It was a joke from the start but under the current administration, it just got grossly pathetic.
Obama administered the drug (food stamps) and the Department of Agriculture, along with a complicit Congress, slapped on the cotton and Band Aid (funding).
There were warning signs for this debacle, years in the making. Some critics actually shouted from the mountaintops that Obama’s Progressive view of the world would work feverishly to increase American dependency on the government. As many of them were fond of saying, “This was purposed,” meaning this increase in food stamps, welfare, unemployment benefits, and other giveaways was meant to bankrupt America.
And it nearly worked! Well, if you think MORE food stamps means it “worked.”
“The number of food stamps recipients went up by 10.7 million people, a 32 percent jump, since President Obama took office in 2009, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA).
In 2009, 33,490,000 people received food stamp benefits. As of October 2016, the last month reported for FY 2016, 44,219,123 people received food stamp benefits, an increase of about 10,729,000.
The U.S. population as of October 1, 2016 was 324,607,826, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Therefore, the 44,219,123 people on food stamps represented 13.6 percent of the population.”
With the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) it was pretty obvious where the Leftist agenda was leading. Food stamps rising at this alarming rate is dangerous for the country and it’s downright cruel to the recipients because it perpetuates generational dependency on the government.
This trend must be reversed for the good of the children in poverty, so that their future is assuredly brighter and more independent. They need to understand that Cloward and Piven is not an ice cream maker with 31 flavors.
Liberals have never understood the extremely apt adage, “If you give a man a fish…”