In a bold step today, Congress introduced a new law that gives the national parks service the authority and duty to hand out free hemp seeds to all persons without jobs. The ‘Go Grow Yourself a Life’ program is expected to be able to reach almost 72 million Americans in the first year and will have a cost savings of 16 billion the first year and almost 24 billion the second year through a staged shutdown of the welfare/food stamp system. The program recipients of the hemp seeds will be required to grow them. They take the harvested and dried hemp plants to a processing facility. The hemp processing facility will remove the seeds from the stalk. The fiber is processed and made into hemp clothing/paper and the seeds are made into either fuel or food depending on the growers needs. These homeless and sometimes destitute people will be taught how to grow themselves a new life. The program is aimed at reducing the already overburdened food system as a first step in stopping welfare altogether. A pilot program is expected to start as early as next month but the pending government shut down has Obama working on other issues. When Obama was asked about the program he said “You can grow fuel? Ahmm ”. Pundits are suggesting this is another attempt to defund welfare and the food stamp system. They are right! Defunding welfare and replacing it with a multi-use cash crop would open the doors for a lot more people. My thoughts on this are simple “Go grow yourself a life” Happy April 1st.