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Aug 07, 2012


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Max Hailperin

In non-insider audiences, Quist doesn't talk about food stamp recipients with Rolls Royces, but he has complained plenty about recent growth in spending on food stamps -- during a period of economic hardship, when more families have needed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It isn't as though they've been upgraded from hamburger to filet mignon or from three meals a day to four or five. Quist wants to set an a priori cap on the total dollars -- which sounds reasonable until you recognize that there is no cap on the number of hungry families or on the market price of foods. (Drought anyone?) Perhaps Quist is trying to follow local tradition, emulating Myrick's "let them eat grass."

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