Record food stamp enrollment defines Thanksgiving

by TERI WEBSTER, Examiner.com  |  published on November 22, 2012


A record number of Americans – nearly 50 million – will be using food stamps this year to buy turkeys, cranberry sauce and stuffing for their Thanksgiving dinners. The government shells out around $78 billion annually for food stamps, tying in with other efforts to shatter morale, create class warfare and encourage complacency.

Although the number of people on food stamps is expected to grow, that still doesn’t tell the entire story of just how poor our country is becoming.

Food pantries are struggling to meet the growing demand for assistance, a trend brought on by low-paying jobs and drought conditions that are driving up prices across the board. These community-based organizations are also seeing a cut in government food donations and that is limiting their ability to help people, according to Reuters. Requests for food baskets also increase around the holidays.

Talk show host Alex Jones has long warned that food stamps and other government programs are poverty traps designed to lull people into serfdom. People are highly delusional if they believe the government will take care of them, Jones says.

Insidiously, the government is drumming up recruits for food stamps while simultaneously making plans to cut funding for the program.

Over the summer, the U.S. Department of Agriculture spent $3 million on advertisements that encouraged people to apply for food stamps, officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In fact, the stated goal of the ad campaign was to get as many people as possible on the dole.

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