The economic recovery rolls on. The number of American households receiving food stamps has hit 23 million. This is 23 million out of 115 million households. That’s 20%.
The government has a solution. Stop calling them food stamps. It has now issued cards that look just like credit cards.
Also, it has changed the name of the program. It’s now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. You know. As in snap, crackle, and pop. Snappy, snappy, snappy.
But, you ask, what about Obama’s economic recovery? If the recovery is real, why are more Americans on food cards? Because, come rain or come shine, recovery or no recovery, the farm bloc wants its subsidies, and the welfare bloc does, too.
It’s a matter of supply and demand. If demand stays high, farm prices stay high. There is nothing like free food to increase demand. Food cards offer free food. Rising demand proves there is rising need. Rising need proves that more food cards are necessary. It’s all logical — circular.
Do families ever get off food cards? Occasionally. But there are never enough families getting off to match the number of families getting on.
And the beat goes on. And the beat goes on.