Skip to comments.Food Stamp usage at record levels.
Posted on 11/07/2011 11:27:55 AM PST by GlockThe Vote
Nearly 15 percent of the population -- 45.8 million people - were on the food-stamp dole in August, the Wall Street Journal reported. How come?
According to the paper, it's all because of the horrible economy, with the number of people on food stamps having risen 8.1 percent in the past year.
What the WSJ doesn't mention is that the exploding use of food stamps has much to do with changing attitudes over the years about what food-stamp recipients are entitled to -- and that now includes junk food and sugary drinks. In addition, soaring levels of fraud have helped to drive soaring food-stamp use, according to a recent Op-Ed in The Journal, "The Food-Stamp Crime Wave." (Do WSJ reporters read their paper's Op-Ed page?)
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
>> sugary drinks
You wish. Try corn syrup.
An dey no be needin’ foo’stamps. Dey all gots EBT “credit” cards now.
there are probably more people on food stamps and welfare than working.
They need to get of their butts and find a job.
We need to have food depots and thats it. Rice, beans, barley, eggs, milk, etc.
Check out this new “genre” in the hip hop subculture;
And who is the pimp????
What makes you think that working people are not on food stamps? The government workforce here in Memphis uses their EBT cards without pause. All it takes is a daughter with the right skillsets.........Several daughters if you want to really live well.
Fox News reported this morning that the poverty rate amongst hispanics is 28% - higher than blacks (25%) for the first time in our history (and, being blamed on hispanics not “participating” more in housing/foodstamp and other assistance programs).
[This figure likely could challenge the claim that people come here for creating/working jobs, and the ‘blame,’ of course, is on not enough government “programs”].
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