...somehow the increase in food stamps is the fault of the Republican party.
Whose policies started the Great Depression? Hoover was the man in the seat when it started, but his policies were sabotaged by a congress that wanted protectionist laws passed, which, when FDR (a raging progressivist Democrat) did so, did nothing but lengthen the duration of the financial crunch. Before his policies were enacted, most recessions/depressions lasted somewhere between one and three years. The effects of the Great Depression lasted much longer--we didn't totally recover until the federal government's attention was distracted from domestic policies by WWII.
Who was it that started the War on Poverty, creating food stamps and welfare checks for bums? Lyndon B. Johnson, a Democrat. Meant well, he did, but what a clusterf**k. Went totally against Franklin's admonition to make the poor uncomfortable in their poverty to help them work to leave it, and created what is now a permanent underclass.
Honestly, the only Democrat POTUS that did anything to reverse the march of increasing entitlements was Bill Clinton, and he was pushed into signing the Welfare to Work legislation (which Obamoron rolled back, increasing the number on the dole, and decreasing the number leaving it) by a conservative majority in congress.
Yes, there is a major increase in the number of people on food stamps. That's due entirely to the policies enacted by a congress that veered left during Bush II's time in office--hello, remember Pelosi's idiotic assertion that economic recovery would be aided by extending unemployment benefits, keeping people on their butts at home instead of working at whatever jobs they could find?--not because of any "lack" of regulation on Wall Street.
If they really want to point fingers, then they need to realize how many fingers are pointing back at them.
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