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Over 44 Million Now On Foodstamps (Doubled under Obama)
Red State ^ | 04/03/11 | Moe Lane

Posted on 04/03/2011 6:51:10 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP

Because why have a nice, sunny morning? We probably can’t afford those anymore, anyhow.

Primed by the financial meltdown; took off like a rocket in January 2009, and is now reaching for the stars. Over 44 million on the rolls (somewhere around 14.3% of the population), which is about 14 million or so more than when this administration took office. The graph is sufficiently grim and depressing on its own to make further commentary largely unnecessary, but I will add one sardonic comment. If current conditions are what the White House considers to be “our economic recovery,” then let me be clear: You’re Doing It Wrong

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TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: preparedness
This is one reason not many are griping about no jobs. It is also generating false consumer numbers because these "sales" are included in Consumer Spending statistics.
1 posted on 04/03/2011 6:51:13 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Don’t let the food stamps statistic fool you. The reason more people are on food stamps is because of expanded eligibility. This is creeping socialism, pure and simple. You don’t need to be starving to get food stamps anymore.


2 posted on 04/03/2011 6:52:59 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer" -- Henry Clay)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
I think we are basically in a Great Depression, but people stay on "unemployment" for years, and foodstamps are amazingly common, and banks allow people to stay in foreclosed homes, and government figures for Inflation and Unemployment are basically doctored up.

In 1933, the country was less socialistic, so a deep economic breakdown really hurt. Today, an economic breakdown of similar magnitude is harder to see. But I think it's here.

3 posted on 04/03/2011 6:55:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

BO’s/BS’s Cloward-Piven strategy is proceeding according to plan.


4 posted on 04/03/2011 6:55:50 AM PDT by Defend Liberty
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The Democrats believe that this will support and stimulate the economy more that anything the Free Market can muster.

Can you imagine the stupidity?


5 posted on 04/03/2011 6:56:19 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The rising food prices means their food stamps won’t be adequate. Then what? Obama, the Wannabe Dictator, will have to come up with more borrowing.


6 posted on 04/03/2011 6:57:45 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Before I consider any freebies that are paid for by another hard working person I need to find out if they will pay for Cuban cigars and hard liquor otherwise the paperwork really isn't worth filling out.

The tax return that I get from my unemployment will pay for my families food and shelter.

7 posted on 04/03/2011 6:59:11 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
The rising food prices means their food stamps won’t be adequate. Then what? Obama, the Wannabe Dictator, will have to come up with more borrowing

Either that or musle the food producers into giving away food. Another opportunity to move away from a market economy toward Socialism.

8 posted on 04/03/2011 7:01:15 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer" -- Henry Clay)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

...and he’s payin’ my rent and car payment...lol


9 posted on 04/03/2011 7:02:42 AM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: Defend Liberty
BO’s/BS’s Cloward-Piven strategy is proceeding according to plan.

Because people are taught that it's okay to live on other peoples hard earned labor and that those hard workers are just evil anyway.

10 posted on 04/03/2011 7:02:55 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Maybe these parasites need to send Present Stroker a “Thank You” note.


11 posted on 04/03/2011 7:03:02 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

..must be part of that “hope and change” propaganda promised.... =.=


12 posted on 04/03/2011 7:05:44 AM PDT by cranked
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To: ClearCase_guy
It's difficult to compare the ‘30’s with today. Back then, most Americans were considered Rural and could grow their food and support themselves without much money during hard times.

Today, 75% of the country is Urban and barely have enough food to last a week stored in their homes. They are deeply dependent on their jobs, the Government and the local Government to provide all their needs for them. If even one of these providers goes away, there is nothing left but anarchy and mayhem.

We are in dangerous times where we have never been before. There is nothing to compare it to either.

13 posted on 04/03/2011 7:05:59 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Bingo. Bama has his reelection numbers in place.


14 posted on 04/03/2011 7:07:39 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: GlockThe Vote

That, and several Million new Hispanic voters that will be at the polls in 2012.


