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Citizens Receiving Food Aid from Federal Gov't Now Outnumber Full-Time Private Sector Workers

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posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 04:25 PM
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If you hate social programs that stop the USA from turning into a third word country then go move to one. I don't want to see starving kids with bloated stomachs and flies in their eyes on the street begging for food over here.


Oh?

Yee Haw for that corporate welfare that 100 million Americans are on eating GMO susidized food!!!

And

Yee Haw for the worlds largest zoo where the widlife 'Americans' would perish without all that GMO government subsized food.

I am so proud that people think robbing from one person to feed another via government force means they 'care'.

Hot damn so 'proud' of Amerika.




posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 04:29 PM
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Obama has given small business's 17 tax breaks since he has been office it is the big companies that are screwing their employees over. Walmart employees receive over a billion dollars a year in government aid. And Walmart is the largest employer in this country.


Nope.


Many people are surprised to learn that the largest employer in the United States is the small business owner. All the small business owners combined employ more than 52% of the employees. This means that more Americans work for a company with fewer than 100 workers (a small business) than for the large corporations with more than 500 workers.


texaslawtoday.com...

And someone read the op what was it 114 billion alone for food aid that doesn't count the rest of the trillions in government perks for people doing absolutely NOTHING.



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 04:43 PM
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Ah, i see. Written right in there. So much for reading pdfs in Firefox. That number seems inflated because that's around the 3rd of the US population.



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 04:56 PM
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Originally posted by macman
reply to post by WaterBottle
 


Yep, they sure do have to eat.

I still don't see where it is okay that my paycheck is robbed from, to do the job of other parents.



If you happen to be military or ex military.

I hate that my paycheck is robed so that I have to pay for you.

I'd rather pay for food for hungry people



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 05:12 PM
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It is actually more like employers are resorting to lowering hours to about 30 to avoid "Obamacare" which is one of the reasons why more and more Americans need food stamps, plus the fact that "there has been no job recovery" despite the lies from Obama...



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 05:18 PM
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Originally posted by HauntWok

That is a misnomer, as many of those people who are receiving food stamps are actually employed full time. They just are at menial minimum wage jobs and their paycheck doesn't even come close to the cost of living in the US. And employers are all too happy to just replace anyone that asks for a raise with one of the stacks of applicants they receive everyday.

Course bretbart (the king of misleading information) isn't going to say that.




This is it in a Nutshell.

The Large Multi National Corporations and Wall Street Banks that are in bed with our government want the rest of America to subsidize the workers while they get the most profits and pay the least through their loopholes.

I am all for ending all forms of welfare, corporate and otherwise.
The Corporate and Banking Insider Trading Politicians are running things exactly how they want.

Fascism at its finest
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posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 05:22 PM
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Originally posted by jimmyx


hahahahahaha....yeah right, Obama is the problem....
www.guardian.co.uk...


And who exactly is making that claim?... the Democrats in power...


Geez, who would think that those who caused the problems would try to blame someone else?...

BTW, I do blame some of the Republicans in power for also implementing unconstitutional legislation and getting behind big business. But guess what, Democrats have been doing the same thing, and under Obama and his administration things have gotten WORSE... But it is not like this is the second term of Obama's administration right?...



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 05:59 PM
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Originally posted by Cheesefleas

Originally posted by macman
reply to post by WaterBottle
 


Yep, they sure do have to eat.

I still don't see where it is okay that my paycheck is robbed from, to do the job of other parents.



If you happen to be military or ex military.

I hate that my paycheck is robed so that I have to pay for you.




Really? That is so wrong.
Maybe you would be happier, say, in North Korea.

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posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 06:10 PM
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Really? That is so wrong.


Why? The spending on the military is more than the next 13 nations combined.

All for a bunch of socialists who have absolutely every single thing handed to them by the government and live off of the government dime and even after leaving the military they still get everything handed to them by the bucketload including free healthcare, housing, education and other perks.



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 06:16 PM
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Originally posted by Metallicus
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It is amazing how much worse we are under Obama in just 5 years.

I don't think he could have done more damage to the country and our prosperity if he was doing it on purpose.

Wait..


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I wouldn't be surprised if he is doing all of this on purpose. The way Obama gives everything away to foreign, Islamic, nations yet cuts everything at home, it's stupid. Are the Blue Angels back flying again and are the White House tours back? He is making the American citizens suffer and dragging us over the coals to support his own agenda. He delays businesses from having to join his failed health care program yet makes individuals pay. If this program is so great, it should work like he said. I didn't like Bush and I really, really don't like Obama. He sticks his nose in civilian topics anywhere from police officers trying to do their jobs to a shooting in Florida.

Back on topic . . . if every state did what Florida did and made people take drug tests before they could get anything for free, you would see how fast that number on food stamps would drop. People are getting used to being supported by the government and hard working citizens tax money and becoming lazy.



