Because he said so. It is a BS story. We all know that half the people in this country are starving and disabled. Don't ever question the liberal line you racist, granny hating, right wing hack, or at least that's what I get.
Just like food stamps. Tried to mention this a week ago and sure enough, CWG and the rest are certain that there is NOOOO waste or cheating there either. Do not question any program that has a 10% benefit to the recipients but a 90% benefit to the Democratic Party.
I know for a fact, because my friend owns the business, that he has a girl working for him, in her mid twenties, with 3 kids, that gets $2100 per month in food stamps. She cannot get close to using all of it, so she sells about $1000 per month on the black market, which is HUGE in Atlanta. Generally, she gets 50% or a little more for what she sells each month.
This reminds me of a debate I had with my sister the other day about taxation and wealth inequality. She is a Conservative and all too often when I talk to Conservatives this is exactly where the conversation goes.
It always devolves into "... well so and so down the street does this so I know for a fact.... yadda yadda yadda"
There is a plethora of data on a lot of this stuff, but every time you get into a conversation about the massive amounts of data there is on a subject it almost always returns to an anecdotal story of someone else they know, or know someone who knows someone, that they try to use to make their point.
But anecdotal evidence is always subject to exaggerations, misinformation on certain facts, misunderstanding of simple facts, etc.
There is no doubt that there are a lot of people that try to game the system. But the fact that you think you know about someone or know someone who knows something isn't a compelling argument, because of the aforementioned issues with anecdotal evidence.