He not only has increased the number of food stamp recipients by several millions, the Department of Agriculture has spend thousands inviting more people to take advantage of these free lunches.
Of course someone else is paying for these generous programs, and it's those who are lucky enough to have a job.
doe the opposition feel that i'm entitled to success?
if so, i'll take mine in the form of a medium sized regional biotech contract lab, complete with existing and stable contracts with pharmaceutical R&D. i'm a skilled micro / molecular biologist, and the only thing stopping me from starting my lab is startup funds and someone to help me navigate the waters on the business end. how do i apply for my entitlement?
"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
The electorate should vote for the best person for the job and not concern themselves whether he might be the ideal person to have a beer with.
You just cannot separate that which is grammatically connected as glean the proper meaning of the statement. "We donít believe that anybody is entitled to success in this country, but we do believe in opportunity. We believe in a country where hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded, and everybody is getting a fair shot and everybody is doing their fair share and everybody is playing by the same rules."
I'll accept your numbers that food stamp use increased by 10 million during the eight years of the Bush Presidency but they have increased by 16 million during the four years of the Obama Presidency bringing the numbers up to 47 millions. Adding a further insult to the American taxpayer, his administration has been advertising for more people to get involved in applying for their own food stamps.I mean, you do realize that the number of food stamp recipients increased every year of his presidency save one, right? You were aware that the number of food stamp recipients went up by about 10 million during Bush's two terms, right?
Certainly this program, and many others, serve to promote the idea that there is such a thing as a free lunch and everyone should take advantage of it.