The Food Stamp program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever.
Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Interior Department, asks Americans to "Please don't feed the animals".
The stated reason for this U.S. Government policy is because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.
As there is drama in the District of Calamity to find paths away from going over the fiscal cliff, President Obama and the Republican leadership both have proposals which increase taxes without firm cuts in federal spending.
Maybe we should not feed the political animals for our own good.