Monday, September 23, 2013

An Explanation of Why Republicans Are the Way They are

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman puts it this way:

"SNAP [food stamps], in short, is public policy at its best. It not only helps those in need; it helps them help themselves. And it has done yeoman work in the economic crisis, mitigating suffering and protecting jobs at a time when all too many policy makers seem determined to do the opposite. So it tells you something that conservatives have singled out this of all programs for special ire.

" Even some conservative pundits worry that the war on food stamps, especially combined with the vote to increase farm subsidies, is bad for the G.O.P., because it makes Republicans look like meanspirited class warriors. Indeed it does. And that’s because they are."

"Meanspirited"? Yes. They. Are.


  1. Krugman is great at hitting the nail on the head. Indeed he has again.

  2. Krugman is good at hitting the nail on the head, indeed he has again.