Here are Fox News’ Martha MacCallum and Charles Payne talking about the horror of people getting food stamps. They note that despite the “so-called recovery,” there are still a lot of people unemployed, and a lot of people getting food stamps! (They do not mention that the top 1% continue to make out like bandits, but that is OK because those people EARN IT.) Mr. Payne has some serious thoughts about what would make Food Stamps less attractive to people: Add some stigma! And maybe end all that valet parking for people with EBT cards, too. Let them park their Welfare Cadillacs themselves!
Payne’s other suggestion to improve matters is to bring back some stigma to getting food stamps. He doesn’t actually explain how, although we’re sure an ideal solution would be to get rid of EBT cards, which limit a user to being sneered at and lectured by grocery store employees. Or at the very least, EBT cards should be as publicly shameful as the old paper food stamps — maybe they could set off an announcement on a store’s loudspeaker system: “Taker at Register 5.” Because the real reason people are poor is because it’s just such a goddamn picnic now.