Ira Stoll on How the GOP Food Stamp Bill Will Increase Government Spending


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Don't believe everything you read in The New York Times. As Ira Stoll reveals, the food stamp bill passed by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives earlier this month, widely criticized for supposedly cutting the nutrition assistance program to the poor, would actually raise spending over the next decade by 57 percent, to $725 billion from the $461.7 billion that was spent on the program in the last decade.