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Able-Bodied Beach Bum Thinks ‘It’s Awesome’ Eating ‘Free Food’ With Your Tax Dollars

This beach bum surfer dude, who is an otherwise able-bodied physically grown man, shows zero shame for mooching off of the hardworking taxpayer. In fact, San Diego beach bum Jason Greenslate thinks “it’s awesome” dude. People like this is why I have such a hard time convincing some conservatives that we need to show more compassion for the suffering of our fellow-citizens.

Greenslate told John Roberts of Fox News for “The Great Food Stamp Binge” special Friday that his schedule was the following: “Wake up, go down to the beach, hang out with my friends, hit on some chicks, start drinking.”

How nice!

The kicker, is that he actually attended college and trained as a recording engineer, but Greenslate prefers bumming around rent-free in his friends’ houses, family, and occasionally girlfriends. He is unwilling, not incapable of holding a steady job, because “that’s just not the direction I’m heading in right now,” he says. Roberts followed him around while he was jamming on some tunes, barbecuing lobster, and treating himself to sushi “all paid for by our wonderful tax dollars.”

Greenslate, an able-bodied 29 year-old grown man (mentally, not so much), gets $200 monthly from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (a.k.a. SNAP).

With food stamp participation having increased at an annual rate of roughly 13 percent since 2008—costing taxpayers nearly $80 million last year, Red Alert Politics said—the likes of Greenslate aren’t anomalies.

More from Red Alert Politics:

In 2012, Fox News reported that 30,000 college students in Wisconsin and Michigan were enrolled in SNAP and people were selling their benefits on Facebook. Additionally, a 2010 Government Accountability Office report noted that “the amount of SNAP benefits paid in error is substantial, totaling about $2.2 billion in 2009.” Immigrant food stamp recipients wererecently caught sending food back to underprivileged family members in other countries as well.

SNAP enrollment has become easier over the years, with recipients like Greenslate only needing to provide a “birth certificate and Social Security card and fill out a form once a year,” according to Fox News. And the appeal of that “free food” and hassle-free enrollment has likely contributed to a record number of American households signing up.

“This is the way I live and I don’t see anything changing,” Greenslate told Roberts. “Why would it be bad in any way? It’s free food. It’s awesome.” You can watch some of the special below, that is, if you can stomach it. I, myself, wanted to jump through the screen and teach him how to be a man. Ahhh, the fruits of progressivism.

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Rich, the People's Pundit, is the Data Journalism Editor at PPD and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model. He is also the Director of Big Data Poll, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract."

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