In a shocking report released today over at US NEWS it was reported that more Americans will buy their Thanksgiving turkey dinner with food stamps this year than ever…. before… in…. recorded…. history.
If that doesn’t tell you that America has become a welfare state, then you simply aren’t paying attention. According to the report 42.2 million people will be on food stamps this Thanksgiving, which is roughly a number the size of both California and Connecticut’s populations combined. I’m running the math in my head as I write this, and the math works out to be something like 1 in 10 Americans.
A separate report mentioned that there are currently 4 million job openings within the United States that continue to go unfilled. Has the United States really become a country where people would rather collect food stamps while they wait to be given a high paying job, or are there people left in this country that are willing to go to work? I’m not saying that we don’t need to grow this economy so there are more high paying jobs out there, but in the meantime we’ve got to muddle along folks!
I realize that flipping burgers may be considered to be beneath many of us, but if you were out of work and taking handouts from the US Government – why wouldn’t you consider such a job an opportunity? Our grand parents did, and I can’t imagine any member of the “Greatest Generation” passing up on an opportunity to feed their family through honest work rather than take a hand out.