And all of these comments are exactly why it's difficult to engage conservatives on serious topics. It either meets with insults about my low morals and desire to take from others, or outright racist comments that assume every conversation about social programming is an attempt to push some anti-white, leftist agenda. The fact that I find intellectual and moral credibility in the stance that we are better off caring for the poorest in our society does not mean that I have questionable motives. If you can cogently address the problem of social programming using actual evidence, and not resorting to the right wing narrative without support, I'd love to see it...
Under President Obama the participation rate in the food stamp program has skyrocketed—one in seven Americans now receives food stamps. To keep up with the demands of the burgeoning program, spending has thus “doubled from roughly $39 billion in 2008 to an estimated $85 billion in 2012,” and nearly quadrupled since 2000. According to Heritage, “Today, the food stamps program is one of the largest and the fastest growing of the roughly 80 welfare programs funded by the federal government.” With that said, brace yourself for Breitbart’s findings: “The number of individuals on food stamps now exceeds the...
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