Colorado food banks have seen "a staggering increase in need," the Denver Post reported this week, and 12.2 percent of households "were categorized as food insecure in 2009."
The answer, according to Republican U.S. Representative Mike Coffman: cut off food stamps.
"The current food-stamp program is a contributor to childhood obesity, diabetes and learning disorders," he told the Post.
Right. Let the fatties starve.
And college scholarships cause people to get dumber and condoms cause STDs. Thanks for sage advice Mike. You are a Shmuck.
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