So we've doubled the amount of money we spend on food stamps and we have record numbers of Americans that rely on the government for their food. I wonder which way the vote.
Both political parties, since neither wants to get rid of SNAP?
When you don't work and get your income from the government (who gets its money from taxpayers) then there is no incentive to look for work.
You've got it. That's why you don't work, right? Oh, right, you work because you're wholly a motivated person. It has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that said "income from the government" is at best a meager amount barely capable of supporting a person and that most jobs pay better than that--because even though the average "income from the government" is over minimum wage, that's a factor that is heavily skewed by urban recipients having a higher cost of living and hence higher "income" (read, project housing) figured into the "income", but then urban areas inherently have to pay more than minimum wage precisely for that higher cost of living reason.
Have some kids, collect some checks, and don't ever look for work. And with all the unemployment and record food stamp usage both parties are now talking about letting millions of illegal immigrants into this country and legalizing the ones that are already here.
Of course. It has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the US has a changing demographic because (a) there's now a lot of legal hispanic immigrants, (b) a lot of illegal hispanic immigrants, and (c) hispanic immigrants tend to have more kids on average which all basically begs for politicians to, in some fashion, address the question of immigration policy. But, sure, it's all about the short-term spike in unemployment and food stamps...
And of course cue the screaming. "Corporate welfare is worse than individual welfare". They are both a major drain on society. And individual welfare is now a record drain. There's no incentive to succeed anymore. There's no incentive for personal responsibility.
So true. That's why no one works. Oh, right, that's obviously false at so many levels.
You can have six kids out of wedlock and be rewarded by the state with free food and housing. This happens on such a massive scale that we lose billions annually creating a system that encourages broken homes, unwanted children, and bastard children with no future as productive citizens.
Two obvious things. One, no one wants to have six kids in today's American society because six kids, even trying to be really, really negligent, still is a pretty full-time job. But, yea, nothing about raising kids is important for society so fuck that. Two, "bastard children with no future as productive citizens"? Did you just drop out of a time warp from the 1700s? "Bastard children" were and are such a fucking common thing throughout history and the very nothing that they, as a rule, have "no future as productive citizens" is such utter bullshit that I honestly can't imagine how you can think such a thing. Why? Because due to automation a "productive citizen" is now days most often a person who does an incredibly menial task of little sophistication that a trained chimp could do.
That is, instead of having a view of this as some sort of utopia where so few people are needed to actually work and the people who do work have such easy jobs, you want to begrudge upon people such horrible filth out of some backwards view of heredity and the importance of being a "productive" "citizen", both of which are increasingly becoming subjective terms. And I wonder, do you begrudge that "productive" workers want to be paid above said "drain"s on society? Do you begrudge all the illegals who can't become "citizens" become some bastardly quota system?
Really, before you go around dismissing people, why don't you prove that *you* are a "productive [citizen]" who is worth the sort of consideration you obviously are unwilling to show when it's so much easier to just play up stereotypes and hyperbole.