Found this post on the local “Whatcom Tea Party” Facebook site and just had to share it with you. Common sense is a rare commodity. If we had more of it we’d probably be closer to that Utopian vision that the collectivists passion for.
YiT ~ Shelly
- The US Senate has proudly announced renewal/passage of the "Farm Bill". For those are not already aware of this, the Farm Bill in its present form, has 80% of its funding dedicated to "food stamps." You know, those cards that keep getting used at casino's and fast food restaurants!
Couple of interesting quotes to think about:
The SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever.
Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed The Animals." They say that this is because the animals grow dependent on the handouts and become dependent on handouts rather than forage for themselves.
So, as Benjamin Franklin so wisely said it; "I am for doing good for the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it."
So how crazy are we to teach generations of people that they don't have to work to feed themselves or provide shelter for themselves? The government (that's you and me) have not only created the program, we have made dependency a way of life.