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‘Free Food’ Puts a Bad Taste in My Mouth

Renee E. Taylor

When President Bush announced last week that he is calling on Congress for an additional $770 million in international “food aid,” I had just returned from a trip to the grocery store and was feeling less than charitable upon hearing that he wanted to give more aid to countries (such as the terrorist, America-hating states of Somalia and the Sudan) that we have been “feeding” for over 50 years. But fear not; Bush included needy Americans in his discussion:

“Here at home, we’re working to ensure that our poorest citizens get the food they need. Since 2001, the administration in working with Congress has increased funding for nutrition assistance programs by 76 percent. We’ve adjusted food stamp benefits annually to cover price increases at the checkout counter. And last month the Agriculture Department made available an additional $150 million to respond to the food needs of those who depend on WIC – the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. With this new funding, we will have increased our support for WIC by 18.6 percent this year.”

But what was missing from Bush’s speech was the toll that high fuel prices and food are taking on working Americans – those of us who are paying for this increase in foreign aid – aid that has done nothing in my lifetime but spawn more dependence on the government. This dependence has also spawned more crime and insolence by those wanting more under the guise of “entitlement.” More from FamilySecurityMatters

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May 6, 2008 - Posted by | economy, trucking | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] or a political party. What has me all gummed up? I read this article in Family Security Matters via American Truckers at War. It is about George Bush wanting to increase gubmint assistance, not only domestically, but […]

    Pingback by What is President Bush Thinking? « Michigan Redneck II | May 7, 2008 | Reply


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