The Minnesota government shutdown is threatening delivery of some 700,000 pounds of food due at the state food shelves in the next two months. Colleen Moriarty, executive director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota, says the food comes from a federal program. Moriarty says its delivery depends on a single state employee who can work in a certain data management program.
Since when did the state and federal government become responsible for stocking food shelves? Since liberals realized that the more people depend on government, the more power and influence government has, and thus the more liberals can control other people.
Nearly 950,000 more pounds of food already in warehouses can't be distributed during the shutdown. Rob Zeaske is executive director of Second Harvest Heartland, which distributes food to programs in 41 counties.
Think of it folks, we have come from 150 years ago when the 1st Minnesota left to fight in the Civil War and left hundreds of families behind to fend for themselves, to food shelves with food on the shelves that they can't distribute without government assistance. Is this progress?
The long line of groups and individuals waiting to plead their case before the special master in St Paul need to take a cue from the pioneers who settled the Minnesota territory amid long odds and no thought of relying on government-look first to your neighbors, friends and family, and to government as a last resort.
(TM) Minnesota Shutdown is a trademark of the Dayton administration.