Forbes Writer Claims SNAP Is Cruel, No Hunger Problem In US

No distended bellies or people dropping in the street? No hunger problem here!

Alrighty then. The short version of what Forbes columnist and Cato Institute official John Tamny had to say about food assistance to poor people:

On the December 17 edition of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Forbes columnist Tamny spoke to correspondent Jessica Williams about the $5 billion recently cut from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (commonly known as food stamps). Tamny told Williams, "If I were in control, I would abolish SNAP all together. I think food stamps are cruel." He added, "I don't think anyone is happy if they're reliant on someone else, if they're taking a handout."

Tamny argued that if people were "literally starving," a "massive outpouring of charity" would "make up for that fact":

He also earnestly argued that we would all know who was truly in need because the media would go out and film poor people starving in American streets.

Can we petition the Pope to smite these people?


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