Rep. Allen West On Food Stamps: ‘That’s How You Enslave The American People’

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allen-westRep. Allen West (R-FL) speaking at the Broward County Lincoln Day Dinner this past weekdn, warned the crowd about the danger of food stamps for American society.

“In the last 10 years,” West said, the “food stamp program that has gone from about $20.6 billion to over $75 billion.” The Florida congressmen saw this increase not as a society practicing compassion for its most needy, but as a more nefarious plot. “That’s not how you empower the American people,” West declared. “That’s how you enslave the American people.”

WEST: What have we seen happen recently, in the last 10 years? A food stamp program that has gone from about $20.6 billion to over $75 billion in allocation of funds. A 267 percent increase. That’s not how you empower the American people. That’s how you enslave the American people. That’s how you drive toward economic dependence instead of economic freedom.

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{Think Progress/Matzav.com Newscenter}

6 COMMENTS

  1. Rabbi Wachsman has a shiur on it. He said those who are constantly taking hate America and are never satisfied while those who give (our veterans) are the true lovers of our country.
    (0f course he said it more eloquently but the message is very true!)
    The word hav from the word Ahava is to give. Giving brings love, not taking.

  2. When he accuses members of Congress of disloyalty and being communists, the best thing is to ignore him; the next-best is to vote him out of office

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