Quote of the Day 7/20/2015

The inference here of course is that SNAP is somehow at odds with the principle of free markets. In fact, significant numbers of the working poor are eligible to receive SNAP assistance due precisely to the “normal functioning” of the “free labor market” where often full-time employment does not pay enough to feed a family.

-University of Tulsa economics professor Scott Carter, discussing recent derogatory comments concerning food stamps recipients posted on the Oklahoma Republican Party’s Facebook page (Source)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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