out of touch human being,” “a real cesspool,” “vile,” “Shame on USA Today… blatant disinformation,” “libertarian idiot,” “story is filled with […]
USA TODAY, June 1, 2017 Donald Trump’s budget slashes government junk food pipeline to the poor by James Bovard Food stamps foolishly fuel diabetes and obesity Perhaps the most controversial element of the Trump administration’s budget is the proposal to reduce food stamp spending by 25% or $193 billion over the next decade. Forty-four million people […]
Future of Freedom Foundation How Food Stamps Subverted Democracy, Part 2 by James Bovard Last month we saw how political demagoguery helped make hunger a major issue in American politics beginning in the late 1960s. After Jimmy Carter was elected president in 1976, liberals and their media allies largely declared victory over hunger. Carter was […]
Future of Freedom Foundation How Food Stamps Subverted Democracy, Part 1 by James Bovard The federal government is now feeding more than 100 million Americans. The vast increase in dependency fundamentally changes the relationship of Washington to the citizenry. The more Americans rely on handouts, the more difficult it becomes to roll back politicians’ power […]
Gary Rathbun, the host of An Economy of One, and I had fun on his Radio America program last Thursday discussing my Mises Institute article on how dependency destroys democracy. Obama’s food stamp recruiting campaigns took a shellacking. Thanks to producer Katie Hileman for setting up the interview and putting together the YouTube video.