ronebofh – You got that right!!
Nemesys – I once worked in the welfare office and I could never fathom anyone using WIC to buy shrimp or anything of the sort. WIC is for baby foods – milk, juices, eggs, etc. Now if they sell the coupons, it’s another thing…
And it has always been the “middle class” who pays taxes to support both the rich and the poor. And if you think you are not supporting the rich just think about things like roads, firefighters, police, universities, etc.
It should also be noted that Bush conveniently managed to keep his war budget out of the deficit calculations for 8 years. Now it has been added back in by this administration, and accounts for nearly a trillion dollars in and of itself. I suppose we could cut the deficit almost in half if we just operated the way the last administration did.