80 million people receive checks from the federal government in the form of entitlements. This post is not about the folks who have earned it or are truly disabled and need it. This post is about the lazy people who refuse to work and abuse the system.
A record 44.7 million people — or 1 in 7 Americans — were on food stamps last year. But does that make Barack Obama the “food stamp president?”
Newt Gingrich once again slapped that label on Obama during a South Carolina debate Monday night, saying: “The fact is that more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history.”
The food stamp rolls have swelled more under Obama’s tenure than under his recent predecessors. Also, his 2009 Recovery Act allowed even more people to sign up.
The number of people in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has soared to an average 44.7 million in fiscal 2011, up 33% from fiscal 2009. Obama’s stimulus act made it easier for childless, jobless adults to qualify for the program and increased the monthly benefit by about 15% through 2013.
In fiscal 2011, the federal government spent more than $75 billion on food stamps, which provided an average monthly benefit of $133.85 a month, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s up from $34.6 billion at the end of fiscal 2008, when recipients collected an average benefit of $102.19.
My message to those who are capable of working but choose to be lazy and abuse the system I say this: Redistributing the wealth is straight from chapter 2 of the communist manifesto.
It is also the heart and soul of Obama’s plan for America’s transformation…
How can anyone call himself an American and vote for a man who plans to fundamentally change the free market enterprise system to a system that out founders died fighting against?
Why don’t you find a shot of pride, man up, stop being a victim, get on your feet and do something with your life besides being a leech? If you can’t find a job, do something to give back to your community by doing volunteer work.
My grandfather always told me “where there is a will, there is a way.”- JAN MORGAN