In the past dozen years, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — also known as food stamps — has grown from a $17 billion a year Federal expenditure to $78 billion a year. Food stamp recruiters have sign-up quotas of 150 per month.
One day,one of your employees walks into your office, proclaiming he has a great idea. His plan is insane, unworkable and even dangerous. You start to deny his request. But he grins and says: “I’m not asking you. I’m telling you. Since you hired me, I can do whatever I want.”
People in America who are getting free food stamps consider it a right rather than a privilege. This attitude will be very bad when the food stamp system fails. This was proved last weekend when the computer system that runs the Electronic Benefits Transfer system crashed in 17 States.
One of the most alarming trends in American politics is the lack of pretense being displayed by authority. Like a ravening beast that loses its fear of humans, government becomes more dangerous when it loses the need to pose as a public servant that performs legitimate tasks.
It never occurs to liberals that conservative opposition to President Obama’s daily drumbeat of disgrace and dishonesty is actually a product of revulsion at his tendency to behave like a cheap knockoff of one of those old guys who used to own the Soviet Union. And it never occurs to some liberals that MSNBC’s poor showing is actually a product of a lineup comprised of racist filth, talking hairdos and the essentially-unwatchable daytime filler the network features instead of actual news.
There may be some interesting activity in and around the Washington, D.C., cesspool this weekend: a planned trucker protest, the possible closure of the interstates around the capital city, a likely barricade burst-through and the scheduled Million Vet March on the Memorials.
The Federal Reserve’s zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) of the past half dozen years or so has been a financial act of war on the country’s seniors and, for that matter, on all savers. Under ZIRP, interest rates are artificially lowered through the Fed’s monetary policy popularly known as “QE,” quantitative easing.
Michele Bachmann mentions “end times,” and Democrats go ballistic. It strikes me that some folks can’t wait to pounce on gaffes made by prominent Republican women. I’d call that a “war on women” were it not for the fact that the Democrats seem to be fighting pretty much everyone these days — except al-Qaida.
Psychopathic, uncaring government functionaries operating under direct orders from the Barack Obama regime are evicting homeowners whose homes sit on Federal land. The evictions are reportedly made necessary by the theater-of-the-absurd “government shutdown.”
I have told you often that a tell-tale sign of a failing regime is increased controls over the people. Now look around. The regime’s failure is accelerating at breakneck speed and should be obvious to everyone.