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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 10:54 AM
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48 million people are now on food stamps.
That's 1.44 million up from last month. Even taking into account some of those are from Sandy, that's still a shocking jump. It explains what all of those people who fell off of the employment numbers last week are doing.
Yes, that's right, those rosy employment figures reading unemployment is down to 7.7 only say that because half a million people dropped off of their stat charts.
Smoke and mirrors, don't let it fool you




posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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And yet the government will tout this as a success.

They really do. They are proud that 48 million people are on food stamps. They measure success by how many are on welfare rather than how many are not.


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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by projectvxn
And yet the government will tout this as a success.

They really do. They are proud that 48 million people are on food stamps. They measure success by how many are on welfare rather than how many are not.



Who are they?

A robot?

I am glad that 48 million aren't hungry, is that a crime?

Or should we be proud that people are suffering here in America?



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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Yep, nothing like helping further along the current economic situation, pushing more crippling taxes, where the outcome is more people out of work, and then push for higher taxes to feed those people.

A touch of Socialism, a dash of Marxism, and pinch of Communism and just the right amount of the Liberal Progressive ideals and you have a great situation.


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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:17 AM
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Originally posted by winterkill
www.fns.usda.gov...

48 million people are now on food stamps.
That's 1.44 million up from last month. Even taking into account some of those are from Sandy, that's still a shocking jump. It explains what all of those people who fell off of the employment numbers last week are doing.
Yes, that's right, those rosy employment figures reading unemployment is down to 7.7 only say that because half a million people dropped off of their stat charts.
Smoke and mirrors, don't let it fool you


Obama's legacy. Screw up the economy so badly that the same people that got screwed over by the government now have to rely on the government in order to survive.

Way to go 51%! You voted this person in. OWN IT!
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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:22 AM
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I guess I just sit here puzzled as always. How can anyone even qualify? Has anyone ever looked into how little your income has to be in order to qualify? I myself can speak from experience as I considered applying recently, and with a family of 5, 1 income which is composed of workers comp and social security disability I would qualify for 23 dollars per month!!! So you gotta be really on dire straits and living in a cardboard box homeless to even get an amount that would justify applying from what I have seen. Smh so that makes me lean to thinking people are not being entirely honest when filling out the application and are not including all their income, unless that little amount is worth all the hassle to them. No thank you, not in need enough to give out a detailed inventory of my household, eg how many tv's you own, cars, etc...... We just shop smarter and eat healthier in my house, and food for thought I have discovered that eating out is sometimes cheaper than buying all the ingredients for a home cooked meal, and I am not referring to Mc d's and such.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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So in ten years we will spend as much money feeding the desparate in america... as we give isreal every year to buy weapons and build temples?

Sounds fair?



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by Thepump

Originally posted by projectvxn
And yet the government will tout this as a success.

They really do. They are proud that 48 million people are on food stamps. They measure success by how many are on welfare rather than how many are not.



Who are they?

A robot?

I am glad that 48 million aren't hungry, is that a crime?

Or should we be proud that people are suffering here in America?


They would be better off if they had jobs and could provide for themselves. The fact that you seem to think that 48 million Americans on welfare is a good thing is astounding.

We should be cheering when those numbers come down.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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How can anyone even qualify?


You have to lie.

I know a woman that was married, had a job, her husband had a job and she filled out the paperwork to get food stamps. She didn't tell her husband that she did it, then she would ask her husband for money to buy groceries. She bought the groceries with food stamps, then did god knows what with his money.

Oh, yeah, she cheated on him and after he threw her out on her butt, the govt is now paying for her apartment.... even though she found enough money to have her breasts augmented.

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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:31 AM
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Originally posted by butcherguy
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How can anyone even qualify?


You have to lie.

I know a woman that was married, had a job, her husband had a job and she filled out the paperwork to get food stamps. She didn't tell her husband that she did it, then she would ask her husband for money to buy groceries. She bought the groceries with food stamps, then did god knows what with his money.

