In relation to the question concerning the “economic stimulus package”, “Why not food stamps?“, Megan “Friend to the Poor” McArdle muses:
The poor don’t need more food. Obesity is a problem for the poor in America; except for people who are too screwed up to get food stamps (because they don’t have an address), food insufficiency is not.
Hey, Megan, you glibertarian asscheesemonger! Obesity is a particular problem for the poor in this country because of monstrous government subsidies to the high-fructose corn syrup industry. This ensures that the cheapest food available to the poor is this fucking poison, guaranteed to fatten them up. Increasing poor people’s food budgets through food stamps will allow them to afford decent, healthy food, instead of cheap feed used by ranchers to fatten their cattle.
This is from Megan’s bio:
Megan McArdle was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and yes, she does enjoy her lattes, as well as the occasional extra dry skim milk cappuccino.
Words just fucking fail.