Obviously, with a divided Congress and a Democratic president, there's no chance these food-stamp cuts will become law.
The other argument one sometimes hears concerns the dreadful curse of food-stamp fraud.
For stores like Walmart, which sells groceries and other goods to the same customers, the food-stamp cut will be a double-whammy.
Williams gets booed when he says that Gingrich calling Obama “the food-stamp president” is belittling.
Voter fraud, Medicaid fraud, food-stamp fraud…Somehow, in Republican America, only poor people and blacks commit fraud.
But this is the first seven-month period in recent memory in which the number of food-stamp recipients actually fell.
Bill Simon, president and chief executive of Walmart U.S., last month (PDF) downplayed the potential threat of food-stamp cuts.
The company has noticed a trend in which people line up to shop at Walmart right when their food-stamp benefits load.
Meanwhile, the number of food-stamp recipients has soared to 46 million.
When Williams pressed him on his references to Obama as the “food-stamp president,” the audience booed.