Heard on the Hill

The Gospel According to Steve Stockman

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.

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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.

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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.