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Food for thought

Updated: 2013-04-22T17:59:25Z

By DAVE HELLING

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts said once again Monday’s he’s worried about excessive spending for food stamps.

The Inspector General at USDA said there has not been an evaluation of $45 billion in food stamp spending as part of the stimulus.

“As we begin to mark-up a new farm bill, the debate should include reasonable reforms to food stamps,” Roberts’ release said. He’s proposed cutting $36 billion from food stamps over the next ten years.

Roberts’ campaign committee recently filed its first-quarter fundraising and spending report, which included the following purchases from campaign funds for meals:

Johnny’s Half Shell $649.61

La Lucia $654.05

Yard House Kansas City $160.72

Capital Grille $104

The Source Wolfgang Puck $76

Red Hot and Blue $100.75

The meals were for staff members. It isn’t clear if Roberts was among the diners.

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