Henry Olsen at the National Review goes off on House Republicans:
The conservative war on food stamps is the most baffling political move of the year. Conservatives have suffered for years from the stereotype that they are heartless Scrooge McDucks more concerned with our money than other people’s lives. Yet in this case, conservatives make the taking of food from the mouths of the genuinely hungry a top priority. What gives? And why are conservatives overlooking a far more egregious abuse of taxpayer dollars in the farm bill?
They may have suffered from the stereotype of being greedy bastards, but it has rarely lost them an election. I’m hard-pressed to think of a candidate who was defeated by campaigning against a government program, even one that benefits the people who vote for him or her.
HT Andrew Sullivan.