Did you know Minnesota had a Lieutenant Governor?
Gotta confess, I’d pretty much forgotten about Yvette Prosser Sorum. A long-time legislator from Duluth, she served Governor Dayton’s need for a politician with ovaries and a relentlessly party-line record, to try to shore up DFL support after defying the DFL endorsement process and beating Margaret Anderson-Kelliher.
Wait – it’s Yvonne Prettner Solon? Whew. That coulda been embarrassing.
But not as embarrassing as this bit here, where our “Lieutenant Govenror” tries to talk economics:
Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon said the governor’s office wants all who are eligible to enroll in the program, which not only ensures Minnesotans have enough to eat and be healthy, but also helps the state’s economy.
“Every dollar of use of the SNAP program, there’s $1.73 that’s generated for our economy, which helps our grocery stores,” Prettner Solon said. “It helps our farmers. It helps everybody along the food supply chain.”
That’s right – food stamps help the economy!
Because the money that goes into food stamps comes from unicorns, brought to us in golden boxes.
It’s not like anyone had to pay for those food stamps (and the administrators who , well, administrate them) out of money taken from what they or their business had earned, right?
Well, not in DFL world, anyway.
This is a DFLer’s education at work.