Food Stamp costs are coming downPublished 4:23am Monday, June 24, 2013 Updated 6:26am Monday, June 24, 2013
What great news that the conservative majority in the House of Representatives voted to stop the runaway escalation of costs for food stamp programs in the farm bill.
This misnamed “farm bill” was a dishonest alliance between food stamps and farm policy. Eighty percent of the spending in the bill was for food stamps, a program which has grown many times faster than the rest of the overall federal budget.
And the food stamp program is rife with fraud and corruption, stamps being traded for drugs, cash, or booze and other questionable purposes.
Standards to qualify have lowered over the long life of the program, and in many cases not even the lowest standards are enforced by government employees
who are more concerned with growing the program to assure themselves of continued employment.
This is a great win for taxpayers, and consumers and the market and even farmers.
Our country is almost seventeen trillion dollars in debt. Thanks to the House members we can feel relieved that another reckless and wasteful trillion-dollar bill is not becoming law.
Now, if only we could count on Congress to hold the line on other wasteful programs pushed on us by this administration.