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Food stamp use is at an all-time high

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posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 06:01 PM
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Food stamp use is at an all-time high


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Nationwide, the number of households receiving food stamp benefits rose 19 percent from 2008 to 2009, and jumped 29 percent from 2007 and 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, which administers the program. The service’s data is as of Dec. 3.
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posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 06:01 PM
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When the economy goes bad more people ask for government hand outs, That seems straight forward enough. However, I think there is a bigger picture to this. The food stamp program is processed by the banks, the largest being JP Morgan. Think back a few years to what caused this economic mess, yes the banks. So what we have here are the banks by way of unwise loans and investments cause the economic collapse, then get the government to give them money to get out of the hole they got them selves in, and now get more money from people who have trouble feeding them selves because of the mess that they created to begin with.
Got to love the system.

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posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 06:25 PM
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Or it could be people are getting in on the free handouts. Were in rough shap me and the wife between us we make just over 200k$. But we live in a 5th wheel in the middle of the winter. It's 36 foot long and 2 years old were concidered homeless by the government. Somebody from the county came buy with paperwork for aid. We are possibly the lowest income family in the "Campground" we can get foodstamps because were "Homeless". Oh yes I forgot to say we both sold homes in the last 6 months too. It's rough out here were nearly out of wine tonight.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 06:31 PM
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Mike
thanks for posting. What you described could be an example of the powers that be trying to get as many people to take the food stamps as they can because the more that do the more money they can process.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 07:20 PM
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People don't have jobs, and thats a fact. The real unemployment is more like 18%, but the govt. skews those numbers in order to keep it low (and if the best they can do in skewing the numbers is around 10%, then we are in serious trouble). This year is going to be the year of major pain, because inflation (which has already reared it's head in food) will come on like gangbusters. We have essentially kept interest rates at zero because if not then the implosion would have happened much sooner than later. There is no way that the US govt. can keep promises that they made in much of our future or near future liabilities (SS, Medicare, Pensions both state and federal etc. etc.). You know this because another trial ballon was flown last friday where they where trying to get the SEC and Fed to make it mandatory that part of your 401k be put in Annuities. Back in 08 a commitee talked about putting peoples 401k's into the Social Security. Why would they be saying such things.

It's because they don't have the money for these obligations and are trying through hook or crook to steal it from you. The US is broke and the people who are part of this country are out of money also and in debt. This society is a consumption one (70%), when we stop consuming it effects everyone and everything. People lose jobs, people get on foodstamps and people get desperate. We are in the first stages of a depression people, and the powers that be know it.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 10:25 PM
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Your full of it!!!



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 10:32 PM
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Yet bizarrely enough we have NOT lost any land mass...


So why the hell can we not grow crops for the planet...?


Oh yeah corporations now control our industries.

Yeah sorry.




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