So Salon magazine is claiming that the stimulus fueled increase in food stamps better not end in November, or people are going to riot. That’s right- if the food stamp recipients lose that extra $36 a month they get, they are going to burn your shit down.
Margarette Purvis, the president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, told Salon that policymakers “are attempting to punish people for being poor.” So in NewSpeak, it is punishing someone to tell them that they can’t have my money, even though many of them are selling their benefits on Craigslist.
My sister is a waitress at TGI Fridays. She makes between $100 and $150 a night in tips. Her live in boyfriend does not have a job. She gets several hundred dollars a month in food stamps. She is not scraping by. She goes out to theme parks with her season pass almost every chance she gets, taking the kids and her boyfriend with her. She even bought a “Frequent Fear” pass for herself and her boyfriend. She is constantly posting pictures of herself on FaceBook, sitting in a bar, drink in hand.
She, along with the rest of the welfare community, could use a few cuts.