In 2009, the federal stimulus bumped food stamp benefits. The increase is now ending, proving that some reductions are possible. Still, 628,956 Oklahomans were on food stamps in August, a record number in a state with a relatively healthy economy.
The Obama administration often touts alleged national economic gains. Yet that message is undermined when liberals insist food stamp dependence should in no way decline or be reined in during what they claim is an economic recovery — especially when food stamps may actually be contributing to obesity harming the people the program is supposed to help.