States get creative in circumventing federal cuts to food stamps
The moves by Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — with the possibility that more governors could follow — cheer social service advocates who say the deep recession and weak economic recovery have pounded low-income workers and the unemployed who rely on heating assistance and food stamps.
In surprise to no-one, the heritage foundation sees encroaching altruism everywhere:
“The extra money being spent is an artificial boost of an amount that a household is receiving, but they’re doing so though a scheme, basically,” said Rachel Sheffield, a policy analyst at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington.
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The irony in the ‘perspective’ from the Heritage Foundation is striking…..they long claimed charity is effective, as long as the ‘sourcing’ for the charity came from the private sector….the inherent evil they suggested lay in the muddled fantasy that bureaucracy equals immorality, or worse, tyranny….
Class warfare notwithstanding, their tactic here is to claim that charity is unethical and ineffective not due to the ‘sourcing’ but instead due to the ‘receiver’ of said charity as incapable of managing the increased income adequately.
And that is not entirely elitist?……..