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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 04:56 AM
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On Friday, President Obama added his signature to legislation that will cut $8.7 billion in food stamp benefits over the next 10 years, causing 850,000 households to lose an average of $90 per month. The signing of the legislation known as the 2014 Farm Bill occurred at a public event in East Lansing, Mich.

The food stamp cuts are one component of a massive omnibus bill which also includes billions of dollars in crop insurance and various other programs and subsidies involving American agriculture. Before he signed the legislation, President Obama praised it as an example of bipartisan problem-solving that would help create jobs and move the American economy forward...

President Obama signs $8.7 billion food stamp cut into law

Hope and Change the [snip] wanted huh? IMO this signing proves that both the Democrats and Republicans are working for the same commonality. If this doesn't convince people to deny ignorance, I don't know what will, especially with such great quotes as


When House Republicans originally argued for a food stamp cut of between $20.5 billion and $39 billion, the White House threatened to veto both of those proposals. During his Friday speech, the president did not say whether he was satisfied with the final $8.7 billion figure, or even mention the cuts at all. Instead, he praised the food stamp program and said that the final Farm Bill preserved much-needed benefits.


Double Speak At Its Finest. What they are not telling you is that in most metropolis areas, you NOW have to work at least 20-25hrs a week just to qualify for food stamp benefits. That is just to QUALIFY, not receive. ###SNIPPED### is working for the corporate masters, bought and paid for. So all you ###SNIPPED### supporters, pat yourself on the back. You got what you wanted, "you got to see ya first black prez before you died" at the sake OF US ALL. At least with a white POTUS, half of this mess would have been scrutinized with such a fine tooth comb it never WOULD HAVE HAPPENED. Instead, the ###SNIPPED### caricature has Martial Lawed this place for the next sadistic #er who will be the next corporate shill to take his place. Thanks.

This should concern every American. "Real Foods" such as non GMOs will be affected by this, as production will slow up or cease, as GMOs will be over produced and their prices inflated. Bottom line is the cost is going to fall on the people, and more people will be forced to eat junk, both in the form of cheap snack foods and the Fast Food dollar menu's. There is no way anymore without BS for people to grow their own gardens, fish, and/or hunt without legal tape and expensive permits. So while everybody is spazzing out about Ferguson, take a good long look at what is being snuck past us all as a collective.

Don't forget, Sgt Major Dan Page's quote from his rant “So number one is – there’s going to be an emphasis on an international event – the news media is going to pound it, pound it, pound it. The second thing is you’re going to see a group or a person guilty of racism or something along those lines and they’re going to start pounding on that. They want your attention over here. The third thing you’re going to start seeing is people will be arrested for domestic terrorism. The fourth thing you’re going to see and this is what I’m going to talk to the ladies about – it’s what I call ancient hate, ancient madness, ancient revenge. When these things start to happen, people are going to start rioting. The EBT cards are going to shut down. Can you imagine what’s going to happen in St Louis County when the EBT cards go down, when the ATM machines don’t work?”

Consider yourselves warned and now bracing for impact.



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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 05:03 AM
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No doubt some people on here will welcome this like they do in the UK, but be warned...People need to eat, they need to feed their families and they will do that by hook or by crook... Lock your doors. batten down the hatches, TS is about to hit the fan.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 05:06 AM
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a reply to: ArchPlayer

We have the 'two party we all attend the Bilderberg meetings together' situation in the UK but we do have a third choice which has pulled the plug on itself. However we now have a UKIP party also to vote for and guess who I will be voting for along with my family and friends and hopefully we will have the creation of other parties also to give us a better choice. Germany has a number of parties which I think is why it is so prosperous.

Having just two parties is too easy for the lobbyists to bribe and government needs a lot of different parties to help stem corruption - which will happen to the weaker politicians, but just two parties swimming in the same pool is a disaster for a democracy.


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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 05:08 AM
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a reply to: ArchPlayer

Surely if you gave a damn about the people out of work and families out of work, you would create the jobs first and then cut the food stamps?



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 05:32 AM
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originally posted by: Shiloh7
a reply to: ArchPlayer

Surely if you gave a damn about the people out of work and families out of work, you would create the jobs first and then cut the food stamps?

If they created jobs for everyone there would be no need for food stamps, but they wont do that. they need a sector of society to deflect the sheeples attention as to how we got in this mess in the first place.
It wasn't the bankers, it' wasn't the politicians, who, if they were in the private sector, would have been sacked long ago..

Na, it was then nasty Unemployed, workshy, Ne'er-do-wells who caused all this mess. Blame them, cut their income..hey, the masses wont mind even if we stick them in Work Camps.


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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 05:42 AM
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So apparently when a country (business) is broke, the answer is to start cleaning house from the bottom up ?

Ah yes.... the government's very own version of Finance 101.

Works great, dontcha know !



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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 05:49 AM
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PATHETIC - You have simplified this into a Black President vs a White President stand off.



At least with a white POTUS, half of this mess would have been scrutinized with such a fine tooth comb it never WOULD HAVE HAPPENED.


