Government Dependence

Happiness Park

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Some stories truly do speak for themselves:

The government has been targeting Spanish speakers with radio “novelas” promoting food stamp usage as part of a stated mission to increase participation in the  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.

Each novela, comprising a 10-part series called “PARQUE ALEGRIA,” or “HAPPINESS PARK,” presents a semi-dramatic scenario involving characters  convincing others to get on food stamps, or explaining how much healthier it is  to be on food stamps.

The majority of the episodes end with the announcer encouraging the listener  to tune in again to see if the skeptic applies for benefits or learns to  understand the importance of food stamps to their health.

“Will Claudia convince Ramon to apply for SNAP?” the announcer exclaims at  the end of a standard episode titled “The Poet,” “Don’t miss our next episode of ‘HAPPINESS PARK.’” ']);" class="more-link">Continue reading

A Better Life Than Julia’s

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Another fine, and timelyecon 101 video from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity.

This is a response to the daft Obama campaign’s Life of Julia, that hymn to life as a government serf.  The truth is that in this life you have to depend upon God, yourself and, if you are lucky, your family.  Government assistance must exist for people who cannot take care of themselves, but as a way of life for those who can, it is soul destroying, trapping us, at best, in a permanent status of child-like dependence on the State, a dependence that is increasingly precarious as governments sink under the burden of unsustainable spending.

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