According to a poll commissioned by Fox News, 74% of Americans think Americans rely too much on government programs for assistance, such as food stamps, and not enough on themselves.
And speaking of food stamps, the poll also indicates 57% of Americans believe that most of the people on food stamps, or rather, the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), are exploiting the system.
That 57% won’t be happy with at least one of the individuals profiled in a Fox News documentary, The Great Food Stamp Binge, which aired for the first time last night and will be rebroadcast this Sunday at 9:00 PM Eastern Time (6:00 PM Pacific). Townhall’s Greg Hengler has an excerpt from the documentary:
What a life.
You can find out more about the $72 billion spending program at the Congressional Budget Office’s 2012 overview of it.