04 Mar '12, 5am

Minnesota Legislator Discusses Food Stamps: Please Don't Feed The Animals | Care2 Causes

Minnesota Legislator Discusses Food Stamps: Please Don't Feed The Animals | Care2 Causes

Here we go again. A Minnesota state representative, discussing the expansion of people using food stamps, tries to illustrate her point that the program creates dependency by quoting an “ironic” story a “friend” sent her. As Bluestem Praire reports , Minnesota Republican Representative Mary Franson said, “Last week, we worked on some welfare reform bills.And here, it’s kind of ironic, I’ll read you this little funny clipped that we got from a friend. It says, ‘Isn’t it ironic that the food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever. Meanwhile, the Park Service, also part of the Department of Agriculture, asks us to please not feed the animals, because the animals may grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves.” Franson has since apologized to “those offended at the video,” but it’...

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