(Pretty Sure the USA Today Newspaper said 60 billion)
Over the last 15-20 years socialism in America has taken a huge hit. In 1996, Bill Clinton signed the PRWORA into law. Basically forcing the poor in America to find 2 or more jobs to make ends meat, or live with their parents. They have five years of excrutiating Department of Human services critiscm before they are totally cut off for live. But that program was for government issued free money.
Now the government is trying to cut Food stamps. Which makes little sense to me since the tax money generated from this and the jobs it creates kind of out weighs the bad of giving away all of our tax money to this program. To me, it seems like the rich and politicians are trying to make it illegal or impossible to be poor in America. Either that or cause our country to collapse. The poor can only serve the rich in this country if we are allowed to at least live. But when we die from exposure or malnutrition, then who will they have to be janitors or cashiers, or babysitters, etc?
Thankfully there is still the W.I.C program. W.I.C stands for Woman, infants and children. They get monthly checks for the basics. Milk, eggs, vegetables. Of course to get this you need to allow them to scrutinize how you are raising your children and force you to basically raise them as they want or they will report you.
But maybe this is all a good thing. Will give the government more of our tax money to waste on other worthless programs. Maybe now the Defense budget does not need to be cut and we can continue spying on China! We all know that the tax money saved from cropping these programs will just be wasted in another way. Or another President will come along like Bush jr. did and find a way to burn through any surplus we may have ever had.
What do you all think? Should the government cut this program, should we give up on Socialism in America?