IIRC, republicans voted in favor of the last AG bill that permitted this - 2/3 of that budget was for food stamps.
Pubbies didn’t vote for Vilsack to pop off with a ridiculous statement like “for every 1.00$ spent on food stamps, 1.84$ is returned to the economy,”. Srsly, that is some effed up spin there. No, increasing food stamp rolls is a BAD thing. Only an insane person would assert something like that. Or a democrat of course. It’s INSANE either way.