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Time To Celebrate The Recovery: Food Stamp Usage Hits Fresh Record
Zero Hedge ^ | May 31, 2011 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 05/31/2011 8:27:47 AM PDT by Zakeet

That average monthly benefit of $133.24 for 44.199 million people will help with the purchase of one third of a very edible iPad. Food stamp participation chart presented without further commentary.



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KEYWORDS: economy; food; foodstamps; jobs; obamanomics; obamaville; snap; welfare
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1 posted on 05/31/2011 8:27:51 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Great news which means Obama is a shoe-in for re-election.


2 posted on 05/31/2011 8:30:05 AM PDT by IbJensen (Welfare: putting a cake under the sink expecting that it wont attract cockroaches.)
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To: Zakeet

You know, mentioning food stamps is racist or something, according to David Gregory.


3 posted on 05/31/2011 8:30:11 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Zakeet

Was this unexpected????


4 posted on 05/31/2011 8:30:22 AM PDT by radioone
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yep, ol Newt was just making this stuff up calling baraq the food stamp president.


5 posted on 05/31/2011 8:34:08 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Zakeet

Obviously “Bush’s” fault. Just look at the graph.


6 posted on 05/31/2011 8:34:44 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Zakeet

I think anyone who receives welfare should not be allowed to have cell phones.


7 posted on 05/31/2011 8:36:16 AM PDT by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: Founding Father

Cell phones are frequently cheaper to have than land line phones anymore.

Do you think they shouldn’t have electricity or running water too?


8 posted on 05/31/2011 8:38:24 AM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: Founding Father
I think anyone who receives welfare should not be allowed to have cell phones.

If you are on food stamps you can get a Free Government Cell Phone too. They are always advertising them on TV around here.
9 posted on 05/31/2011 8:39:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: radioone

This was a GOAL.

Leftists aren’t honest about their goals,
because those goals are abhorrent to decent people.


10 posted on 05/31/2011 8:39:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Founding Father

The same people who get food stamps are the same ones whose kids are fed at school for free. And some schools send home backpacks full of food for the weekend.

If the schools now send food home with kids, then why do we double dip and give them food stamps too?

Just anecdotal evidence, some of these people with food stamps drive some nice cars, in addition to having bling and cell phones.

If subsidizing food for people just allows them to spend the money they have on other stuff, is that really a good expenditure of public funds?

We don’t want people to go hungry, but we also shouldn’t be enabling them not to work or enabling them to have a better living standard than those who do work for a living.


11 posted on 05/31/2011 8:40:09 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

At the food bank, you’ll often see those “dropping off” have much older/humbler cars than those “picking up”.


12 posted on 05/31/2011 8:41:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Founding Father

I’m fine with cell phones. Just turn off the cable or satellite, please.


13 posted on 05/31/2011 8:42:31 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Take their shoes too.


14 posted on 05/31/2011 8:44:47 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Founding Father

I think anyone who receives welfare should not be allowed to vote.


15 posted on 05/31/2011 8:45:33 AM PDT by Grunthor (Make the lefts' collective brain cell implode; Cain/Bolton 2012.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“We don’t want people to go hungry, but we also shouldn’t be enabling them not to work or enabling them to have a better living standard than those who do work for a living.”

We’ve lost our way. There was a time when being on public assistance wasn’t a good thing. People felt embarrassed to be in that situation. And public assistance wasn’t meant as a way of life, it was meant as a means to avoid starvation until you could get back on your feet.

Now, people view welfare as “getting theirs”. And there are plenty of people who live good lives, take nice vacations, drive nice cars, live in good homes, and are on welfare.

See tagline.


16 posted on 05/31/2011 8:46:50 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: Zakeet

Why, this is unexpected news.


17 posted on 05/31/2011 8:48:47 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (To paraphrase Sarah Palin: "I love when the liberals get all wee-wee'd up.")
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To: kingu

But what if they want to watch HBO? Isn’t having HBO a civil right nowadays?


18 posted on 05/31/2011 8:48:53 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Zakeet

They should put Obama’s portrait on the food stamp.


19 posted on 05/31/2011 8:49:31 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Founding Father
I think anyone who receives welfare should not be allowed to have cell phones.

As with all technology it's how it's used that makes the
difference. I am currently unemployed and have signed up
with several on line job search engines that email the latest
jobs posted to me. My Droid has been a real asset.

20 posted on 05/31/2011 8:49:48 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: kingu

I’m fine with cell phones. Just turn off the cable or satellite, please.

And no rims over 15”.


21 posted on 05/31/2011 8:51:09 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Founding Father
I think anyone who receives welfare should not be allowed to have cell phones.

There are these commercials for free government phones--the Advantage program or some such name--and these people say things like, "Now that I have my Advantage phone, I can call her doctor!" (referring to her young doctor).

Seriously? She has no regular phone or the ability to borrow a phone or go to a friend's house if she's concerned about her daughter's health? Apparently there were a lot of sick, unattended-to children before this free government phone program.

22 posted on 05/31/2011 8:51:57 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (To paraphrase Sarah Palin: "I love when the liberals get all wee-wee'd up.")
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To: brownsfan

And there was a time in this country when a girl who got pregnant without a husband couldn’t just go and get on welfare.

We have so institutionalized the “baby mama” culture that there’s no turning back the clock on that. Unfortunately the cycle continues from one generation to the next. Baby mama begets baby mama, who in turn grows up to be a baby mama. And nobody is supposed to say anything, because we’re supposed to be liberal and non-judgemental and all that.


