Despite the noise coming out of Washington about this day as the beginning of a new era, I cannot see it as anything but the end of the American Dream.
There is nothing to celebrate. At this very moment, six million people in the United States live with no other income other than food stamps. Picture that. Food stamps pay for little more than just enough food to keep a person alive. That’s it. We have rules and regulations with which we guarantee that a certain segment of the population is too physically weak to speak up and shame us.
And now we are watching the shredding of the safety net for no good reason – as if there could be a good reason to punish our neighbors for being poor. If we have the government we deserve then we are real assholes.