Food stamps are available to people who need it to feed their children. The belief is that it should not matter how rich or poor you are — that at least people will be able to purchase food.
Unfortunately, food stamps and other welfare assistance is creating an entitlement society where people believe that they are “entitled” to everything.
Amanda Clayton, of Michigan, won the state lottery. A million dollars! But she still collects $200 in food stamps per month. She may be in the legal right to collect it but it is certainly not in the moral right. In fact, she defends her right to collect.
Here are her quotes:
- “I thought maybe it was OK because I’m not working.”
- Reporter: “Do you have the right to that money?”. She says “I kinda do.”
- “I feel that it is okay… I have no income… and I have bills to pay. I have two houses.”
- “It is hard, I am struggling.”
This is not to stigmatize those that are on public assistance. I would expect that some people that use it truly need it because they have hit a rough patch. This is only to expose the entitlement mentality that fosters within some after living their whole lives on the system.