You do realize that the largest welfare program after Medicaid is food stamps, don’t you? When the program began in the 1970s, one out of every fifty American was on food stamps. That number is now one out of every seven Americans who are reliant on food stamps. A total of 46 million Americans are now on food stamps, an increase of 17 million just since 2008.
This recent dramatic increase is by design. From April 2010:
Last week, D.C. officials announced a major change in the income and assets limitations that will greatly expand the number of families that qualify for food stamps, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). These new standards are part of a nationwide effort promoted by the Obama administration to broaden the availability of food stamps amid one of the worst recessions in modern times.
On top of that, a pledge by Obama that flew pretty under the radar was to eliminate childhood hunger by 2015. What is one way to achieve that? Food stamps.
Let the propaganda campaign kick into gear.
The USDA went on a tear to make sure that food stamp recipients didn’t feel as though they were being stigmatized when using their government handouts. They had retailers put up signs, “‘We Welcome SNAP Benefits.” They also created a SNAP retailer locator, where fellow moocher could find which stores nearby accepted their stolen money.
They suggested that people host SNAP parties and play games like Bingo, to make others aware of the benefits and get your friends on the government dole as well.
They are running commercials, making it sound cool and normal to be on food stamps. In this commercial, going as far as to say that signing up for food stamps can make you look and feel your best. Being a moocher never looked so good!
So we’ve opened up access to this entitlement and promoted it as if it were something that is cool and normal. Seventeen million more Americans sign up in the last few years under Barack Obama and then all of the sudden, when you try to cut the budget for food stamps … you can’t do that! These people NEED this money! Democrat Jim Clyburn just yesterday said that cuts to SNAP programs would be an “abomination.” He says, “We all are trying to make a good future for our children, our grandchildren and our country and we know full well that in order for our kids to be educated properly they must be fed appropriately.” A future reliant on the government … that seems to be the American dream for many libs and proggies: Educated by the government, fed by the government, sheltered by the government, administered healthcare by the government … that is the Democrat vision of the American dream.
Now all the Democrats have to do is step up to a mic and say, “Vote for the Republicans and they’ll take away your food stamps!” See how quickly that happened?