I think the Foxies are confused. I believe the goal, in this case, is to feed hungry children. No one in America should be hungry.
It seems like too much talk and too much legislation is aimed at decreasing the number of people on food stamps not because America is more prosperous but because some people see think the poor are getting something for nothing. There is a general tendency, especially among the Faux News types, to stereotype those who receive food stamps as being lazy. Sure, some people are lazy. That adjective really doesn’t fit the majority of people who receive assistance.
Maybe it makes the accusers feel better to belittle those on assistance. I feel badly for those who don’t have enough to eat. There are all sorts of reasons why people don’t have enough food. Probably the most ubiquitous reason is that there is unemployment in the home. Others might have physical or emotional issues that make it impossible for them to work. Still others are in school, have huge child care bills, or are just down on their luck.
Perhaps its time to take some pride in America and rewrite the food stamp script. How about deciding, as a nation, that we have no hungry people? Hungry people don’t work well and they don’t learn well. Cutting off food stamps is simply mean and vindictive in most cases.
Good for President Obama for calling out Faux News. Faux News just has to have someone to hate.