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Originally posted by Allthegood
Poor people need to eat too. If not for the parents than for the children.
Originally posted by winterkill
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
Originally posted by Evil_Santa
the US has a population of 314 million people, and with an increase of 1.4 million people on foodstamps, that means that there's a change of +0.004% of people going on foodstamps. Yet there are others in here arguing that the change is due to a -0.4% drop in unemployment.
Once again, we're being public opinion is being assaulted by numbers manipulation in order to push a political agenda.
Originally posted by sirhumperdink
reply to post by butcherguy
doesnt matter how low the chances are when there are hundreds of millions of people attempting it and people learn quick with an empty belly
you know youre wrong and youre only defending your position because youve already made it the fact is wild game would be depleted and most likely eradicated very....very quicklyedit on 10-12-2012 by sirhumperdink because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by neo96
So here's a thought
During the early age of man large populations could not be supported by hunting and gathering, here comes agriculture, and government to fill in the void and the population increased.
So here we are right back to square one, both instances only small groups provided for the whole.
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by Thepump
Yep that sure is hard work for that cup of orange juice
Then again 47 million Americans aren't picking fruit either or busting their behinds on production lines.
Originally posted by beezzer
Anyone care to guess how much of the US population will be on foodstamps at the end of Obama's second term?
State and federal ciizenship for all persons regardless of race both born or naturalized in the United States was reaffirmed. No state would be allowed to abridge the "privileges and immunities" of citizens. No person was allowed to be deprived of life, liberty,or property without "due process of law." No person could be denied "equal protection of the laws."
Originally posted by jaymp
Here's something I just sent out:
I voted for you Mr. President, but my 85 year old grandmother should get more than a 12 dollar raise on her SS check. But, apparently, she should get less according to the government. So, to compensate for the 12 dollars the government doesn't want to give up, you all are taking 5 dollars away from her on food stamps. That's asinine. Let's see. Should we cut defense spending or deprive an elderly woman that manages to get buy on 700 dollars a month her necessities?