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Food Stamp Use Surges By Most In Years As Alabama Foodstamp Recipients Double In May
Zero Hedge ^ | August 2, 2011 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 08/02/2011 9:31:35 PM PDT by Zakeet

It appears that GDP data revisions are not the only thing that the administration enjoys fudging with in order to make the Chinese ministry of Truth seem like a real ministry of truth. After last month the data for April food stamp recipients indicated the we may, just may, be reaching an inflection point in the foodstamp participation following a mere 60 thousand jump in those receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), today's just released data confirmed that the BLS and BEA may have had a hand or two when determining this latest data series. Because the just announced jump in foodstamp usage of over 1.1 million is entirely out of the blue, and as the chart below shows, is the highest single monthly jump in Foodstamp participation since mid 2009, when eligibility requirements were adjusted. Yes, that's 45.8 million people (obviously an all time record) living on foodstamps which amount to the whopping $133.80 per person (an increase of $0.54 M/M) and $283.65 (an increase of $1.29) per household. Obviously, annualizing the latest monthly rate of 1.1 million people, it means that over 13 million Americans will live on about one third what the cheapest iPad costs in about a year.

But wait, there's more. Digging into the numbers reveals something pecuiliar: virtually the entire surge in monthly SNAP participation is due to one state alone: Alabama, which saw those living on foodstamps jump from 868K to 1.762MM. That's 36% of Alabama's population. Is this merely a grand rehearsal for the Jefferson County bankruptcy? Did the state see a mass surge in foodstamp use as hundreds of thousands are trying to game the system in advance of what will be an apic Chapter 9? And if yes, what does that mean for all the other states which will promptly follow in the footsteps of Jefferson County, and for US foodstamp participation?

Which begs the question: will Obama be the first president under whose rule total foodstamp usage hit 100 million? Surely, by then there will be a Nobel price for destroying one's middle class better and faster than any communist in the history of the world, so at least there will be something to memorialize it with.


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KEYWORDS: alabama; economy; foodstamps; snap

Obamanomics works!

1 posted on 08/02/2011 9:31:42 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Its not that 45 million people need food-stamps, it rather means that demand for free-stuff is always unlimited.


2 posted on 08/02/2011 9:34:00 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


3 posted on 08/02/2011 9:40:31 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Zakeet

Hussein: Food Stamps, T-Bills, Dollars - paper for all my friends !


4 posted on 08/02/2011 10:02:41 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: Zakeet

My heart and prayers go out to those really deserving help...and the heel of my boot to the rest.


5 posted on 08/02/2011 10:05:20 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Nachum

Methinks the food stamp soup line is longer than the first great depression. Madness.


6 posted on 08/02/2011 10:09:59 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/XX12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Zakeet
Alabama had that major tornado outbreak in may, if I remember right. Big sections lost power for a week or so. I heard but cannot confirm that they were making people eligible for food replacement via food stamps. My guess is that is the cause of the jump in participation in Alabama. Very pathetic that people would take advantage of screwing the rest of the country over a week of spoiled food. I have no faith in my fellow state residents or the country anymore.

I am convinced that true conservatives make up only about 15-20% of the country. We have lost the republic! :(

7 posted on 08/02/2011 10:35:14 PM PDT by Free_in_Alabama (The average citizen is to lazy to steal from you, instead they are asking the government to do it)
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To: Free_in_Alabama

Handouts create handees, even if they don’t need it.

And I’m old enough to remember Jimmy Carter’s Gub’ment Cheese fiasco.


8 posted on 08/02/2011 11:43:04 PM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: PGR88
Its not that 45 million people need food-stamps, it rather means that demand for free-stuff is always unlimited.

Excellent point. You have identified the central plank of the Democrat Platform.

9 posted on 08/02/2011 11:48:52 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Zakeet
It ain't Obamanomics, it's Obamunism.

I am a proud Antiobamunist.

10 posted on 08/02/2011 11:52:17 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Would you rather live in Obamaville or Palintown?)
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To: PGR88

agree. Iwas chattin with my grandson about food stamps that he didn’t qualify for. I said that food stamps were to keep people from starving. He said he thought it was for people who were just having a hard time. As a Walmart cashier, I see LOTS of people whose hard times are not very hard... Then there are the 50% who cheat to qualify for any handout program.


11 posted on 08/03/2011 12:13:52 AM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: All

Folks, I may be preaching to the choir here, but please consider setting at least six months of food and other supplies aside for yourself and every member of your family.
Encourage your friends and family to do the same because freeloaders are going to be the first to starve.

I firmly believe, and stories like this reinforce it, that one day those on the food stamps are going to be crowded around trucks fighting over bags of rice, much like you see with UN trucks in African nations.


12 posted on 08/03/2011 4:21:12 AM PDT by Molon Labbie
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To: Zakeet

Please may I have just a tad more of that slop you call food?

Food stamps are the ‘new’ soup line of the Obama DEPRESSION.


13 posted on 08/03/2011 7:17:06 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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