Food Stamp Recipients Outnumber Populations of 24 States Combined

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posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 10:41 AM
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Food Stamp Recipients Outnumber Populations of 24 States Combined

In November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that a record 47,102,780 individuals receive food stamps.

According to US. Census Bureau data, that figure exceeds the combined populations of: Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.


Have massive numbers of people depending on the US gov't for everything.
Have a gov't heavily invested in taking our $$ away to supposedly 'spread the wealth'.
Have a gov't heavily investing in taking over our health care and retirement.
Have a gov't deciding who can fly on an airplane out of the country and who can't.
Have a gov't deciding what schools can and can't teach and rewriting history lessons.
And what do you get??? A government that is VERY powerful over the people.
And the extra sad thing is that the people keep voting the same thing in over and over ..


This is frightening. To quote Dr. Who - "Stay Calm. Don't blink".
Seriously .. we can't even afford to blink.




posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 10:58 AM
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i am so tired of legislative thievery - stealing from me and mine to pay for you and your lazy @ss.
-maybe- just maybe -
we should all quit working - this would stop the monster in the east.



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:00 AM
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47,102,780 "Democratic" Votes.

Normal everyday working people will only wake-up to the pit-falls of Fascist Socialism after they do not receive any income taxes back one year and then the next year are taxed @ 75% flat rate to pay for this insanity, with eroded purchasing power to boot.

The next "Civil War" will be fought over slavery. Slavery to those who do not wish to contribute...
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posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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well that would certainly put an end to the overpopulation problem wouldnt it..
End food stamps, welfare,



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:05 AM
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Obama will feed us.
Obama will clothe us.
Obama will feed us.
Obama will provide us jobs.
Obama will solve foreign policy issues.
Obama will solve all domestic policy issues.
Obama will solve unemployment.

Just ask the left.

We're saved.



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:09 AM
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So how long do people think this can continue?

All of these giant failed government programs will be pointless not if, but WHEN THE GOVERNMENT GOES BANKRUPT as did Iceland's, Ireland's, Greece, Latvia, Spain etc.

For how long can the US, buried in debt, continue to run a massive welfare state here and a giant warfare state abroad?

The unfunded "liabilities" are staggering.

People, please begin to educate yourself on Austrian economics, the system Ron Paul has been screaming about for years.

Its the most humane system and the only that will actually work over the long term without these engineered "boom and bust cycles" bankrupting entire segments of the population.

And while the banksters are telling you that "debt is the lifeblood of the economy", its not. Debt is the lifeblood of bankers profits and control.

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posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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Would you rather have 50 million people stealing your food at gunpoint?


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posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:14 AM
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Hmmm...so many people unsatisfied with the American government, yet they are using American property on American soil using an American internet connection to complain about the American government which supports their American right to freedom of speech just so it can hear them complain about how unfair America is.

Yep, sounds totally justified. Here's an idea: move to another country. If you don't like it here, leave.



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:16 AM
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Over 47 million!
Wow.

Canada has a population of less than 35 million.
Australia has a population just under 22 million.
Just to put it in perspective of a couple of countries.
It's like feeding over double the Australian population, or well over Canada's entire population.

That's a lot of mouths to feed.



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:17 AM
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Originally posted by MisterMarbles
Would you rather have 50 million people stealing your food at gunpoint?

The government practically is!!
The government takes and takes and takes.
It uses their laws to enforce that theft.


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posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:17 AM
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I have a question. Not trying to be a smart*ss. I'm no economist I don't understand
how some of this works. But if people are losing their jobs left and right, partially due
to so many jobs being outsourced overseas and partially because of what's been done
to our economy, the FEDS printing into infinity, etc., then what do you think a better
answer is? I'm not saying foodstamps are a good answer either. Definitely not long
term. Just wondering what you think a better answer is for these people. What do you
think they should do instead?



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:19 AM
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Originally posted by AfterInfinity
yet they are using American property on American soil using an American internet connection to complain about the American government which supports their American right to freedom of speech just so it can hear them complain about how unfair America is.

Dead wrong. We are using privately owned property and internet connections to expose a serious problem in the American government. And no .. the government isn't too happy about freedom of speech these days.


