I got to thinking about that socialized program known as food stamps. I looked into it and found that the federal government subsidizes the grocery industry to the amount of $78 billion annually. http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=2226
This has got to be quite a boon for anyone in the grocery business as well as those who simply have an addiction to food. You know the kind, the ones who would simply die if they didn’t have something to eat.
A $78 billion dollar gift to the food industry has to be good for the bottom line; good both for the industry and the recipient of food stamps. It got me thinking. Were there other industries which could be benefited while helping the disenfranchised at the same time?
The first thing that came to my mind was ‘How about beer stamps?’ A lot of poor out of work people would benefit greatly if they were provided with an allotment of beer stamps. Clearly the economy would improve as the beer industries profits soared. It sounds like a good idea; we‘d have a society of well fed happy people.
So far so good. So I asked myself, “what do most poor people need besides food and beer?” A good car! So the government issues car stamps to poor people who go and buy a brand new car. Imagine how the economy would soar if every poor person was able to buy a new car. Profits for the auto industry and transportation for the poor. It’s a win win situation as long as they don't drive drunk.
Really the only thing left is ‘House Stamps’. Getting the housing industry up on its feet may very well save the nation as well as eliminate homelessness. So we issue all the poor and homeless house stamps, good for one new home. Presto, the housing industry recovers and the plight of the homeless are both solved almost overnight.
Or we could keep on doing what we have been doing.