And here comes the almighty uproar I predicted earlier this month, wherein House Democrats rage against Republicans’ obviously heartless proposal that ventures to cut the national food-stamp program by an utterly draconian five percent. The fact that enrollment in the food-stamp program has grown by seventy percent in the past five years — and the fact that the program is riddled with waste/fraud/abuse — and, oh yeah, the fact that deficit-spending and a metastisizing welfare state will do nothing to actually mitigate the growing problem of poverty — are evidently not relevant.

House Democrats are pressing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to back a robust food stamp program or risk a spike in hunger nationwide.

The Democrats characterize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as “our country’s most critical anti-hunger program,” and are calling on GOP leaders to scrap plans to cut funding by tens of billions of dollars in a letter sent to Boehner on Monday that was signed by every member of the caucus.