I happened upon this satirical video from late 2011 and sadly there is still truth in its essential message. Now, if you want to call me a racist, feel free, but this is what the welfare nanny-state creates.
Just remember that under the Obama administration there has been an explosion of food stamp recipients — who get an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. We’ve seen an incredible expansion of EBT card acceptance and usage — far from the original intent of the Food Stamp Act.
You see, this is how liberal government works. A program is begun with good intentions, then politicians realize they can leverage the benefit for votes. It is the ultimate bribery scheme. Subsequently, fear and coercion is used against opposition – as we saw Republican Senator Thad Cochran do to his opposition in Mississippi — to scare blacks into believing these benefits will be taken away by those “mean ol’ Conservatives.”
The safety net has truly become a hammock, all at the expense of hardworking American middle-income families who are watching their wages dwindle and small business owners who were told, “you didn’t build that.”
To paraphrase Lady Margaret Thatcher, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” With a misconceived sense of benevolence, progressive socialists make the populace believe they truly care, when in all actuality this is about the subjugation and destruction of the individual will. Why work? After all, as the singer says, “all you gotta do is ooh-ooh and nine months later, you got the big bucks.”
This is one of the fundamental differences between progressive socialists and constitutional conservatives: economic enslavement vs economic empowerment.
This week as you’re driving around, make a mental note of how many places where you see EBT cards accepted – I doubt they are many in Martha’s Vineyard. The progressive socialist vision is to create more victims. The American way of life is about making victors.