Here is the total number of Americans receiving food stamps.
Do you believe any of this is going to change, other than in the Great Default?
Farm state voters love it. The Department of Agriculture loves it. It’s career tenure. It’s Civil Service-protected.
Is there a constituency against it that can deliver the votes? No. “All those who are in favor of letting people starve, please stand up.”
This is a ratchet. It is not going back down, until the whole shebang goes down.