It's not scare tactics TASB; it's reality. I'm sure there are some not so very pleasant neighborhoods close to you where this reality manifests itself daily.
I know one thing is for darn sure. If the TV ads are what gets your panties in a bunch, I see far more ads for young people to join the military than offering them a free meal.
how pleasant will those neighborhoods be when these programs suddenly become unavailable? Are you, as JP seems to be, under the impression that we are immune from economic calamity simply because "all sides do it"?
How safe will it be then? More safe? Is it safe now? Will providing food stamps make it better? Can you actually bring up any correlation to prove this causation?
I'm not for the military either. Ive railed against it enough. More than anyone else in this "room" has on this board, so if you're going to try and bring up the orange while we're discussing the apple, I'm going to have to laugh.
This isn't about that. This is about the entire direction of the country and this is simply a sign.
I still dont see one single person that is willing to discuss the economics of this idea. Nope. It's all right back tot he warm and fuzzy, or the complete nonsensical.