If you thought that record numbers of people on foodstamps was a negative thing – a problem that needs solving – you were wrong.
The fact that a quarter of all Americans receive some kind of “food assistance” is something to “boast” about in today’s America – which is striving to compete with those paragons of human rights virtue – CUBA.
Some day – if we work really really hard – The United States of America may be able to reach that pinnacle of Democratic fairness and equality that Cuba has become under the Castros.
Via CNS News:
In response to a recommendation made by the Communist government of Cuba, the U.S. State Department is boasting in a report submitted to the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights on Friday that there were “46.5 million” people on food stamps in the United States last year and that a quarter of all Americans received government “food assistance.”
In response to the same Cuban recommendation, the State Department also told the U.N. High Commissioner that 9 million people have signed up for Medicaid since October 2013—as part of the impact of Obamacare.
“In FY2014, we invested more than $103 billion in domestic food assistance programs, serving one in four Americans during the year,” the State Department told the U.N. High Commissioner.
“[N]early nine million individuals have enrolled in coverage in state-run Medicaid programs since October 2013,” said the State Department.
Hey let’s not forget the free Obamaphones, housing subsidies, welfare expansion, disability expansion – all of it – every bit rife with fraud. Oh there is so much to be proud of, here, America.
At some point they are going to run out of other people’s money. I guess we’ll find out in 2016 if America wants to go full Greece.
Hat tip: Weasel Zippers