Hat tip Daily Caller
"I am Tony Montana, a political refugee, and I want my food stamps, just like Barack Obama promised me."
It has come to this.
Now Daily Caller informs us that our government is partnering with the Mexican government to spread the good news about food stamps.
Since when do we need the Mexican government to help us inform Mexican-Americans about accessing food stamps in the US? What an insult to Mexican-Americans.
"Hispanic families add to the vibrant diversity of US society and contribute
significantly to our cultural melting pot. In 2008, 15 percent of the U.S.
population was Hispanic and 24 percent of U.S. population was under age 18.
Latino families are much more likely to live in poverty and experience food
insecurity than white non-Hispanic households."
Pandering aside, I have no disagreement with that statement, but I would argue that taxpayers (of all ethnic groups) who are funding this program are contributing more than food stamp recipients.
But is it really Mexican-Americans that this idea is directed at? I doubt it. It is designed to "spread the wealth around to all" as President Obama told Joe the Plumber in 2008. Even illegal aliens can enjoy the benefits of food stamps.
If you want to limit the criticism to the USDA, which when I was in government, was the largest bureaucracy in Washington, you could say that this is designed to justify their jobs and positions by getting as many people as possible into the program. On a larger scale, it sure makes sense politically for the administration to get as many people as possible on government assistance in order to gain more votes.