Over 100 million Americans are receiving welfare assistance. That’s a third of the country and it doesn’t include Social Security and Medicare. The number is expanding rapidly with Food Stamps growing 70% since 2007 (over 5% so far in 2012).
It’s sad to see so many depending on Uncle Sugar. Bad news for Americans is happy news for the Democrats and Obama because they know these government dependents will continue to vote for more government. It has almost become without stigma to be on the government dole, especially food stamps. Of course, most states no longer issue “coupons” and they certainly don’t supply food staples. They give out something that looks just like a credit card. Even conservative Texas does it.
In fact, Obama is doing his best to add to the welfare rolls. All on his own, without input from Congress (illegally?), Obama has made it possible for the states (mostly the big blue states) to remove the work requirement put in place by the Republicans in the 1996 welfare reform which was signed by a squealing Bill Clinton. Maybe Obama was just fulfilling that Clinton promise to fix the bill after he signed it. Nah, 16 years later this is nothing more than Obama hoping to create more life long Democrats.