Newt Gingrich may have allowed his war on food stamps to die down, but Minnesota State Rep. Mary Franson is pushing the issue full steam ahead, The Republican legislator recently compared people who use the government assistance program to wild animals. Huffington Post reports:

In a message to constituents last week, Republican Minnesota State Rep. Mary Franson seemed to compare food stamp recipients to wild animals.

Franson’s speech began by giving good news to the people of Minnesota’s District 11B about a surplus in the state budget. Then Franson decided to read “this funny little quote we got from a friend.”

“Isn’t it ironic that the food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever,” Franson said. “Meanwhile, the Park Service, also part of the Department of Agriculture, asks us to please not feed the animals, because the animals may grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves.”

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