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Food stamp enrollment skyrockets as unemployment rate declines
The Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/12 | Caroline May

Posted on 11/20/2012 3:31:55 PM PST by Nachum

A new chart produced by Republicans staffers on the Senate Budget Committee shows food stamp enrollment continuing to increase even as the unemployment rate goes down.

From October 2009 to October 2012 the unemployment rate has declined from 10.2 percent to 7.9 percent. In that same time frame, nearly ten million new recipients have been added to the food stamp rolls, according to government data analyzed by the Republican committee staff.

“Spending on the food stamp program has increased every single year since 2000, and a record number of individuals now receive the benefit. For instance, food stamp enrollment has climbed by nearly 10 million individuals since October 2009 — but the unemployment rate declined 2 percentage points from its peak level over that time,” the Republican Budget Committee staff explained in a statement.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: enrollment; food; skyrockets; stamp
An Obama Thanksgiving
1 posted on 11/20/2012 3:32:03 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 11/20/2012 3:33:16 PM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Wait till the impact of all these part-time adjustments hits.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 3:34:25 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Nachum

Claiming unemployment went down, another example why the Swindler Party lost the election.


4 posted on 11/20/2012 3:40:38 PM PST by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Nachum

This is a headline like “Crime rate declines even as prison population soars.” The most obvious explanation is that discouraged workers have chosen to rely on public benefits to get by. As they stop looking for work, the unemployment rate declines.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 3:42:32 PM PST by madprof98
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To: Nachum

In the “new normal” economy of Baraq, all the 29ers will likely be food stamp eligible.

I looked up New Jersey (because of the Mayor Booker food stamp challenge thread) and the gross income limit for a family of 4 is $3400/month to qualify.


6 posted on 11/20/2012 3:48:49 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Nachum

That’s because you are considered ‘employed’ if you work just ONE HOUR DOING ANYTHING LIKE BABYSITTING OR CUTTING GRASS for money during the week of the 11th of the month.

So you could work one hour, that one week and for that month, you are considered ‘employed.’


7 posted on 11/20/2012 4:05:32 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Nachum

I have the paperwork filled out. I have the supporting documents. I can’t quite bring myself to actually apply.


8 posted on 11/20/2012 4:06:57 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Nachum
From October 2009 to October 2012 the unemployment rate has declined from 10.2 percent to 7.9 percent.

Bologna Sandwich

9 posted on 11/20/2012 4:08:23 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: nascarnation

Start signing up everyone on your block for government bennies.

They want a food stamp president...... give them the “best” damned one ever....


10 posted on 11/20/2012 4:09:22 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Nachum

Of course enrollment of moochers is up.

The US government is advertising the Food Stamp program in Mexico !!!!!


11 posted on 11/20/2012 4:10:04 PM PST by Iron Munro (Robbing From The Hood and Boy Blunder - Our New Queen and King)
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To: null and void

Think of it as helping boost Obama’s negative numbers.

You can always buy food with it for charities or prepping.


12 posted on 11/20/2012 4:11:15 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Nachum

How often do you have to prove that you qualify for food stamps?


13 posted on 11/20/2012 4:26:14 PM PST by tiki
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To: tiki

http://www.lsnjlaw.org/Government-Aid-Services/Food-Hunger-Nutrition/Food-Stamps/Pages/SNAP-NJ-Food-Stamp-Program.aspx#.UKwfPIb7Txi


14 posted on 11/20/2012 4:31:25 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: GraceG

Obama doesn’t have negative numbers.


15 posted on 11/20/2012 4:43:06 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Varsity Flight
I find it interesting that someone can take two unrelated facts and turn it into a story.

What is the documented relationship between unemployment and food stamps? There are many people who are working that are still qualified for food stamps.

So, to repeat my question - what is the documented relationship between the two?

16 posted on 11/20/2012 5:05:02 PM PST by Nip (BOHEICA and TANSTAAFL - both seem very appropriate today.)
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To: null and void

If you need them then i say YOU GO AHEAD AND SIGN UP! Why should the illegals and the welfare mamas who have never worked or added to this great nation be the only ones to get help? People from OUR side have been suffering too! usually through no fault of our own but because we have had a do nothing but damage president and his cronies thrust upon us. We have lost our jobs too. we have lost our homes too. we have seen our equity plunge and our families have suffered every bit as much. Don’t you feel ashamed!


17 posted on 11/20/2012 5:06:30 PM PST by annelizly
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To: annelizly

I know that in my mind, in my heart it still feels like failure and is shameful.


18 posted on 11/20/2012 5:10:05 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: null and void

If you were an employer of low skilled labor..why would you hire full time when a part time employee with a family gets food stamps and free health care. Let the Govt pay your personnel costs. Then the employee can further supplement his income by working of the books elsewhere and receive a earned income tax credit. Makes being and employer a lot cheaper.


19 posted on 11/20/2012 5:28:53 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: null and void

If you were an employer of low skilled labor..why would you hire full time when a part time employee with a family gets food stamps and free health care. Let the Govt pay your personnel costs. Then the employee can further supplement his income by working of the books elsewhere and receive a earned income tax credit. Makes being and employer a lot cheaper.


20 posted on 11/20/2012 5:29:04 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Iron Munro

yes and the mexican govrnment is giving classes on how to get american benefits.


21 posted on 11/20/2012 5:37:14 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Nachum

Since the creation of the good-as-cash EBT’s, you KNOW Food Stamps will increase in takers.....couple that with the REAL un-employment rate, and it’s a no-brainer.


22 posted on 11/20/2012 5:58:31 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: null and void
"...I have the paperwork filled out. I have the supporting documents. I can’t quite bring myself to actually apply..."

Well, if yer not gonna do it, please tell me how to get the paperwork and what docs I'll need.

I'll do it and let you know how it works out.

I'm serious ..................................................... FRegards

23 posted on 11/20/2012 10:59:28 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: gonzo

Can’t speak for Florida, but in California you can download the form as a PDF, fill it in and print out a copy.

They want copies of utility bills to justify offsetting any income.

The paperwork part is fairly painless, or would have been if a friend of mine hadn’t left me her shredder when she died last month. I, of course, had promptly shredded all my old bills...

I’ll let you know if there are any surprises when I go in, probably tomorrow morning before I’ve had a chance to over think it.


24 posted on 11/21/2012 12:05:33 AM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: gonzo

Took about three hours to get the initial processing, need to provide a pile of documents for the follow-up appointment in mid-December.

Apparently, renting out a room makes me “self-employed”, need forms for that. I need birth certificates, tax returns, ID. Also car registrations, social security cards, utility bills.

They decided I should apply for MediCal, there’s a 14 page form that goes with that...


25 posted on 11/21/2012 4:45:17 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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