Ag Secretary Joe Vilsack believes the food stamp program is good for the economy and creates jobs.
1/7 Americans are currently on the food stamp program (I think it's more like 1/6) but either way, it appears the logic used by Secretary Vilsack would indicate that the more Americans on the program the better. He also claims every dollar spent on food stamps creates $1.84 into the economy. Whether or not this "stimulus" has taken into account the bureaucratic cost of running the program is unclear.
What is clear is that JP Morgan, the largest provider of the food stamp program, is doing quite well financially on it due in part to outsourcing the processing of the program to India.