Lucy, a 32 year old an Austin welfare recipient called into Austin’s Morning News to brag that she gets so much welfare money and “benefits” she can stay home and smoke weed. She gets $550.00 for rent $425.00 for food stamps, $150.00 for electric, free cell phone, $100.00 for water, and even Christmas presents for her three kids. “Why should I work?” she asked. She’s married, but her husband rarely works. “He doesn’t really see the need for it”, she said.
Via Zero Hedge:
“…To all you workers out there preaching morality about those of us who live on welfare… can you really blame us? I get to sit around all day, visit my friends, smoke weed.. and we are still gonna get paid, on time every month…”
She said “taxpayers are the fools.”
This will probably be the most depressing thing you hear all day.
Welcome to ObamAmerica.
Obama, who is touting the taxpayer-funded program as a fiscal engine that helps boost the economy, claims in a report released this week that SNAP participation and spending will fall significantly as America recovers from tough financial times.
If only that were true.
Since Obama signed into law the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provided close to $45.2 billion in additional SNAP benefits over four years, the national unemployment rate has dropped from 8.3 percent to 7.3 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Yet the number of people who take advantage of SNAP and the money allocated for the program continue to skyrocket every year.
In 2008, the year Obama was first elected president, close to $37.5 billion was spent on SNAP, with 28.2 million Americans and 12.7 million households participating.Funding set aside for SNAP has more than doubled since Obama was elected president.
Funding for SNAP more than doubled to $78.4 billion in 2012, and this year is on pace to surpass that total.
Approximately 46.6 million people and 22.3 million households received SNAP assistance in 2012.