In a sane world, use of the coercively financed “safety net” would be strongly discouraged, so that it is used only in cases of extreme necessity. In a world controlled by moonbats, bureaucrats are rewarded for hooking as many as they can on the most pernicious addictive drug known to mankind: government dependence.
In its quest to promote taxpayer-funded entitlement programs, the Obama Administration has actually rewarded one state with a $5 million bonus for its efficiency in adding food-stamp recipients to already bulging rolls.
It’s part of the administration’s campaign to eradicate “food insecure households” by improving access and increasing participation in the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Incidentally, the program was recently changed to SNAP to eliminate the stigma that comes with a name like food stamps. Just a few months ago the federal agency that administers the program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), launched a multi-million-dollar initiative to recruit more food-stamp participants even though the number of recipients has skyrocketed in the last few years.
The number will continue to skyrocket, and by design:
As if this weren’t bad enough, the feds are also giving the state a two-year grant to test an “innovative approach” to the food-stamp “client eligibility review process.” This will make it even easier for people to get food stamps because it grants state officials a waiver that allows them to grant the benefit without interviewing the candidate.
A “client” is what our bureaucratic overlords call a parasite feeding off the public teat. The more clients are recruited, the more powerful the government becomes.
If you want to see where this is leading, visit a housing project — or a hog farm. In “fundamentally transformed” America, the majority will wallow in their own filth in tiny pens, content to be bred for their votes because someone else pays for all the swill they can devour. Those who still work will do so as their slaves.
On a tip from AC.