There are several relevant facts of life here:
A: Any time any more than $5 is involved, somebody somewhere will be plotting to make it theirs, without earning it.
B: Yes, this includes welfare types. But that commie socialist left-winger Bill Clinton brought welfare almost to a halt, putting limits to how long any given family could receive benefits, and folks just had to figure out something else. Darn it. (I used to be a welfare worker, and we hauled people into court all the time for defrauding the system. It's not like the bureaucrats sit around and ignore the fraud. Cops don't catch everybody. Neither could we. But we tried).
Food stamps really help when economic times are tough. They keep the armed robberies to a minimum, so they're not all bad.
C: To complain about welfare and the lazy people when the sick f**k's in banking and on wall street caused this latest debacle with a level of greed that makes a thousand dollar hooker look like a saint is to ignore reality. Remember when I said any amount over $5 is fair game. In the big money world, they think every frickin' penny is theirs and they are out to get it. To blame the poor and foreign aid and tax collectors when it is the big boys causing most of the problems is to avoid the truth.
D: People who want all that money and want all the power are inspired to create legal and illegal methods to get it. We nice and honest folk are screwed from the beginning because we don't know how to be that appalling. What we are good at is looking around and picking some alternativer reason for our various woes (the poor robbing us, taxes). Granted, we play into the hands of the rich and the lobbyists and the oil companies and the military-industrial complex when we do that. But they don't mind. They want us bopping our innocent neighbors over the head so we won't notice the complicity of those rich and powerful people in just about everything that is wrong with the world.
E:Until we can get money out of politics, our political activities will be limited to just hoping we can make a change. Because without having more money than the powerful have, we ain't got nothing in the current system. Until we can get the corruption out of the government (and do something about the media effete's whose goal in life is to be named to People magazines sexiest people list), all we can do is pick a pet peeve and pretend it is the only reason life sucks. The poor, taxes, global warming, the environment, small business regulations; you name it, somebody is pretty sure that's the only reason life sucks.
The left and right are pissed at each other because they've been told to be. By those rich enough to know how to distract ue. Like I've said before, it's cheaper to get the slaves to guard themselves then it is to have armed security. All the powerful have to do is keep us busy with petty nonsense like this, so that we are no danger to them. Whether it's the flag you salute or the anthem you sing, when you play into their hands, you feel good. Enjoy.
Oh, if you want to earn bonus points as a nice slave, buy into conspiracy theories, like flying saucers, 9/11. fake moon landings or jet contrails being used to medicate the masses. You'll be eligible for extra food stamps.
P.S. Every once in a while I rant about stuff like this. You don't want to be around when that happens. I get mean.