July 10, 2012
Pride Goeth Awayeth, Before Obamunism
What price pride?
Too much, evidently, for the Obamunists; pride gets in the way of the utopia of universal welfare, as does innovation, paying your own way, and self-reliance:
The USDA has adopted a range of strategies and programs designed to bring more people to SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- it's a snap! -- DaH], including taking on “pride.” A 2011 Hunger Champions Award document reveals that local assistance offices have been rewarded for "counteracting" pride and pushing more people to sign up for benefits.
The Ashe County Department of Social Services in Jefferson, N.C., for example, received a "Gold" award for confronting "mountain pride" and increasing food stamp participation by 10 percent.
Thank goodness we're finally dumping that wretched individualism into the dustbin of history, and encouraging a new American culture of parasitism, rent-seeking, and looting! Besides, food stamps, welfare, poverty subsidies, theft, corruption, bath salts, and begging in the streets are all proven methods of stimulating the economy (via the argument by endless and angry assertion):
The USDA also claims increasing food stamp participation is an economic stimulus.
"Outreach and education are powerful tools in overcoming barriers to SNAP participation. Even a small increase in SNAP participation can have a substantial impact," USDA continues. "If the national participation rate rose 5 percentage points, 1.9 million more low-income people would have an additional $1.3 billion in benefits per year to use to purchase healthy food and $2.5 billion total in new economic activity would be generated nationwide."
That being so, shouldn't we forgo future Obamic "stimulus packages," and instead simply send books of food stamps to every American, living and dead? Surely that would be the most simulating stimulus ever!
Here's more acolytic public-assistance enthusiasm from President Foodstamp's kitchen cabinet:
While spending on the food stamp program has increased 100 percent under President Barack Obama, the government continues to push more Americans to enroll in the welfare program.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has embraced entire promotional campaigns designed to encourage eligible Americans to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.
A pamphlet currently posted at the USDA website encourages local SNAP offices to throw parties as one way to get potentially eligible seniors to enroll in the program.
“Throw a Great Party. Host social events where people mix and mingle,” the agency advises. “Make it fun by having activities, games, food, and entertainment, and provide information about SNAP. Putting SNAP information in a game format like BINGO, crossword puzzles, or even a ‘true/false’ quiz is fun and helps get your message across in a memorable way.”
If Barack "Trillion-Dollar Taxman" Obama is reelected, get ready for Abortion Adventure Cruises, "Things Go Bitter With Koch"® Klambakes, and government-sponsored Race Hate Play Dates.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask rather what you can do for Obamunism. And party-on, dude!
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, July 10, 2012, at the time of 3:03 AM
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The goal is to spend $5 for every $1 given out.
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