The Gospel According to Steve Stockman
Posted at 5:14 p.m. on Aug. 7
In one of those rare occasions when he (and his staff) were not totally consumed with flat out busting President Barack Obama’s chops, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, decided to drop a little science on his Twitter flock on Wednesday.
The outspoken Texas Republican — which is to say his type-happy spokesman Donny Ferguson — took to social media to debunk that pesky old world hunger myth, pinning the “problem” not on production issues but on lackluster market opportunities. (Dear starving people: it’s not that you’re life-threateningly poor, it’s that supply-side economists haven’t quite gotten to you — yet.)
Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., apparently couldn’t resist twisting Stockman’s philosophic statement into a teachable moment.
We have no doubt there’s plenty of red meat here for fiscal junkies to sink their teeth into.
But even us non-accounting types know a delicious Twitter fight when we see one.