Now that Barack Obama has been re-elected, his administration is doing the very thing his supporters went ballistic claiming Romney would do. The USDA plans on cutting food stamp benefits by about $50 per month, per household recipient in Ohio. ToledoBlade.com reported:
The average food-stamp recipient receives $138 per person, per month, according to state statistics. As of August, more than 1.7 million individual Ohioans, or about 869,000 families, received the assistance. A total of $3 billion in benefits was issued in 2011 in Ohio; the program is federally funded… Because of the way the federal government calculates utility expenses for people receiving the benefit, a mild winter nationwide last year, and a lower price for natural gas, many families could experience a significant cut in aid.
Does anyone remember Romney and Ryan saying that the Obama campaign wouldn’t say what his plans were for a second term? The answer was always to say that Romney would slash and cut benefits, but always refused to say what Obama would do…and the press went along for the ride and never pressed the issue any further.
This isn’t Ohio’s doing; it’s the USDA that’s making Ohio cut their benefits. Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services administers the food stamp program, and they appealed the USDA’s decision, but the USDA denied their request. These cuts would result in an annual cut of $520 million for Ohioans below the poverty line.
This is the beginning of the Change that goes along with all of the Hope.
So get ready next year to start seeing food stamp riots because people’s benefits are being cut. This is just what happens when the government tries to take care of people from cradle to grave. It doesn’t work.
The government is over $16 trillion in debt. Is it at all surprising that at some point, they were going to have to start cutting welfare programs? Our government is bankrupt. They have no business claiming they can help the poor when they’re flat out broke themselves.
Historically, churches helped those in need. Hospitals and orphanages used to be largely run by churches. Some are still able to help the poor through various charitable organizations, but it’s becoming harder and harder the more the State takes over.
People helping the poor through voluntary means was far more effective than any government program because these people truly wanted to help. The State just wants to control people through the redistribution of wealth. Ever since the State has taken over in “providing for the poor,” poverty has skyrocketed, and come January, the poor will get a little bit poorer.