Originally Posted by listopencil
No, they aren't. One is finding a way to avoid giving a huge chunk of your money to the government. One is accepting monetary aid from the government. It's amusing that you've taken the time to build yet another straw man though.
You have a good point that can't be denied. I guess it comes down to preferences. I think there should be food stamps to poor people so they can feed themselves and their kids.* On the other hand, I'm in favor closing loopholes for millionaire investors so we can pay for the food stamps (among other things).
* I am a fierce advocate of food stamp reform, however.