The function of government in the perverted worldview of liberals can be summed up like this: create poverty by destroying the private sector through excessive taxation, regulation, litigation, and other market distortions; entrench inveterate dependency for those who have been harmed by those policies; use the market distortions to benefit their corporate cronies.
Nothing embodies that meme more than the following story reported by Washington Free Beacon:
The Government Accountability Institute issued a September 2012 report in which they uncover that “only three corporations have cornered the market for providing SNAP services [food stamps] to the needy and destitute.”
According to the executive summary, the report demonstrates:
Three companies – J.P. Morgan EFS, Affiliated Computer Services, and eFunds –provide EBT services for 49 states and 3 US territories.
Since 2004, 18 of 24 states who contract with J.P. Morgan to provide welfare benefits have contracted to pay $560,492,596.02. New York alone has a seven-year contract worth $126,394,917.
Projected average food stamp spending post-recession will be 175 percent greater than prerecession average spending, from $28 billion to $77 billion.
Meanwhile, as the Weekly Standard reports, not only have the Food Stamp rolls spiked dramatically, the number of non-citizens receiving Food Stamps has doubled since Obama took office.
This is yet another example of how inane our immigration system is when it intersects with our broken welfare state.
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