Thursday, January 26, 2012

Don't We Need a Food Stamp Prez?

In defense of Obama, Frank J. Fleming observes:
Obama tried to get everyone jobs — he even had the surefire plan of spending hundreds of billions of dollars in stimulus money — but it turns out, making lots of new jobs is really, really hard. Who knew?
But Obama was easily able to relax the requirements for receiving food stamps and increase the program’s benefits. So now if you can’t get a job, it doesn’t matter, because you still get to eat.

But how do people react to seeing millions more on food stamps? It’s not the logical, “Yay — look at all the new people I get to help with my tax dollars!” No, it’s irrational yelling about all the extra people dependent on government. To which I ask: What’s so wrong with being dependent on government?
Of all the things to depend on, isn’t government the smartest choice? You could depend on yourself, but come on. You know yourself; you fail all the time. You could depend on your friends and family, but they’d eventually get sick of you. But government will always love you and always be there. Long after you’re dead and forgotten, there will be government . . . .

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