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Over 46 Million Americans On Foodstamps For The First Time Ever
Zero Hedge ^ | December 5, 1011 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 12/05/2011 11:36:51 AM PST by Zakeet

While the capital markets may be cheering that in the past month 120,000 people supposedly found jobs, even if these were largely temporary or part-time just in time for the year end shopping sprees, we wonder how they will react when learning that according to the latest update from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), some 423,000 Americans found their way to minimum way subsistence, courtesy of Food Stamp handouts from Uncle Sam. Since the start of the Second Great Depression, food stamp participation has increased by 18.7 million, and is now at an all time higher 46.3 million. All Bush's fault, or something. At least the chart below appears to be plateauing... Actually, sorry, no isn't.



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KEYWORDS: economy; foodstamps; freecheese; obama; obamanation; obamanomics; snap; welfare

1 posted on 12/05/2011 11:37:03 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

The economy is in the toilet because of Obama plus he expanded eligibility. Now middle class people can get food stamps. Its turned into yet another subsidy for those who want to stick their hands out and get it. There used to be a time when I was younger when you took food stamps because you had to and you avoided it by any means if you could. Not anymore. We are turning into a nation of freeloaders with no shame in asking for a handout no matter what their circumstances.


2 posted on 12/05/2011 11:42:35 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Zakeet
Since the start of the Second Great Depression, food stamp participation has increased by 18.7 million, and is now at an all time higher 46.3 million.

Wait a minute, something doesn't make sense. I'm looking at that graph, and about 31 million were on food stamps at the end of the President Bush presidency. So 15 million extra were added during the last few years of the Obama presidency! It is nearly ALL Obama's fault!

3 posted on 12/05/2011 11:43:23 AM PST by roadcat
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

46 million Democrat voters no doubt!!!!


4 posted on 12/05/2011 11:44:14 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newter the Democrats and newtralize the RINOS - the Senate, House & WHouse)
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To: Zakeet

We’ve got some of the richest poor in the world.

They’d be lower-middle to mid-middle class anywhere else.


5 posted on 12/05/2011 11:44:14 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Zakeet

How many of them live in million dollar homes?


6 posted on 12/05/2011 11:44:17 AM PST by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: Zakeet

We must all come to love Big Brother.
Big Brother is the Provider.

Love Big Brother, or else, you will be audited by the IRS.


7 posted on 12/05/2011 11:44:36 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Zakeet

Never forget either with this president, this is redistribution of wealth. He’s just gotten 14 million more people getting stealth reparations. While it’s not a lot individually, it’s still a significant amount of “free” - to them - money.


8 posted on 12/05/2011 11:46:07 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Zakeet

If this 46 million includes children - how many ‘families’ or ‘households’ might this represent?

i.e. One mother with five children = 1 Dem vote.


9 posted on 12/05/2011 11:47:52 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newter the Democrats and newtralize the RINOS - the Senate, House & WHouse)
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To: Zakeet

Woman With 15 Kids, Somebody Needs To Pay For All My Children

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/82063504/


10 posted on 12/05/2011 11:49:28 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Zakeet

Chapter - It’s Free Swipe Yo EBT (Explicit)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzspsovNvII
“All you have to do is f***, And 9 months later you’re getting the big bucks!”


11 posted on 12/05/2011 11:52:49 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Zakeet

“MY EBT “ By @MREBT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o64Fz-KW1Dk

“My EBT, my EBT, I be swipey,swipey my EBT!”


12 posted on 12/05/2011 11:54:56 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: sodpoodle

2010 statistics show 50% are children - so it’s only 23 million Obama voters.

http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-facts/hunger-and-poverty-statistics.aspx

•In 2010, 48.8 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 32.6 million adults and 16.2 million children


13 posted on 12/05/2011 11:55:11 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newter the Democrats and newtralize the RINOS - the Senate, House & WHouse)
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To: tcrlaf

This nation is finished.


14 posted on 12/05/2011 11:55:28 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Zakeet

And last, but by no means, least, Peggy Joseph, from Obama’s 2008 Orlando Campaign Rally:

Obama Is Going To Pay For My Gas And Mortgage!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI&feature=related


15 posted on 12/05/2011 11:57:10 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: sodpoodle
46 million Democrat voters no doubt!!!!

Not necessarily. There are millions of unemployed and underemployed middle class people who have always worked, and can't find jobs. Add in their kids, it's not hard see where the additional 16 million come from. They aren't necessarily going to vote Democrat unless the Pubs do something stupid like let the current unemployment extensions lapse.

16 posted on 12/05/2011 11:58:47 AM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Zakeet

THE MAN WHO DESPISES AMERICA

17 posted on 12/05/2011 12:00:45 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Hugin
They aren't necessarily going to vote Democrat unless the Pubs do something stupid like let the current unemployment extensions lapse.

Sounds like voter blackmail to me.

18 posted on 12/05/2011 12:01:37 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
Sounds like voter blackmail to me.

Just realism. If people are forced to choose between the prospect of long term economic recovery or keeping a roof over their heads now, they will probably choose the latter.

19 posted on 12/05/2011 12:07:05 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: sodpoodle

One mother, five children in Florida= $952/mo in food stamps.


20 posted on 12/05/2011 12:07:44 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Hugin

Somehow, I don’t think that I’d sink that low - at least hope not.


21 posted on 12/05/2011 12:11:05 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Zakeet
Do the math:

46 million times $5.00 per day(my guess) = an annual cost of $84B dollars. Pretty cheap way for the demonrats to buy votes.

22 posted on 12/05/2011 12:11:32 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Zakeet

As public sector sheds jobs, blacks hit hardest

http://www.twincities.com/ci_19470713

hope and change, baby.


23 posted on 12/05/2011 12:13:10 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Zakeet

I want an EBT card. Is it hard to get one? What’s the cutoff for a family of 5? Gimme my Obama money!


24 posted on 12/05/2011 12:21:02 PM PST by montag813
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To: Zakeet

How many of the 46,000,000 are children for whom their parents are receiving food stamps AND we are paying through federal programs to feed them at least breakfast and lunch, if not 3 meals a day, at their schools? How much is that costing us to feed the children 31 meals per week (each) or more?


25 posted on 12/05/2011 12:26:59 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Zakeet

Ask a Democrat.

This is considered to be a huge success, if they are honest.


26 posted on 12/05/2011 1:27:19 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: central_va
Pretty cheap way for the demonrats to buy votes.

Cheap for them, but the dems are buying votes with money earned by those of us who still work.
And remember, the 5% unemployment under Bush was so HORRIBLE that the MSM's had to mention it every day.

27 posted on 12/05/2011 1:31:27 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Zakeet

When the USSR when broke it only had one form of welfare and that was the pension. When we go broke, it will be a bigger deal......................


28 posted on 12/05/2011 1:44:03 PM PST by PeterPrinciple ( getting closer to the truth.................)
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