“Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us ‘Please Do Not Feed the Animals.’ Their stated reason is because ‘The animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.’” The difference between feeding animals and feeding poor people is that animals don’t vote. In addition, when politicians create dependency programs for the poor in order to get their votes, the politicians insulate themselves from the constant demands.
If you feed deer and squirrels off your back porch, you’re going to get deer and squirrels coming to your back porch every day looking for a handout. Consider the Javelina or “skunk pig” that originated from South America and have made inroads to the southwestern part of the United States. The following is from the Arizona Game and Fish Department: “Javelina will likely visit occasionally if you live in a semi-urban area near a wash or other natural desert. Javelina usually cause only minor problems for people by surprising them or eating a few plants. However, people should NEVER feed javelina. This can cause them to become regular visitors and lose their fear of people, creating problems for the neighborhood and often leading to the death of the javelina.” Politicians don’t have to worry about a similar reaction from the poor people they turn into political dependents because they often live in gated communities or are insulated from the hoi polloi because of their political perks and jet-setting.
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