The politics of food stamps
In poor neighborhoods across the country grocery stores are mobbed at the beginning of the month and deserted the rest of the time. People get their food stamp allotment and spend it, there is very little left if any left at the end of the month. One sixth of the population is on food stamps, so we are talking billions of dollars in retail sales.
So why are Kroger, Safeway, Shop Rite, Walmart, et al so complacent about the politics of food stamps? Certainly this is about needy families who are being made to suffer because of political hubris, but it also about gross sales for some of America's biggest corporations. So why don't they care?
I realize the passion for kick-the-poors amongst the 1%, but how can they fail to comprehend their own interests in this matter? They hate the poor that much? They are that eager to cut their nose to spite their face?
I don't understand.