Since late 2007 there has been a wide increase in the number of people who are recieving some kind of public assistance.(food stamps,unemployment,welfare etc..).
A number of people who now recieve some kind of aid from the government find it hard for their self esteem to realize that they are now part of the welfare system.
Many try to separate themselves from people who have recieving benifits for longer periods of times,by saying they are different from those other people.
I can sometimes tell when the new breed of food stamp folk roll up to my favorite Wal-Mart.
They are usually dressed to the nines and are driving their BMW or Benz,with a look on their face hoping no one will see them that they know.
These are the same people a few years ago who were calling the layed off workers from the steel and textile mills welfare queens and cheats.