40% of Food Stamp Recipients Are Obese

Supposedly food stamps — by which the government forces some people to pay for other people’s food — are a necessary evil, required to provide subsistence sustenance to those who are temporarily out of work. Yet we read this:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture looked at data from 2007 through 2010, then compared average weights of those on food stamps — officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — to those who weren’t. …

Food stamp recipients are far more likely to be obese than poor people who are eligible but don’t take the help. And they’re even more likely to be obese than those with higher incomes.

Fully 40% of food stamp recipients are obese, the study found, compared with just over 30% of those who don’t participate in the program.

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Children of families on food stamps were also more likely to be obese than children in the other two groups, as were older adults.

Yet the government inflicts Michelle Obama’s horrific lunches on public school students out of alleged concern that children might become obese if given edible food.

As for people starving if this bloated government program were sensibly abolished:

At the other end of the scale, there was almost no difference among these three groups in terms of the share who were underweight — all were in the low single digits.

This isn’t the first time that this correlation has been found. The Washington Post noted a couple years ago that obesity rates in a Texas county where 40% were on food stamps was double the national average.

Turns out letting people buy their food at other people’s expense causes them to eat more. Who would have guessed?

The amount of money flushed down the food stamp program has exploded under Obama’s rule.

There is a technical term for the government using the money it confiscates to breed large blocs of voters who are fat, lazy, increasingly useless, and most importantly government dependent: social engineering.

Obama Food Stamps
Currency of the realm.

On a tip from Artfldgr. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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