I don't know Ric, but I think I see "Welfare Fraud" and "Government Pork " written all over this program. The recipients will get plants free, use them to landscape other peoples homes, making money in the process then go back to the welfare office claiming all the plants died. They'll expect them to be replaced like any good nursery operator would do. The government will do this but suspect fraudulent activity so a Plant Ivestigation Team(PIT) will be formed for them to throw money into. It will require a whole Army of Investigators to be hired and trained and the circle of life we know as "Government Waste" will continue.
"The Poor Fish" circa 1930's: The Poor Fish wouldn't have been caught if he'd known enough to keep his fool mouth shut.