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March 30, 2010

Colleges Help Big Government Expand Food Stamp Rolls

Posted by Dave Blount at March 30, 2010 10:55 AM

Who says students never learn any useful job skills in school? In the age of Hopey Change, the job skill that will do young people most good is learning how to sponge off our socialist government. So universities have been instructing students on how to sign up for Food Stamps. For example:

Portland State University devotes a page on its Web site to explaining the ease with which students can receive benefits, along with instructions on how to apply. The school says food stamps are not charity but rather a benefit all honest taxpaying citizens can afford. The U.S. Department of Agriculture renamed food stamps the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2008, instituted electronic debit cards instead of coupons, and began an aggressive push to expand eligibility.

The goal of Big Government is to get as many people as possible reliant on the State for handouts provided at the expense of others. This is why it has been pushing so hard to get people who clearly don't need them to use Food Stamps. After all, the purpose of government handouts isn't to help the poor; if our rulers wanted that, they would stop killing jobs with confiscatory taxes and excessive regulations. The purpose is to reduce us to farm animals, who are content to wallow in a fenced-in sty so long as the farmer brings us free slop. Our liberal education establishment is only too happy to help.

On a tip from Carmen.