After work yesterday I stopped off at the grocery store to pick up a couple of items my wife needed for dinner.
The woman before me in the check out was purchasing four filet minion steaks, and a large bag of king crab legs. Her bill came to $85 something, and to my surprise, and that of the checkout lady, the woman paid with Food Stamps.
I was going to make a comment but the checkout lady said, “I didn’t know you could buy THAT kind of food with Food Stamps. Wow!”
The lady making the purchase said, “Oh sure, I get this all the time. Isn’t it great?”
As I drove home I thought about our fair society and how you really can’t legislate fairness. Consider that I was heading home for hamburgers while I was also paying for this woman, and maybe her family, to eat filet and crab legs. According to her I appear to pay for that kind of good eating all the time. On a scale of fairness one side (mine) carries all the weight while the other side of the scale gets a free ride. That just isn’t fair.
Reminds me of a comment Professor Walter Williams has made regarding voting. He points out the he doesn’t get a vote in FORD or Cisco or BP because he doesn’t have an investment in any of those companies. Likewise, many Americans are not paying taxes. So the voting system should be that every American gets one vote, and then if you pay takes, you get another vote. So if you are on the welfare system, you can’t just keep voting more of the working people’s money to your wallet.
Those with “skin in the game”, the taxpayers, get an extra vote.