As hard-working Americans across economic lines are forced to survive on less and less during Obama’s all-out assault on prosperity, leftist are up in arms over extremely modest cuts in welfare checks.
According to reports, the unsustainably dense population of food stamp recipients will see an average drop of between $20 and $25 per month in their so-called benefits.
Celia Cole, the hyperbolic CEO of the Texas Food Bank Network, explained that the organization is counting down the days until each government dependent in the nation “gets a little hungrier.”
A family of four, receiving the maximum monthly payout of $668, will now get $643, which Cole apparently sees as one of our greatest injustices.
“This cut will be the equivalent of taking away 14 meals per month for a family of four, or 11 meals for a family of three,” she said, contending that legislators responsible should feel “the shame that they’re doing something wrong.”
Cole joins a chorus of leftists engaging in the false argument that fiscal conservatives are evil for suggesting we make desperately needed cuts to our runaway spending. If anything, these cuts are far too insignificant to offset the rampant waste for which the federal government has become known.
No one is advocating the starvation of America’s poor; however, the political left has long encouraged families to rely on a monthly government check instead of their own resourcefulness and skill. Since welfare has become a way of life for a large percentage of the population, fewer producers exist to support more consumers.
These real economic considerations have no bearing on the utopian worldview of those who favor a nanny state and unfettered social program spending. Likewise, these vacuous talking heads rarely address the reduced standard of living among those not feeding at the government trough.
As Americans continue to see their hours cut in advance of the looming Obamacare fiasco, and increasing taxes take a bigger bite out of their paychecks, it becomes difficult to muster sympathy for a 3.7 percent decrease in “free” money.
A nation as historically blessed and prosperous as America should absolutely have a safety net in place for those unable to provide for themselves; unfortunately, too many in today’s culture treat it like a hammock.