No, really……. a Food Stamp Friday!!!!
A nightclub in Montgomery, Ala. is raising eyebrows by hosting a “Food Stamp Friday” party on April 6 that seems to glamorize life on the federal government’s food assistance program.
An invitation for the April 6 party obtained by The Daily Caller tells patrons of the Rose Supper Club in North Montgomery that the Friday night cover charge will be just $5 if a “food stamp card” is shown upon arrival.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) was designed for Americans living at near-poverty levels.
According to the flashy, postcard-size flier advertising the party, there will be “free shots at the door.” The announcement’s artwork mimics an Electronic Benefit Transfer card, the debit card used by Americans to redeem their SNAP benefits.
Glamorizing federal assistance bothers some who have seen the posters.
“I just don’t understand how they are promoting this without anyone saying anything about it,” Stephanie Pope, a Montgomery resident who has seen the fliers in gas stations, told TheDC.
Orlando Rogers, an employee who answered the telephone at the Rose on Thursday, confirmed that the “Food Stamp Friday” party is taking place at the venue next month.
So, I’m busting my a$$ barely treading water, thinking of all sorts of schemes to come up with some extra cash and people who I’m helping provide for have enough disposable income for an entrepreneur to come up with a promotional special to get them in on what is probably the biggest or second biggest evening of the week for night clubs.
WTF?? Do these people need assistance or not? Or, are we simply covering a silly food expense so people can have enough money to go out and have some good times on our dime?
And the scumbags in congress cry every time someone suggests cuts in our entitlement programs. Obviously, some of the money provided isn’t needed, but merely wanted.