Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Soylent Green Society

In 1973 the late actors Charlton Heston and Edward G. Robinson starred in a sci-fi film about the future. This film, Soylent Green, depicts the investigation into the murder of a wealthy businessman in a frightening future suffering from pollution, overpopulation, depleted resources, and poverty. The vast majority of the population survives on processed food rations, including "soylent green". As it turns out, this food (soylent green) is made from human remains.

Fast forward to 2013. We are in the future, but not in the one the film depicts. We are in a future where a record 101 million Americans receiving food aid from the federal government. The USDA has a goal to serve 166 million meals to children through its Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This is a noble commitment for an agency that already gives subsidies to 3.5 million children a day during breaks from school.

The headlines read "government subsidized meals." These meals are in fact taxpayer funded. The federal government doesn't produce anything so it doesn't have money to subsidize anything! So, we taxpayers pay for all these government freebies.

Read about the USDA programs at...
Feeding America...Paid for by We the People...not the Federal Gov't