The federal government is now fighting individuals’ “pride” and even their faith, stating it must “counter” those who “have beliefs that discourage them from enrolling” in welfare programs like food stamps.
The goal is to destroy self reliance and make formerly independent people dependent upon the federal government’s dole.
The Daily Caller reports,
One in seven Americans are on food stamps, but the government is pushing to enroll more — in many instances working to overcome Americans’ “pride,” self-reliance or failure to see a need.
“Our common goal is to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” the United States Department of Agriculture explains on its “Outreach Toolkits” page. . . .
. . . A 2011 Hunger Champions Award document reveals that local assistance offices have been rewarded for “counteracting” pride and pushing more people to sign up for benefits. . . .
“Hearing from the outreach worker that benefits could be used to purchase seeds and plants for their gardens turned out to be a very important strategy in counteracting what they described as ‘mountain pride’ and appealed to those who wished not to rely on others.” . . .