Oh, yeah, she cheated on him and after he threw her out on her butt, the govt is now paying for her apartment.... even though she found enough money to have her breasts augmented.

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I am not lieing, Honest truth.... Never mind my brain isn't functioning today I mistook what you said.
Spot on. Well I can sleep better knowing that personally I don't, karma is a bitch.


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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:32 AM
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People need to eat. What is your alternative? Starvation? Would you be ok with people starving in "the land of plenty"?

Food stamps are a secret business subsidy. They allow companies to pay the bare minimum and the workers get food stamps to offset the low wages....better get a check up on this...you are completely seeing it from the wrong side. Food stamps is a sharing of the cost of life and the companies that are paying the cheapest are the ones benefiting from this system.

In a humane society, we like to see everyone fed and clothed and sheltered...the minimums of existence. What a person does beyond that is entirely up to them. If they are incapable of doing anything beneficial...oh well...they will linger on the edge...not really contributing anything to our world. We have a lot of those. I blame the education system, but that is another story.

If I had to choose where my tax dollars go, I would prefer they go to feeding people instead of blowing them up with bombs...but that is just me. I hate taxes...I hate the Gov...they piss me off on a daily basis....they are not efficient at anything and they gobble up huge amounts of money for no good reason...I don't have a problem feeding and sheltering people...it would be nice if things were different...but they are not.
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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:34 AM
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As a taxpayer, I have no problem with foodstamps. They have a real good return on investment. Unemployment is at 8% (so they say) give or take and there are 48 million on foodstamps.

This means that a majority of the people receiving assistance are hard-working Americans and it shows that many jobs do not pay a living wage anymore.

It seems all to often we approach the political aspects of this type of program without looking at the positive service it provides to people. Would we rather pay for foodstamps....or have people starving?



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:38 AM
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Originally posted by Thepump

Originally posted by projectvxn
And yet the government will tout this as a success.

They really do. They are proud that 48 million people are on food stamps. They measure success by how many are on welfare rather than how many are not.



Who are they?

A robot?

I am glad that 48 million aren't hungry, is that a crime?

Or should we be proud that people are suffering here in America?


Come back when you have even just cursory understanding of economics! And a little dose of history might help as well.


JEEEBUS H. Christmastrees! It is ignorant responses like the post above that give me such little hope for our future.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:39 AM
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Oh, I love this argument of "Well, should we let people starve"?

Really??? So, take more of MY money, to pay for someone else???
That is less money that I can use to support and feed MY family.

Never mind that I am willing to bet that most people receiving Food Stamps have a place to live that still has items that could be sold to fund their life, as opposed to having others do so.

Just another case of the forgotten man. The person being robbed so the Govt can "help" the other.

Hey, funny as in reviewing what the Govt takes in for these programs, a large percentage is pissed away on Govt itself.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:46 AM
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Originally posted by Jeremiah65
People need to eat. What is your alternative? Starvation? Would you be ok with people starving in "the land of plenty"?

Food stamps are a secret business subsidy. They allow companies to pay the bare minimum and the workers get food stamps to offset the low wages....better get a check up on this...you are completely seeing it from the wrong side. Food stamps is a sharing of the cost of life and the companies that are paying the cheapest are the ones benefiting from this system.

In a humane society, we like to see everyone fed and clothed and sheltered...the minimums of existence. What a person does beyond that is entirely up to them. If they are incapable of doing anything beneficial...oh well...they will linger on the edge...not really contributing anything to our world. We have a lot of those. I blame the education system, but that is another story.

If I had to choose where my tax dollars go, I would prefer they go to feeding people instead of blowing them up with bombs...but that is just me. I hate taxes...I hate the Gov...they piss me off on a daily basis....they are not efficient at anything and they gobble up huge amounts of money for no good reason...I don't have a problem feeding and sheltering people...it would be nice if things were different...but they are not.
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Yeah, sure... sounds great! But, I thought the economy was improving? Heck, Obama (Our SAVIOR!) just lowered the unemployment rate! If you listen to the Obots, you'd think we are reliving one of the most prosperous moments in world history!

