Today is Thanksgiving, a great American tradition started by the Pilgrims and officially established by Abraham Lincoln as a national holiday. It’s one of my favorite holidays — a time for family and friends and the needy to get together and thank the Lord for our many blessings while we eat.
Speaking of food, let’s talk about food stamps,¬†America’s fastest-growing social welfare program. In 2000, only 17 million Americans participated at a cost of less than $18 billion. The Welfare Reform Act of 1996, pushed through by a Republican House and signed by President Bill Clinton, actually reduced the number of people on welfare and food stamps. Food stamps were hardly ever mentioned in political debates, like Medicare and Social Security, because there was a means test (wealthy people couldn’t qualify) and most Americans were ashamed of going on the dole.
Finish reading why getting free food is a SNAP.