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Food Stamps: Policy or Political Payoff

lehigh69 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 1:51 PM
Blacks and latinos (and latinas) are disproportionately represented in taxpayer funded charity programs. One consequence of this dependency is the widespread destruction of the black family unit. Obviously, "dependency does not discriminate by race." However, multi-generational dependency produces little (or nothing) of value to society as a whole. Even your parents undoubtedly hope you will one day move out of their basement and attempt living on your own.

In an early strategic preparation for the struggle to avoid the fiscal cliff, the president and several Democratic luminaries decided to redefine as essential several entitlement programs. In an old fashioned way of manipulating the public, they began to redefine commonly held beliefs. In the interest of time, we will share only one example.

Last December, Newark Mayor Cory Booker spent a much-publicized week trying to live the life of a food stamp recipient. And after a nationwide media tour, we learned many valuable lessons. First of all, we learned that giving up your daily Starbucks causes headaches, and leftovers are...