I believe I’m becoming desensitized to massive stupidity. I should be shocked, but I’m not. This might have to be a whiskey night. I don’t think beer is going to cut it.
While spending on the food stamp program has increased 100 percent under President Barack Obama, the government continues to push more Americans to enroll in the welfare program.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has embraced entire promotional campaigns designed to encourage eligible Americans to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.
According to the USDA, greater food stamp usage can be an economic plus for states and communities.
“Every $5 in new SNAP benefits generates $9.20 in an additional community spending,” the USDA contends in their outreach guidance. “If the national participation rate rose five percentage points, 1.9 million more low-income people would have an additional $1.3 billion in benefits per year to use to purchase healthy food and $2.5 billion total in new economic activity would be generated nationwide.”
A pamphlet currently posted at the USDA website encourages local SNAP offices to throw parties as one way to get potentially eligible seniors to enroll in the program.
The ads have been running since March and are scheduled to continue through the end of June — at a cost of $2.5 million — $3 million, CNN Money reported Monday.
Nothing says party like increasing poverty!
Okay, let’s forget about the highly questionable practice of luring people in to become wards of the state. And, let’s forget the idea of spending money in an attempt to spend even more money.
But, once again, we see more of that absurdity about federal largess generating economic activity. If that’s the case, then simply put us all on food stamps and we’ll eat our way to prosperity! And, let’s also call BS on the other absurdity about allowing them to buy healthy food. That’s a lie. Foodstamp recipients can buy whatever food they wish to buy with their foodstamps. There are some nonsensical rules about what they can buy as far as being prepared or packaged, but healthy foods doesn’t come into play. They can buy cocoa-puffs and soda-pop and anything else they want.
But, the worst part of all of this is something not stated but implied. We actually have someone measuring success as how many people we can convince that they are too poor to do for themselves and need to live off of the federal teat.
WTF is wrong with these people? Maybe the captain was right, all there’s left to do is enjoy the decline. Poverty party!!!!
Woo Hooo!!!! Rocking with FoodStamps!!!