I puzzled over this Craig T. Nelson comment, which a Wonkette commenter just reminded me of, thinking that he couldn’t possible be so stupid as to not see food stamps and welfare as someone, specifically The Government, helping him out.I’ve been on food stamps and welfare, did anybody help me out? No. No.
And now I realize it’s just another example of this. We all know about all those undeserving people collecting government benefits, spending it on lobster and liquor, driving around in their Cadillacs, thrilled that they will never have to consider working for a single moment in their entire lives.
But Nelson was on food stamps and welfare, and presumably it sucked, because being on food stamps on welfare has always sucked. Nobody helped him by giving him the good benefits all those other people were getting. Food stamps and welfare weren’t help - they were barely enough for sustenance - why didn’t he get the help?