Do you see the disconnect here? Do you understand why people might be pissed off at this news? INTELLIGENT people - you know, the ones who THINK and can put two and two together and recognize that that is NOT rain, it is piss! Yet Obama and his minions continue to pretend it's only rain! We're being lied to... NOTHING is improving it is only getting worse. And the mouth-breathing dolts of America re-elected the biggest liar and failure in the history of US Presidents! And YES, he has surpassed Carter's failures!



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:46 AM
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I actually support food stamp spending. It's one of the few government programs that creates jobs at the local level. Grocery stores need more employees to handle the increased customers. Increased demand for food products creates more jobs in shipping and and production. So, forth.

So, that increase in food stamp use means a growing economy unlike other government spending.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:48 AM
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Oh, I love this argument of "Well, should we let people starve"?


Well...should we? It would be nice to live in a world in which a days wage could easily provide for a family, but since the nation has gone from a manufacturing base to a service-industry base wages have fell. Add the devaluation of a dollar and it is easy to see why some people may be having problems.



Never mind that I am willing to bet that most people receiving Food Stamps have a place to live that still has items that could be sold to fund their life, as opposed to having others do so.


Really? I never knew that people are being forced to sell their stuff to support those on foodstamps!


It's called social responsibility. By each of us helping those in need we keep people off the streets, crime will not increase and people get some food. Of all the horrible things I can think of that government REALLY has no business in.....we have to complain about foodstamps?



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:51 AM
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Hey....we could always return to "debtors prisons"...I'm sure someone like you would be fine with that. I have an idea...why not do away with credit. Either you have the money to buy something or you don't...how is that? I think that would be a fine place....there would be a contraction of economy...you know...all the folks who make their money off of interest...but it would be a better world. Yeah sure...if you happen to be a property owner and want to sell a slice off...you have a targeted audience...only those with money could participate but hey...no sponges...no one spending more than they have.

I see your posts often and you seem to be an intelligent person. You have this idea that humanity should just be able to run rampant...that whatever happens happens for a reason and could happen no other way...I have some bad news for you...humanity is a plague...we are a wickedness that will not go quietly into the night...if we can screw a person over to our advantage...we do...we are a sickness that has no cure.

But go on...pretend that the system we have is flawless...it's the best thing since a pocket on a shirt...you sir...are the absolute reason our system is broken...you believe in it despite it's failures and because of that...we do not seek a better way...people like you are why we are where we are...never asking the tough questions...never seeking an alternative...here is a clue...there is a better way...but until the "sheep" start looking...we will never find it.

Are you looking for an answer or are you embracing that which is broken?
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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:55 AM
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Anyone care to guess how much of the US population will be on foodstamps at the end of Obama's second term?



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 12:01 PM
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NOTHING is improving it is only getting worse. And the mouth-breathing dolts of America re-elected the biggest liar and failure in the history of US Presidents! And YES, he has surpassed Carter's failures!


If we are going to make this issue political, then why is it that the "queens" of welfare are from states that overwhelmingly vote Republican? Why are you not asking your fellow Republicans to get off of the government dime?




Of the twenty worst states, 16 are either Republican dominated or conservative states. Let's go through the top twenty.
New Mexico: $2.03
Mississippi: $2.02
Alaska: $1.84 Louisiana: $1.78 West Virginia: $1.76 North Dakota: $1.68 Alabama: $1.66 South Dakota: $1.53 Kentucky: $1.51 Virginia: $1.51 Montana: $1.47 Hawaii: $1.44 Maine: $1.41 Arkansas: $1.41 Oklahoma: $1.36 South Carolina: $1.35 Missouri: $1.32 Maryland: $1.30 Tennessee: $1.27 Idaho: $1.21


Any INTELLIGENT person would look at the numbers and realize that it may not be the Left that is the problem. According to the numbers, Republican governance seems to equal more poor people.

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