If you live in America, in some way you are directly or indirectly dependent upon government aid. You may not receive a monthly stipend from Medicaid, but maybe you work for a firm that receives government contracts, received a grant to go to school or you attend a state college. Perhaps you serve in the military, put out fires or serve and protect your community. Maybe you’re on Medicare or your doctor receives it. Perhaps you eat corn-on-the-cob from a government supported farm or put subsidized gasoline in your car. Maybe, like millions of other people in this nation, you receive unemployment.
More than 40 million people are receiving food stamps, 50% of those recipients are children. I’d rather have a dozen undeserving people receive them than 1 deserving person denied and one child go hungry. The truth is whether it’s a welfare recipient, someone dependent on food stamps; an unemployed person or someone homeless; everyone you pass on the street has a story every bit as compelling as your own.