Posts Tagged ‘welfare’
The US Dept. of Agriculture wants everybody on food stamps, so now they’ve come up with radio soap operas to promote enrollment in the food stamp dole, whether the recipient is a citizen or not.
Each novela, comprising a 10-part series called “PARQUE ALEGRIA,” or “HOPE PARK,” presents a semi-dramatic scenario involving characters convincing others to get on food stamps, or explaining how much healthier it is to be on food stamps.
Actually, alegría means glee, but, all the same, you get the annoying male voice asking at the end, “Will Claudia convince Ramon to apply for SNAP?”, as if you gave a sh*t,
(For translation, follow the link.)
Pardon my vulgarity, but this really chaps my a**,
In addition to the Spanish-language outreach, the USDA is also pushing to get non-citizens enrolled in the program. The radio novelas overcome one of the hurdles the agency has identified as hampering participation: “lack of knowledge” about the program.
The non-citizens who have children born in the USA can get food stamps. What a way to integrate into America.
Culture of dependence: the new American way.
Restoring Liberty‘s also posting on this story.
Mark Steyn on When Responsibility Doesn’t Pay
Think of Greece as California: Every year an irresponsible and corrupt bureaucracy awards itself higher pay and better benefits paid for by an ever-shrinking wealth-generating class. And think of Germany as one of the less profligate, still-just-about-functioning corners of America such as my own state of New Hampshire: Responsibility doesn’t pay. You’ll wind up bailing out anyway. The problem is there are never enough of “the rich” to fund the entitlement state, because in the end it disincentivizes everything from wealth creation to self-reliance to the basic survival instinct, as represented by the fertility rate. In Greece, they’ve run out Greeks, so they’ll stick it to the Germans, like French farmers do. In Germany, the Germans have only been able to afford to subsidize French farming because they stick their defense tab to the Americans. And in America, Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are saying we need to paddle faster to catch up with the Greeks and Germans. What could go wrong?