23 posted on 05/31/2011 8:51:58 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: brownsfan

re: vacations

A lady cutting my hair the other day was telling me about the 3 vacations she’d been on that year...

It just seemed “normal” to her.

My family usually just takes driving vacations to close by attractions (because we have to subsidize others’ lifestyles).


24 posted on 05/31/2011 8:52:25 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Choosing a career in government sponsored child bearing...”


25 posted on 05/31/2011 8:53:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
"Do you think they shouldn’t have electricity or running water too?"

Absolutely. Move them close to a creek, they can use a wash board to wash their clothes.
If they don't have lectricity then they might go to bed earlier, then be rested the next day for wash day. Then maybe they will look for work after the wash.
I would let them have a port-a-john instead of digging them a out house. I am a compassionate conservative.

26 posted on 05/31/2011 8:54:33 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Everything I need to know in life, I learned in Kindergarten. . . .)
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To: Nachum

Obama’s economic win - people have to depend on HIM because he is taking away their ability to depend on themselves.


27 posted on 05/31/2011 8:59:34 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Prayers for missing Marizela Perez. Prayers for her safe return.)
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To: Founding Father

or vote


28 posted on 05/31/2011 9:17:37 AM PDT by kateskid
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To: Phantom Phixer

You can get seltzer chargers and supplies at liquor stores, and seltzify your tap water.


30 posted on 05/31/2011 9:27:47 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: CrazyIvan

That was the original rationale for giving food stamp recipients free cell phones...”how can they get jobs if nobody can call them for an interview?”. In reality most of the minutes get used for booty calls and drug deals.


31 posted on 05/31/2011 9:28:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hoodat
They should put Obama’s portrait on the food stamp.

Already done!

32 posted on 05/31/2011 9:28:42 AM PDT by Zakeet (The difference between the Wee Wee and a battery ... the battery has a positive side)
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To: Voter#537

“Do you think they shouldn’t have electricity or running water too?”

Our local paper recently had a wonderful story about a young man, an immigrant from Brazil. He came here barely able to speak the language or afford an apartment. He got a job in a pizza shop and slept on the floor of the back room when the shop was closed. Made his priorities saving up money and becoming fluent in English. Saved his money and is now a US Citizen who owns a chain of sub sandwich shops. Sometimes a little adversity can be the best thing that ever happens to you.


35 posted on 05/31/2011 9:32:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Founding Father
I think anyone who receives welfare should not be allowed to have cell phones.

If they don't have a cell phone, how will they get the call telling them where and when to show up for their new job?

By the way, that is the logic used in those free Welfare cell phone commercials.

36 posted on 05/31/2011 9:33:26 AM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: brownsfan

It’s hard to blame the people who paid taxes for years, then got dumped on their wazoo by a collapsing economy, for saying that their turn on food stamps or SNAP is “only fair.” I’d like to know how one plans a month’s worth of meals for a person on this average of $113. Even buying from the dollar store.


37 posted on 05/31/2011 9:34:01 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Grunthor
I think anyone who receives welfare should not be allowed to vote.

Exactly.

38 posted on 05/31/2011 9:34:15 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I think anyone who receives welfare should not be allowed to have cell phones.

A few years ago I might have agreed with that statement, but these days cel phones are dirt cheap and cheaper than having a land line. You can get a cel phone in wal-mart for 20 bucks and use it for about 25 a month. The iphones and blackberrys are a totally different animal than the run of the mill cel phone and I would agree with you if you were singling them out specfically

39 posted on 05/31/2011 9:35:16 AM PDT by eak3
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To: Phantom Phixer

—the people of this country look like carnies anymore—

You’ve hit on a real sore spot of mine...absolutely beautiful young girls, 18, 20 yrs. old, who go and mutilate themselves with tattoos and multiple facial piercings. What on earth could they have been thinking?


40 posted on 05/31/2011 9:35:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Defacing and vandalizing the Imageo Dei?

Where do you THINK that comes from?


41 posted on 05/31/2011 9:39:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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Nice to know what we're paying for, eh?
42 posted on 05/31/2011 9:40:31 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: eak3
A few years ago I might have agreed with that statement, but these days cel phones are dirt cheap and cheaper than having a land line

A few years ago I might have agreed with you if the phone gave them access to job interviews and 911. But I suspect if you look at the call details 95% of the minutes are being used for drug deals, booty calls and ordering takeout.
43 posted on 05/31/2011 9:40:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: radioone
Was this unexpected????

According to the AP....

44 posted on 05/31/2011 9:41:55 AM PDT by GOPJ (youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/05/terrifying-brilliance-of-islam.html)
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To: Zakeet
All according to plan.
Dependent on government -> votes democrat.

45 posted on 05/31/2011 9:42:36 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"Sometimes a little adversity can be the best thing that ever happens to you."

You hit the nail on the head. If all you want is FREE then you will have a very miserable life.
I goes back the the conservative creed. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

48 posted on 05/31/2011 9:43:52 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Everything I need to know in life, I learned in Kindergarten. . . .)
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To: RandallFlagg

I’m paying for Diet Mt. Dew?

DIET MT. DEW !?!? That’s like buying low sulphur rocket fuel.


49 posted on 05/31/2011 9:45:18 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Buckeye McFrog

hahahaha touche’


50 posted on 05/31/2011 9:49:15 AM PDT by eak3
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