Foreign policy and national security analyst (and friend) Fred Gedrich passed this along from his lifelong pal Duke Berkoski, U.S. Marines (retired):
The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing this year the greatest amount of free Meals and Food Stamps ever, to 46 million people. Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us: "Please Do Not Feed the Animals." The stated reason for the policy? "The animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."
Thus ends today's lesson in irony.