Government Assistance

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I saw on the news today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture counts more than 47 million people in its food stamp program — nearly one out of every seven Americans. In this particular news story they talked about the problem of people using government assistance to buy ipads and other luxury goods. It is much worse than that.

I know someone that manages a retail store that specializes in products for women. She told me that she has numerous employees that will only work a certain number of hours per week, because they do not want it to interfere with their government handouts. Girls who have the option to work more hours will not because then they would not be able to get financial assistance from our government. Apparently, to be on some government programs you are required to work a certain amount of hours…the problem lies in that a lot of people will do only the minimum required by the program, as opposed to working more and taking care of themselves. This is a huge problem

This store manager also told me of girls in college also refusing to work more hours because if they make too much then they will not get food stamps. Think about this, these people want to be taken care of by the government as opposed to taking care of themselves.

Many years ago our government put native Americans onto reservations supposedly with the intent of taking care of them, and that did not work out so well for them.

The quote “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, but teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.” is not exactly appropriate in the context of this article, because our government is creating a class of people that will not fish even if they know how to, because they also know that if they sit around and do nothing the government will come along and feed them.

So, in the early part of 2013 one of every seven Americans is receiving food stamps. If we the people do not change our philosophy on this, soon, how many more will be on food stamps by 2014? Then 2016? We must stop taking care of people that are unwilling to work and to start that, we must vote out politicians that believe in more and bigger government. Liberalism and Socialism will kill our country.

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