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 06:26 PM
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We may spend more on our defense, but that goes way beyond troops.
Keep in mind our military is likely the most technically advanced. So all that spending is not only our troops. Also, our troops do not pick the wars that give them wounds and scars for the rest of their lives.
I have nothing against the welfare system being a "hand up", when it's abused for the "hand out" that is where I get a little upset. I see too many able body's abusing the system, tell me you don't ?
Our troops do military exercises for real, others do it on their playstations and Xboxes while we are at work paying for their Obama phones, chips, and soda.



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 06:30 PM
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. . . if every state did what Florida did and made people take drug tests before they could get anything for free, you would see how fast that number on food stamps would drop. People are getting used to being supported by the government and hard working citizens tax money and becoming lazy.




Why not? You take one prior to employment, right?

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posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 06:41 PM
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This is what PISSES ME OFF... I know a 19 year old girl, going to college and on her own with no help from parents. living in condo with three others. She works 15-20 hrs per week, best job she could find. Applied for food stamps till she could get more hours at work or find a better job. She was DENIED because she was going to college. If she was working part-time and sitting on her butt the rest of the time she could get food stamps!


So, we give food stamps to the ones just working part-time and sitting the rest, but the ones working while trying to get a college degree are screwed



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 06:41 PM
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The small business i am involved with is still paying over 45%. When do these kick in?
While one poster is bragging on how he works for GE and is making very good money. You know why they can afford to pay their employees well? General Electric Tax Rate 1.8 Percent Over Decade, Report Finds (UPDATE)



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 06:47 PM
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Seriously?

Do people really believe that the president is running things? Like he is just sitting in the Oval office making decisions that run the country in the ground?

I think people give Obama, Clinton, Bush, all those guys way too much credit. They are total F-ing morons. George Bush number 2 could barely even speak coherently and people still believe these guys are running the world?

All of this is orchestrated. I am convinced of it. What the end result will be I have no idea.



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 06:50 PM
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Originally posted by tinker9917
This is what PISSES ME OFF... I know a 19 year old girl, going to college and on her own with no help from parents. living in condo with three others. She works 15-20 hrs per week, best job she could find. Applied for food stamps till she could get more hours at work or find a better job. She was DENIED because she was going to college. If she was working part-time and sitting on her butt the rest of the time she could get food stamps!


So, we give food stamps to the ones just working part-time and sitting the rest, but the ones working while trying to get a college degree are screwed




Actually, No.

You have to have kids/dependents in LA. If you are single you get nothing.

I get 300 dollars a month snap. And its barely enough to feed my wife and I. I'm on disability too. I'm sure that angers all the folks on here I see screaming about entitlements and whatnot.

It would be nice if folks keep in mind that there are people that genuinely need these programs. Young girls that can afford college really don't.



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 06:52 PM
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Originally posted by HauntWok

All for a bunch of socialists who have absolutely every single thing handed to them by the government and live off of the government dime and even after leaving the military they still get everything handed to them by the bucketload including free healthcare, housing, education and other perks.


Hmmm....I must have missed that briefing. Can ya provide a link? Because after thirty years I do not recieve free healthcare nor housing.

I do get a few benifits I will admit, but I earned them by withholding my end of the contract I signed. GI Bill I have yet to get approval and I am curious about those other perks. Can ya tell me what they are?



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 06:57 PM
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Originally posted by SpaDe_

Originally posted by cenpuppie
Well, this looked a little sensationalized so i read the document. No where does it say that 101 million people are receiving some kind of food subsidiary from the government. The number of around $114 billion in total cost yes.

A figure that the author pulls out his rear.


Actually the numbers are very accurate as described, just takes a little math on your part to add the individual numbers together of the 15 programs as the author did. It is all there in black and white and accounted for.

SNAP - 46.7 million
National School Lunch Program - 32 million
School Breakfast - 10.6 million
WIC - 8.9 million
Child and Adult Care - 3.3 million

Total = 101.5 million (I even left out programs, these are just the major ones)


You do some amazing Republican Math, those that are on SNAP also qualify for the Lunch and breakfast program, WIC I can't speak for, but most likely the same. It reduces the numbers a whole lot. How safe would your happy little life be, if there were people starving in the streets. Greedy Republican idiots, richest country in the world, and we can't feed our poor and elderly, how proud you must feel in your McMansion at the end of the day.



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 06:57 PM
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So you don't get VA Benefits?

benefits.va.gov...

www.vethousingfund.org...

There you go. That's despite living off the taxpayer dime, having us pay for everything including clothing, food, weaponry, travel, medical care while in the military. Bunch of socialists with guns.



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 06:58 PM
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It would actually end up costing the taxpayers more than it's worth. Those tests are expensive to conduct.
No Savings Are Found From Welfare Drug Tests
It just throws away money there are ways to beat the tests also only 2.6% failed the tests wouldn't really make a dent.



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