Whoever thinks Food Stamps (or SNAP) are handouts is a fool. Or a bigot. Or both. As Paul Krugman explains (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/opinion/krugman-hunger-games-usa.html?hp&_r=0) the SNAP was meant to provide VERY basic necessities for those who are in financial trouble. It is not a license to luxury. Anyone who feels otherwise can try living off of $134 per month.
Paul Krugman is right – this goes way beyond hypocrisy.
Also, how come subsidies to the poor are deemed ‘handouts’ but Corporate subsidies for big businesses are supposed to be ‘good for the economy and for society’?