Tag Archive: food stamps

Sep
21

Multiplying Stupidity

Work has become passé.  The labor force participation rate fell to a 31 year low in August as another 368,000 people left the work force.  It also represented the lowest labor force participation rate on record for men at 69.8%.  That rate does not even include those who are incarcerated.  The US has more than …

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Sep
05

Corny (but not Funny) US Agricultural Policy

The mission statement for the US Department of Agriculture states, “We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.” While that doesn’t immediately send the masses rolling on the ground in hysteria it should.  That statement is pretty funny when you …

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Aug
17

Stimulating America’s Decline

How is it that virtually every economic action is labeled a “stimulus” even as the US economy fails to grow at even average rates?  Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, this week described food stamps as a stimulus program.  He claimed that for every dollar increase in SNAP spending, the economy grows by $1.84.  I am …

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