United States Government Food Stamp Program

A Lesson In Irony:

The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is actually proud of the fact it is distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the US Department of the Interior, asks us to “Please Do Not Feed the Animals.”  Their stated reason for the policy is because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.

This ends today’s lesson.

Note:   The above was taken from the Internet

Moralmatters.org author’s comment about the less financially endowed:

I do not begrudge US citizens food stamp subsidies. What I do witness, though is a goverment program ill administered.  [Which gov’t program isn’t?]

Another observation of mine:   People who do not receive the government subsidy of food, sometimes are very quick to judge and condemn while at the same time conveniently ignoring benefits they receive from big government. For instance, I don’t ever recall some well to do  businessmen farmers ever complaining about all the government subsidy [“hand-out”] programs with which they take advantage [of]. Nor, do I hear from wealthy people and others complaining who benefit from the IRS tax code; and, still others benefiting from taxpayers’ monies extorted by our putative president’s socialistic handout programs.

One could cite many examples. Have you ever heard about the Freddie Mae and Fannie Mack scandal? But, that is another whole related (sorry) story of government redistribution of wealth gone wild. Anyway, I think you get the idea of which I attempt to convey. There is plenty of “take,” guilt and hypocrisy to go around.

Related with multiple links:

Obama Wants You on Food Stamps – infowars.com/obama-wants-you-on-food-stamps/

Also Related:

What Does the Bible Say About the Poor? – thechristianmessage.org/

Excerpt:

The longer I read and study the Hebrew Old Testament and Christian Scriptures, the more I am convinced that government of all forms, which disregard the poor, (by negligently creating an environment for their poverty), will be cursed…….

……..Throughout the Bible’s many compiled books, we are continually presented the Creator’s thoughts regarding the poor. “Poor” to the Creator, does not translate into what some United States’ citizens, would term, as the “lazy welfare recipient.” The poor, as portrayed in Holy Scripture (apart from the “’spiritually’ poor,”) are those, who, for various reasons, are less financially well to do, and, who are often persecuted and taken advantage of, by those people, who often are in political power, and, who, are much more financially endowed. These same people (who are financially well to do) are often leaders in the culture, be it in business or government. It is their political influence which often creates an unhealthy economic environment, in which the poor suffer and become more monetarily strapped……… – thechristianmessage.org/

 

Please note 2 informational links:

U.S. Constitution Online – usconstitution.net/

The Complete List of Email Addresses and Fax Numbers for the U.S. Congress and Governors – conservativeusa.org/

 

Posted by:

Nathan M. Bickel

http://www.thechristianmessage.org/

http://moralmatters.org/

4 thoughts on “United States Government Food Stamp Program

  1. What happened to the idea of charity to the poor and weak? It is an idea that I learned in Sunday School.

    1. purplepolitico,

      Yes. And, sad to say that principle and practice is severely lacking in many religious institutions. And, also, what is happening, is that some churches are receiving government funding to supplement their religious schools. But, as the posting and bear pic point out, the more people rely on government for their sustenance, the more they become dependent upon government. Such is neither Scripturally nor practically wise.

      1. I do not think Jesus would say, “No, I won’t help this man; I helped him last week.” We are humans who live mostly is urban areas, we cannot usually hunt for our food when we don’t have jobs, or money. There are people in this country who work any job they have and still cannot make ends meet and put food on the table. What do you say to those people? “I’m sorry you work 40 hours a week for minimum wage, and we have all this extra food but we don’t want to give it to you.” If we lived in a society where we all took care of each other, we wouldn’t need food stamps, but that isn’t the case. I was always taught to believe that if one has extra, which we do, when it comes to food in this country, that one should give it to the poor and less fortunate.

        1. purplepolitico –

          I cannot argue against what you have stated. I hope that you did not think that I believe the opposite and am not compassionate. [Did you read the whole posting and the links?]

          Thank you again for your comments. And, thank you for visiting http://www.moralmatters.org

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