15 posted on 04/03/2011 7:09:01 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

It is mostly minority handouts for votes. I would have no problem with giving actual basic food to the needy but this is ridiculous. Bring back the soup lines. Hell the Beggars on the streets are making more than social security people.


16 posted on 04/03/2011 7:12:23 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Meanwhile, the Kenyan bass turd has one billion dollars in his “campaign chest” to purchase the Oval Office for another four years. Somebody needs to be in jail. ONE BILLION DOLLARS! Our system is definitely broken.


17 posted on 04/03/2011 7:13:10 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How's that Keynesian economics working out for ya so far?)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Europe in the 30’s.


18 posted on 04/03/2011 7:13:30 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: Howie66

JP Morgan already has! They are making Billions off the Food-stamp/Credit Card scam.


19 posted on 04/03/2011 7:14:02 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: GlockThe Vote

And the Republiwhig morons are going after social security and medicare instead of Obamacare and the EPA. How stupid are they?


20 posted on 04/03/2011 7:15:13 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Not only that, the “Credit Card” like purchases are also going for Tattoos, smokes, clothes, you name it, and are easily converted into cash from “participating” handlers.

The other day, a Latino Lady who could not speak a word of English, pushed 4 shopping carts through the line at Wal-Mart, fully loaded with huge Beef Roasts, Large Turkeys, Meats, Chips, vegetables, candy etc, and she fanned out several Hundred in cash for Magazines, smokes & Beer.

21 posted on 04/03/2011 7:20:04 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Don’t let the food stamps statistic fool you. The reason more people are on food stamps is because of expanded eligibility. This is creeping socialism, pure and simple.

There is also a more pragmatic reason for expanded eligibility. Affirmative Action college "students", hooked on three free meals daily from HeadStart-K-12 expect the benefits to continue indefinitely, so it has been expanded there. Also, with engineered higher food prices, to keep the feral classes from revolting, the inflation is hidden from them in the form of Section 8, food stamps, energy and utility subsidies et al.

Finally, the expanded eligibility allows formerly two-income households the ability and ease to stay on unemployment for as long as the benefits last. Since the Fe'ral Government is actively encouraging people to stay unemployed, the States aren't seeing normally employable men and women looking for work, rather preferring to stay unemployed and draw down on State budgets which causes the individual States to beg DC for "stimulus money" and any other form of cash to put off the inevitable.

This is an engineered destruction of the united States and this is one of many tools used by them to accomplish their task of destroying a people and their nation.

22 posted on 04/03/2011 7:21:21 AM PDT by The Theophilus (Pray for Obama (Psalms 109:8))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“Can you imagine the stupidity?”

Considering that Present Stroker was ever elected to occupy OUR White House in the first place...the answer is YES.


23 posted on 04/03/2011 7:25:48 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: The Theophilus
That's true!

Why are they not required to pay it all back? This program should be a loan program. Just don't charge interest. A small handling fee would suffice. Welfare should be the same way!

If this were in place, there would be far less scamming it, and those who try to skip out on their debt, should be penalized and charged interest by the IRS or an agency like them if we ever go to a flat tax system.

24 posted on 04/03/2011 7:26:45 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

There are about 85 million households in the US, and now 44 million foodstamp recipients.

This is a Great Depression...we just don’t have soup lines, we have food stamps.


25 posted on 04/03/2011 7:28:46 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad

Yup!

And they are sitting comfortably in their homes, not having to make payments, getting free food and entertainment and watching their Big Screen TV’s. Who needs to work? There is no incentive for them to get back to work!


26 posted on 04/03/2011 7:35:27 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

What this country needs is starvation. Let those people find themselves without any welfare at all, no food stamps, to WIC, no public housing, no extended UI, etc., and watch just how fast this country turns around.


27 posted on 04/03/2011 7:40:00 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad

Well, AFTER the riots and Civil War more than likely!


