Republicans Latest Waron by Former Enron Adviser Paul Krugman

Executive Summary:  Freedumb is for ‘Mericans.

 

Former Enron Adviser, Paul Krugman, explains the latest Republican Waron.  Serious, you guys.  It’s a war on Food Stamps.  But please let’s refer to it by is its newspeak (not yet stigmatized, cf Liberal, Progressive ) name, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP).

Krugman explains that the Obama recovery has been “very weak” so we need exactly this kind of safety net program.

The evidence is now overwhelming [citation needed] that spending cuts in a depressed economy deepen the slump, yet government spending [citation needed] has been falling anyway. SNAP, however, is one program that has been expanding, and as such it has indirectly helped save hundreds of thousands of jobs [citation needed].

SNAP, in short, is public policy at its best. It not only helps those in need; it helps them help themselves. And it has done yeoman work in the economic crisis, mitigating suffering and protecting jobs at a time when all too many policy makers seem determined to do the opposite. So it tells you something that conservatives have singled out this of all programs for special ire.

Free to Be Hungry – NYTimes.com