In a lot of ways I agree with the author. My parents where great and never made it obvious that we were poor. I thought everyone good their cheese in big blocks from the government. Both my sisters have raised families alone and only made it due to governmental support. I however think that painting an entire group with this broad a brush losses some of the validaty of the statement. Not all conservatives think that government support is bad. I would consider myself a recovering conservative note but I for one would never consider shaming someone for needing or using food stamps.