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August 16, 2011

Obama's Ag Secretary: We Do Have a Jobs Program. It's Called "Food Stamps."

I think six campaign commercials just began filming.

When you open your mouth, Vilsack, is it a constant surprise to you to hear the sorts of things that come tumbling out?

This isn't just a throwaway joke. This quote will be hanged around this administration's neck.

For every other president, having millions of people on food stamps was considered an economic failure. A necessary extension of humanity towards the poor, of course, but a clear representation of the failure in fostering what the poor really need -- job creation.

This administration now tries to spin the ultimate failure as a genuine success.

The only problem here is that there is no clean quote where Vilsack claims food stamps are putting people to work -- the reporter asks the question about one in seven people being on food stamps, and then Vilsack claims it's "putting people to work," but the statement is thus contained partly in a question.

But we sure the hell can paraphrase.

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