Quote of the day

“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…Why are conservatives overlooking a far more egregious abuse of taxpayer dollars in the farm bill?”

Henry Olsen on crop insurance in the National Review. Crop insurance costs taxpayers more than $8.6 billion a year and goes mostly to farmers making over $250,000.