What a failure progressive policy is....The number of New York City residents receiving food stamps more than doubled over the past decade under Mayor Bloomberg, according to data released yesterday.Now, 1.8 million receive food stamps, a jump from 800,000 in 2002, the Independent Budget Office data show.
IBO spokesman Doug Turetsky cited more aggressive outreach to enroll eligible recipients by the Bloomberg administration, in comparison to his predecessor, Rudy Giuliani.
The cost of the federally funded food-stamp program in the city skyrocketed to $3.4 billion from $1.28 billion over the past decade.
New York City food-stamp recipients double under Mayor Bloomberg - NYPOST.com
Just remember who to blame when this all collapses....The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activistsRichard Cloward (1926–2001) and Frances Fox Piven (b. 1932) that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of "a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty".