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You know, I'm really getting disgusted with so-called Libertarians and Randians.

I belong to a list with a wide variety of political beliefs, and usually the different viewpoints are interesting even if I don't necessarily agree.

There was a post tonight that just took the cake for me, though, and I killfiled the person. I've been a member of this list for something ridiculous like 10 or 12 YEARS and I've killfiled three people in the last six months.

See, apparently welfare reform and the ending of cash assistance wasn't enough for a certain portion of the population. Now these people are attacking foodstamps.

The loser in question quoted some stupid-ass article he'd dug up somewhere. I can't attribute it because he didn't.

The quote said:

The food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is
pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever.
Meanwhile, the Park Service, under the Department of Ag, says: "Please
DO NOT feed the animals" because the animals may grow dependent and
not learn to take care of themselves.

Of course, what this piece of self-serving bullshit fails to note is that the animals in question have the means to feed themselves, unlike the majority of people on food stamps.

And kindly don't start ranting about fraud. That's another piece of self-serving bullshit. Fraud should be prosecuted, but if you ACTUALLY BELIEVE that all poor people on food stamps are frauds, then I want to send you a petition to create a law that puts a breathalyzer on your steering column that you have to breathe into every time you drive your car. After all, people like you, people who drive? Some of them drive drunk, so it's only fair to hold everyone responsible for that. Right?

Because starving people and malnourished children are definitely going to benefit our society, right? Really?

I call bullshit!

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