46 million now on food stamps.
It’s pretty much impossible to NOT know somebody on EBT these days.
Baraq’s “new normal”
A local tv station got a digital file of where Indiana issued TANF cards were swiped in ATMs - NYC, Disney (Fl & CA), Vegas, Nevada brothels, Puerto Rico, etc etc.
What frustrates me are the conservatives who discuss going onto food stamps / SNAP “to bleed the beast”. If you are feeding yourself now, you should not get on the dole out of a misplaced righteousness. You teach your children that entitlements are an entitlement, while eroding your independence. And oppressive states have a depressing tendency to kill the parasites when they grow too numerous. We are not far from free contraceptives to mandatory ones if you are on the dole, or denied medical care if old and on the dole.
If you are Going Galt, don’t get SNAP. Plant a garden instead.