Number of Americans on federal food aid explodes to over 100 million
by: J. D. Heyes
Friday, July 12, 2013
If you’re one of the nation’s dwindling number of taxpayers, you’re probably not going to care much for this story. But you need to read it anyway, because hopefully it will spur you to jump head-first into the political process (if you’re not involved already) and demand some answers (and, more importantly, a solution) from those responsible.
Most Americans are charitable but at the same time, we hate being taken for suckers. That’s what makes the U.S. Welfare State so controversial; on the one hand, we want to help when those of us stricken with a bout of misfortune need a temporary helping hand to get back on their feet. The key words, however, are temporary and need – concepts which are being redefined on purpose to expand the Welfare State, and for purely diabolically political purposes.
To wit: New government data indicates that the number of Americans now receiving taxpayer-subsidized food assistance has grown to 101 million, which is roughly one-in-three of us (the current U.S. population estimate just over 316 million).
One-in-three on some form of food assistance – are you proud, America?