Friday at 10p ET and Sunday at 9p ET, Bret Baier hosts Fox News Reporting: The Great Food Stamp Binge.
With one in seven Americans now receiving food stamps, a Fox News investigative team traveled the country to expose the government's startling attempts to get even more people to sign up for the "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program." This documentary profiles a blissfully jobless California surfer who expects taxpayers to underwrite his life of beaches and bar-hopping, visits a Florida pastor angry over Spanish ads designed to convince reluctant immigrants to get on food stamps, and reveals how North Carolina social workers won a government award for breaking down the "Mountain Pride" that makes some Tar Heels unwilling to accept government handouts. [FoxNewsInsider.com, 8/7/13]
Oh boy this sounds fair and unbiased. I wonder if they'll interview any children. When I was a little kid, a trip to the food bank meant I'd maybe get some bread that wasn't stale, or food that didn't come in a box. Later, when my mother screwed up the courage to leave the latest in a string of abusers, we were back on food stamps. We weren't eating lobster (as much as it used to be a "poor person's food") or caviar. Food stamps just don't go that far.
And realistically, food stamps and welfare are very stimulative programs. The money they generate goes right back into the economy. It might not be as pretty as a yacht in the Hamptons, but it works.
I don't watch much TV, but I bet this'd make a great drinking game. Every time poor people are vilified, take a shot. For best results, call the ambulance before beginning.