I don't actually have anything against people using food stamps when they are down on their luck. I think today it would be a mistake to be too high and mighty about that, because anyone can end up in the street with just a little bit of bad luck. One fellow I know, who has a job and a home, recently commented that his worst fear these days is to wind up homeless and starving. I know there are people who use food stamps and don't try to work. I also know that there are a lot of people who do try to work, but still need them. I think a lot more people are going to be in that boat now that jobs are going from full time to part time on a grand scale. But what happens when millions of people who get food stamps, suddenly don't? Regardless of the right or wrong of it, or the individuals motivation, I don't think everyone will sit home and quietly starve.
These people don't sound like followers of Gandhi to me.