At the same time you say



IMO this signing proves that both the Democrats and Republicans are working for the same commonality. If this doesn't convince people to deny ignorance, I don't know what will


Make up your mind Einstein, and don't speak out both sides of your mouth.

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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 06:09 AM
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The great hunger has begun. It is just waiting for the dollar to collaps and a perfect storm has arrived.


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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 06:10 AM
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a reply to: ArchPlayer

just a simple case of flawed logic that says welfare for individuals is bad but welfare for corporations is good.

By reducing welfare for individuals it simply means there's more money to give to corporations.

Funny how the poorest people in any country are commonly blamed for the nations economic ills when more and more wealth is being aggregated into fewer and fewer hands but this is not considered to have any economic downside.

The only other explanation for this action is that its motivated by hatred for the small time insignificant little nobodies (the little people) by the big powerful people.

Remember; when they cut you off altogether they have nothing on you then and you will then have some kind of freedom to make a statement.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 06:27 AM
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a reply to: ArchPlayer

I hate it when people bring race into it. Him being black had nothing to do with this. Just another excuse people use to negate the issue. Doesn't really matter what party he is in either. The US is controlled by the elite. So vote for whoever you want in the next election it won't matter. Whatever the agenda is well happen regardless. Very low class to bring trave into your discussion!



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 06:37 AM
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It will force poor people out of the downtown cities and out into the countryside where food is cheaper and can be obtained from farm markets. There was a story about how a part of Washington DC was gentrified, a new Safeway store opened, and all the locals on benefits left the area because they couldn't afford to buy food there.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:01 AM
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So this happened 6 months ago. Back when congress was in session. Republicans in congress wanted to cut 20 bn$, Obama didn't want to cut food stamps at all, so they compromised at 8bn. What's the big deal? That congress actually accomplished something, 6 months ago?



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:07 AM
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a reply to: ArchPlayer

reminds me of the quote by someone ... lol

"No society is more than three meals away from revolution"

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perhaps it is a strategy to counteract the other strategy of trying to create civil unrest to take away the citizen's guns?


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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:35 AM
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So, food stamps get cut...
Welfare for farmers gets increased. Oops, "subsidies".
...and this is supposed to create jobs how? Will farmers hire more migrant workers or just pocket the money?


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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:35 AM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol

originally posted by: Shiloh7
a reply to: ArchPlayer

Surely if you gave a damn about the people out of work and families out of work, you would create the jobs first and then cut the food stamps?

If they created jobs for everyone there would be no need for food stamps, but they wont do that. they need a sector of society to deflect the sheeples attention as to how we got in this mess in the first place.
It wasn't the bankers, it' wasn't the politicians, who, if they were in the private sector, would have been sacked long ago..

Na, it was then nasty Unemployed, workshy, Ne'er-do-wells who caused all this mess. Blame them, cut their income..hey, the masses wont mind even if we stick them in Work Camps.


Only way to create jobs is remove the money from the elite who cant possibly spend it all and give it to poor and middle class who will use it creating demand on goods which will require companies to hire people to keep up with demand. it is just a fact. You cannot argue this point. it is 100% correct. We the people need to rise up and stop the theft, demand higher wages and maybe even a wealth cap.

Net worth more than billion? Spend it to keep it down or return it to the people creating it though hiring or higher wages. Simple law that would fix the economy.
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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:41 AM
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The militarization of the police forces has been in preparation for the unrest which will follow when people can no longer get what they need to survive, now the food stamp cuts can be implemented because local yokels have the military hardware to smite the starving rioters en masse.


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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:43 AM
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I don't know which is worse in the op's post the racism or the ignorance. He blames Obama for everything but says nothing about the Republicans who are more than willing to let people starve. Also OP quoting a racist ahole like Sgt. Maj. Dan a nobody who dreams about killing people really doesn't help you any.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:46 AM
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originally posted by: the owlbear
So, food stamps get cut...
Welfare for farmers gets increased. Oops, "subsidies".
...and this is supposed to create jobs how? Will farmers hire more migrant workers or just pocket the money?

Seeing how the majority of the farmers that get most of the subsidies are millionaires who are the ones hiring migrant workers they will just pocket the money.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 08:02 AM
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originally posted by: Shiloh7
a reply to: ArchPlayer

Surely if you gave a damn about the people out of work and families out of work, you would create the jobs first and then cut the food stamps?


But where are these jobs going to come from?

People should stop blaming the government and start blaming the conglomerates. They are the ones who are outsourcing jobs, automating jobs with machinery, and taking home million dollar salaries at the expense of the lowest common denominators ie the workers.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 08:38 AM
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Personally, I think we need our land back, so we can grow our own food. And not have to depend on the grocery stores. In California, 50% of the land is owned by the Govt. 97% of Californians, live on 3% of the land. Not much room to grow our vegies, chickens, etc.

We are being pushed into the cities. Ive read all these articles about how it is becoming illegal to be self-sustaining. We cant even collect rain water. It was illegal in my town for awhile, not to have electricity, but people revolted and made them change the law. People were being locked out of their houses because they had no electricity. Really

Cutting food stamps is going to effect the cities so much. I completely agree, they want us to eat GMO's. I have read that GMOs change your DNA, Why are they trying to change our DNA?





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