There’s not a single good argument for cutting food stamps. The vast majority of recipients are children, elderly, disabled, or working poor. Food stamps are not only a moral necessity, they’re good for the economy: they’re #1 on the list of what economists call “automatic stabilizers,” so more than every cent the government puts into them comes back in stimulus.

No, what’s really underpinning this “debate” being pushed by conservatives (Republicans) is a huge lie: that black people are taking all your money. Which is ridiculous, because if they were, they wouldn’t be disproportionately poor and hungry. And also, of course, a lot more of the 16.6 million households on food stamps are white (48%) than black (26%) or Hispanic (21%).