By Douglas V. Gibbs
The New York Times proclaimed proudly how wonderful it is that we have a food stamp program in America. As food stamp usage soars to record numbers, the Times proudly proclaimed, "a program once scorned as a failed welfare scheme now helps feed one in eight Americans and one in four children."
The Leftists of the New York Times don't seem to get it. The increased use of the food stamp program is not something that should be celebrated, but something that should raise concern. While they are excited that more people are joining the culture of dependency upon the government, as if an increase in slavery to the federal government is a good thing, the increased number of people using food stamps tells me that Obama is further destroying the economy, and that the leftists are getting what they desire: The eventual complete transformation of America into a welfare state from sea to shining sea.
Charities are suffering, and welfare is increasing. It's a liberal wet dream, and evidence that the destruction of the economy, and the expansion of the welfare state, is by design. They claim they are trying to fix the old problem of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, but that is exactly what the Democrats are causing. More Americans are joining the food stamp lines, and more politicians are lining their pockets.
Hope and Change is exactly what Obama promised: he hoped to change America into the new Soviet Socialist Republic.
I still don't get the New York Times. How can they be proud that food stamp usage is on the rise?
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