28 posted on 04/03/2011 7:46:49 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: screaminsunshine

Since Michelle Obama wants to be sure that children eat a healthy diet, there should be strict limits on what can be purchased with the food stamp program. Prepped foods such as Totino’s pizza and State Fair corndogs should not be allowed. All food with large additions of corn syrup or sugar such as Sunny Delight citrus drink, Regu pasta sauce, and Oreo cookies would no longer be permitted. What would be allowed are basic food stuffs such as whole wheat flour, sugar, frozen orange juice, canned and fresh tomatoes, ...
The problem is that many people have no idea how to prepare food for their families or themselves.


29 posted on 04/03/2011 7:48:58 AM PDT by Irish Queen ("Don't fence me in")
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Units of dependents/economic slaves endowed by their masters with certain alienable rights, among them food.

Redistibute the wafers. Where’s my cheese?

Defund the collectivists/totalitarians collectives.


30 posted on 04/03/2011 7:50:20 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Irish Queen

Good idea. And Drug Test all of them first.


31 posted on 04/03/2011 7:50:20 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I just finished our taxes and am wondering why my husband is working so hard? To support a bunch of moochers? I'm beginning to think we're just dumb to pay and pay and pay.
32 posted on 04/03/2011 7:55:29 AM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Now we all know that would be “Unconstitutional”! The HORROR!


33 posted on 04/03/2011 7:57:18 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

The6 aren’t even stigma-inducing stamps any more. It’s a convenient debit card. Sheesh.


34 posted on 04/03/2011 7:57:54 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Given to Obama Crony JP Morgan, and they are making Billions off of it.


35 posted on 04/03/2011 7:59:51 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: ClearCase_guy

“I think we are basically in a Great Depression,”

I think you are correct!
If the the government subsidies of laziness were suddenly removed there would be (will be) the end of civilized society.

(buy more ammo...............)


36 posted on 04/03/2011 8:04:13 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: The Theophilus
"This is an engineered destruction of the United States and this is one of many tools used by them to accomplish their task of destroying a people and their nation."

This needs to be said again.

And they had a good start with the FED, and the policies of FDR. DeathCare is just the latest in a long string of building blocks used to destroy us.

37 posted on 04/03/2011 8:04:50 AM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: vanilla swirl

Americans have never been mislead or lied to so often, ever before in history.


38 posted on 04/03/2011 8:15:57 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Natural science recognizes the distinction between organisms that are merely parasitic and those that are parasitoidal: those that not only feed off the host organism but eventually kill it off.

That’s kind of the stage we’re in now.


39 posted on 04/03/2011 8:21:21 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

A few years back, I was standing behind a lady in the checkout line at a supermarket. She had two lobster tails and two big T-bone steaks. I was thinking, “Somebody’s eating good tonight.” She paid for it with food stamps. Then, she went out and got into her new Ford pickup.


40 posted on 04/03/2011 9:05:21 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Howie66
Maybe these parasites need to send Present Stroker a “Thank You” note.Barry's counting on it

Think of foodstamps as pre-paid voting(credit) cards.

41 posted on 04/03/2011 9:26:33 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Go to your local grocery store and just observe. The profile of the foodstamp user will emerge very quickly. Here in the Metro Atlanta area mostly hispanic which means illegal aliens. How are they getting these peachcards you may ask. I think I finally figured it out. They all have 2-3 anchor babies so they run down to family services and get the kid who is a US citizen signed up for benefits. So our new state laws that don’t allow illegals to get welfare is neatly circumvented.


42 posted on 04/03/2011 9:29:52 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

43 posted on 04/03/2011 9:34:46 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: libertarian27

You got it!


44 posted on 04/03/2011 9:37:42 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Wonder what percentage amongst these foodstamp entitled citizens can still afford cellphones, autos and designer jeans. Pretty high, according to my daughter, a title 1 elementary school teacher. She says many free lunch parents wear expensive clothes, etc.


45 posted on 04/03/2011 9:52:46 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Imagine if Obama was a Republican? Or if any Republican was in power? There would be riots in the streets.


46 posted on 04/03/2011 10:26:44 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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