The Obama Regime excels in one area that is crucial to Democrats’ long-term prospects: expanding the number of government dependents. Particular success has been seen with food stamps, where Obama has increased the number of supplicants from 32 million in 2009 to 48 million in November 2012. But even here, the private sector is out front of sluggish Big Government:
Pet Food Stamps is a New York-based nonprofit that helps pet owners who can’t afford to support their animal friends.
“The Pet Food Stamps program … has been created to fill the void in the United States Food Stamp program which excludes the purchase of pet food and pet supplies. In these rough economic times, many pet owners are forced to abandon their beloved pet to the ASPCA, North Shore Animal League or other animal shelters due to the inability to pay for their basic food supply and care,” the organization’s website explains.
For now the assistance comes from independent retailer PetFoodDirect. But once free pet food comes to be seen as an entitlement, funding will be put on a coercive basis. There’s always more money, so long as the printing presses keep churning.
On tips from Stormfax, Wiggins, Ummah Gummah, and Lyle.