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19 Lugar clearly saw food stamps as the safety net of last resort; if people no longer had access to welfare benefits, they would still be able to obtain food. Food stamps would serve as a final layer of protection in the midst of broad-based policy change. Recognizing the huge change in a program that dated back to the Social Security Act of 1935, Lugar and others proposed that retaining food stamps in its current form “was especially valuable given the transition to a new welfare system in the states.
729. 0003 3 Big Government Conservatism, Expanding and Reframing Food Stamps: George W. Bush, Welfare Reform and the 2002 Farm Bill Abstract: George W. Bush was elected to the presidency in 2000 with a vision of compassionate conservatism. Attention has been devoted to his supply side fiscal policy and his expansionist foreign policy. However, less attention has been devoted to his social policy, particularly his expansion of the Food Stamp program. The 2002 Farm Bill, espoused and advocated by George W.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004). Ronald King. ” Political Science Quarterly 114, 3 (Fall 1999): 359–385. Marianne Bitler and Hilary Hoynes. ” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2 (Fall 2010): 71–147. Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson. ” Politics & Society 38, 2 (2010): 152–204. See King, Budgeting Entitlements, for an excellent and thorough discussion. King, “Welfare Reform”, 359. Ibid. , 360. ” Public Papers of the President. January 23, 1996. King, Budgeting Entitlements, 205. Ibid.