I’m not sure who at Forbes thought it was a good idea to send columnist John Tamny to the “Daily Show”.

According to Tamny, he would totally abolish the food stamp program because “food stamps are cruel.”

“I don’t think anyone is happy if they are relying on someone else,” he told “Daily Show” correspondent Jessica Williams.

“I think if people were literally starving, you would see a massive outpouring of charity,” Tamny continued.

To pique her curiosity and disgust even further, Williams asked, “What does ‘literally starving’ look like?”

“This is going to come off the wrong way,” replied Tamny, “But I guess it’s where literally people have distended bellies (does hand motion to demonstrate a protruding stomach) where they’re getting almost nothing. We don’t hear about the poor in this country starving on the streets.”

Dude. No.

“I wonder if there are any programs currently in place that are preventing people from starving in the streets,” said Williams.

“I wonder too, I haven’t heard of any of them, something tells me they don’t exist, but I’ve certainly not heard of any such program,” said Tamny.

“If you’re going to be poor, this is the country you want to be poor in,” a oblivous Tamny stated.

Tamny has a serious case of affluenza.

Peep the hilarious, yet sad, clip below:


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  • Tristan Taylor

    I am loving everything by Jessica Williams right now.

  • BeanBean

    I love Jessica, she really needs her own show!!! It’s sad some ‘conservatives’ won’t be happy until the poor in America look like something from a Feed The Children commercial. Yes a few stupid people abuse food stamps, but the overwhelming majority truly need them to feed their families, and they work hard!

  • Elle

    Saturday Night Live should draft Jessica Williams. Both SNL & the Daily Show film in NYC. She could do both.