Welfare spending overall has increased 41%, food stamp enrollment has gone up by 70% since Obama has been in office, 5.4 million people have signed up for Social Security Disability payments. Tack on the massive abuse of EBT cards like this heroin dealer:
Kimball Clark, 45, was locked up Friday on drug-dealing charges — again — when he was overheard using his one phone call to ask the person on the other end of the line to “get my EBT card and go to the ATM and get the money to bail me out, get me outa here tonight,” according to a Boston police report.
And you can see just how much of a welfare nation we have become since Obama has come into office. Now people can use their welfare cards to take out cash and use it for whatever they want. Cigarettes, alcohol, and bail money. And according to this report from Massachusetts cash withdrawals make up 85% of all EBT card transactions:
According to that EBT Commission report, 85% of EBT benefits, or $77 Million in a three month period between October and Dec. 2011, were translated into cash at ATMs.
If it’s that bad in Massachusetts, how bad do you think it is in Minnesota:
Or how about California?[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LWlkXRZ3CA[/youtube]
“Who would want to work in America?”
Chris Christie said it best:
It’s because government’s now telling them, stop dreaming, stop striving, we’ll take care of you. We’re turning into a paternalistic entitlement society. That will not just bankrupt us financially, it will bankrupt us morally,” Christie told Bush, Henry Kissinger and an assortment of Republican governors in a theater at the New York Historical Society.
“When the American people no longer believe that this is a place where only their willingness to work hard and to act with honor and integrity and ingenuity determines their success in life, then we’ll have a bunch of people sitting on a couch waiting for their next government check,” Christie said.
The Democrats love it, they want this because people like that upstanding citizen in the video above will keep voting for them, keep voting for Obama….just as long as that taxpayer money gets loaded onto their card.