Here's an idea: move to another country. If you don't like it here, leave.

Here's an idea: (in the spirit of the holiday I self edited out my comment.)
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posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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Perhaps you would find Canada to be less unsavory? I have a hard time understanding what you're still doing here if you find American policy to be so distasteful.



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:22 AM
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Originally posted by MisterMarbles
Would you rather have 50 million people stealing your food at gunpoint?

I agree with you entirely here and it really is that simple too. Hunger is the one thing that people will not and cannot tolerate. Not true hunger and absolutely not when it's seen in the face of a wife and kids. Bad things are starting to happen already by the number who have already hit that spot.

More importantly though, it's amazing how topics do recycle ,...but I happento have this handy for the coming budget years package of numbers as a basis.....and this was the most surprising of the sets I created for the ATS thread. I didn't create any of them with preconceive notions but i had a decent idea how they should turn out. This one shocked me completely.



Food Stamps flat out isn't the problem. Nor are school lunches or the other basic 'welfare' class programs. The real issue is one the ...ahem....elderly Congressman will absolutely not talk about. It's not even generic "social security". It's one very specific area of it.

The rest is class warfare it would seem to me, in both directions....and totally counterproductive, indeed.
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posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by orbitbaby
I have a question. Not trying to be a smart*ss. I'm no economist I don't understand
how some of this works. But if people are losing their jobs left and right, partially due
to so many jobs being outsourced overseas and partially because of what's been done
to our economy, the FEDS printing into infinity, etc., then what do you think a better
answer is? I'm not saying foodstamps are a good answer either. Definitely not long
term. Just wondering what you think a better answer is for these people. What do you
think they should do instead?

I think they should do whatever they have to do for survival, maybe they should just go looting, while the old and young are killed, raped and robbed in their homes and in the streets. How dare those pieces of crap become poor and in need of assistance!



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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Dead wrong. We are using privately owned property and internet connections to expose a serious problem in the American government. And no .. the government isn't too happy about freedom of speech these days.


Just think: all of these problems, and we're STILL one of the best countries in the world. Nothing here compares to the hellish demons that plague the nations of the Middle East. And you have the gall to complain? You know what a Saudi child would give for just a scrap of bread or a drink of water? And all you have to do is open your trash can to find a buffet, or turn on the tap for the cleanest water such a child has ever seen!

You're ungrateful, is what you are.


Here's an idea: get educated.


You take far too much for granted. How about, as a shift in perspective, you spend a couple of months in Turkey? See exactly what it's like to NOT be American.



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:26 AM
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This thread sounds more and more like a Mitt Romney convention. It's so much easier to complain about what you don't have when you never realize how much you DO have. I'm beginning to think that America's chief export is Concentrated Ego.



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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Since January 2009, the number of individuals on food stamps has skyrocketed from 31.9 million to the current record high 47.1 million.


For anyone keeping score, that's a 50% increase in food stamp recipients in just the past 3 years.



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:28 AM
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It's worse that I ever suspected. In southern Texas, I stood in line at HEB, the state's largest supermarket chain (and a good one at that, nothing low end) and just watched the people in line. Out of 8 people paying for food, only 2 DIDN'T use food stamps.

I was last so asked the cashier and she said this is a very bad area for unemployment, almost 3/4 of all their customers use foodstamps. They get a card that resembles a credit card and swipe to checkout just as fast I do with my debit card.

I've gotten government assistance in the past, got back on my feet, built a business and pay in now. I've been trying to hire workers and can't get a single person to show up more than 2 days in a row! Sales job that pays well but requires good work ethic, you know, 5-6 hours a day.

I spoke with another business friend who is Mexican and we agree on one thing, in ONE generation, the mexican-american mentality has gone from being one of the most hard working group of people to one of the laziest...in just one generation.

All that said, I think the answer is BALANCE. I don't mind paying a certain amount of taxes to have the privilege of living in a country that cares for it's poor, has good infrastructure and all the other things that make it great. The waste and corporate giveaways need to end as much as the welfare abusers. I don't think it's fixable any longer, a catastrophe of some sort will be necessary and we can only hope enough of us are strong enough to take it back and rebuild so we can have another 100 or so years of freedom before we forget and start the whole damned cycle over again.





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