Skip to comments.46,609,072 People on Food Stamps in 2012; Record 47,791,996 in December
Posted on 03/11/2013 6:35:57 AM PDT by Perdogg
On Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture quietly released new statistics related to the food stamps program, officially known as SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The numbers reveal, in 2012, the food stamps program was the biggest it's ever been, with an average of 46,609,072 people on the program every month of last year. 47,791,996 people were on the program in the month of December 2012.
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The DemocRATS’ socialist utopia.
The”Food Stasmp”POTUS?I don’t see why not??????????????????
Who you gonna' vote for?
The reason the number of people receiving food stamps is increasing isn’t because there are more people in “poverty.” Its because Obama keeps expanding eligibility so that lower middle class and even some middle class people can get food stamps. He’s trying to get everyone hooked on government. If everyone is getting some type of government check, they won’t want to cut spending. Its more creeping Socialism that has little to do with actually needing food.
Hypothetical question for FReepers:
If we all believe that a total system collapse is almost inevitable then why don’t conservatives sign up for every one of these programs they can, use the extra money to prepare themselves for the coming economic doomage and go ahead and hasten the crisis? Why not reverse Cloward Piven on the socailists?
Of course that would require a willing suspension of morality and some people would have a harder time with that than others ...
Full on pimp/community organizer.
From article: “Obama administration is encouraging growth in the food stamps program as a way to stimulate the economy.”
Steal from the producers to give to the non-producer.
How does this help?
For grocers and retailers - its a good deal - tax free income. Federal law prohibits EBT from being charged sales tax and processing fees.
College kids from Middle Class backgrounds get Foodstamps (EBT).
I know some. Because they are on Work-Study, they automatically qualify for Foodstamps.
As soon as they got the card, they went to Trader Joes and stocked up on organic goodies.
Was at Costco this weekend, where an African American gentleman ahead of us had a cart full of $300 pounds of only top quality meat.
His EBT (foodstamps) card was rejected.
He was pi$$ed.
My local fishmonger reports that people will come in and load up on lobster, king crab legs, and everything else that costs around $20 / pound.
Then they come to the register and try to pay with foodstamps (EBT).
He now has a sign saying “EBT NOT ACCEPTED.”
He tells me, “I’m trying to run an upscale place with great product for a high-end clientele. I don’t want to take foodstamps!”
My neighbor in Southern Oregon was getting more and more wealthy through the 0bama Recession / Depression with his pizza parlor.
I asked him, “How is it that you’re doing so well when unemployment around here is about 20%?”
Answer: “It’s TAKE-AND-BAKE pizza, so I can accept the EBT.”
My wife lined up behind a well-dressed woman in line with all the best organic and specialty food items. High end spices, French cheeses, etc.
She paid with the EBT.
I know of a school where all the kids are on Free and Reduced Lunch program, and all the families have the EBT card.
Nonetheless, the kids are picked up after school by mom (and sometimes “dad”, though not legally “dad” because that would reduce the welfare check).....
.... in the LEXUS that reeks of MARIJUANA.
The state with the highest average number of participants per month in 2012 was Texas, with an astonishing 4,038,440 folks drawing from the program.
Texas has huge numbers on Medicaid and Medicare also.
That’s why the talk of “secession” is so hollow.