According to Rep. David Obey:
We were told we have to offset every damn dime of [new teacher spending]. Well, it ain’t easy to find offsets, and with all due respect to the administration their first suggestion for offsets was to cut food stamps. Now they were careful not to make an official budget request, because they didn’t want to take the political heat for it, but that was the first trial balloon they sent down here. … Their line of argument was, well, the cost of food relative to what we thought it would be has come down, so people on food stamps are getting a pretty good deal in comparison to what we thought they were going to get.
Dear Fucking White House,
At the risk of unduly adding to “liberal lamentations unhinged from historical context or contemporary political realities,” I’d recommend someone on your staff taking a crash course in biology, or perhaps taking a quick peek at Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. The un-fed are not the self-actualizers you might think. Fuck you very much.
A Lacrimose Liberal