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WSJ: Food Stamps Swell as Economy Improves
The Weekly Standard ^ | 8:44 AM, Mar 28, 2013 | By DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 03/29/2013 12:49:27 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

In an article titled, "Use of Food Stamps Swells Even as Economy Improves," the Wall Street Journal reports that "The financial crisis is over and the recession ended in 2009. But one of the federal government's biggest social welfare programs, which expanded when the economy convulsed, isn't shrinking back alongside the recovery."

The report continues, "Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as the modern-day food-stamp benefit is known, has soared 70% since 2008 to a record 47.8 million as of December 2012. Congressional budget analysts think participation will rise again this year and dip only slightly in coming years."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhoeconomy; dependency; foodstamps; welfarestate

1 posted on 03/29/2013 12:49:27 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

2 posted on 03/29/2013 12:53:14 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The economy isn’t improving.


3 posted on 03/29/2013 12:56:26 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

America is buying into the “something for nothing” club. This will destroy the blessings of this once wise nation.


4 posted on 03/29/2013 1:00:24 PM PDT by Armaggedon
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The economy will be perfect when we are all on food stamps I guess


5 posted on 03/29/2013 1:03:12 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

WSJ is crazy. They themselves reported that the unemployment rate is dropping because so many people quit looking for work...now they feign surprise that those same people who are on food stamps are somehow swelling the rolls when employment is not improving at all. This story has been their go-to all week and its just plain dumb.

What passes for journalism even there is appalling.


6 posted on 03/29/2013 1:04:40 PM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The economy is moribund; flat dead. The WSJ is delusional. All the numbers disprove their BS claims.


7 posted on 03/29/2013 1:13:10 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The so called improving economy is only an allusion. The Fed is pumping up the stock market with printed money and the government manipulates economic data to sell their phony story of a recovery. We have a government that has no interest in the truth. It lies about everything these days.


8 posted on 03/29/2013 1:54:05 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It’s why they voted for him.


9 posted on 03/29/2013 1:55:21 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SoFloFreeper
The recession did not end in 2009. Baloney!
10 posted on 03/29/2013 7:59:03 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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