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15% of Americans Now Receive Food Stamps
Town Hall ^ | Apr. 6, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg

Posted on 04/06/2013 7:04:49 AM PDT by EXCH54FE

With yesterday’s job report, many are trying to pretend that this is a sign that America is on its way up and out of the recession. Liberals are trying to explain that jobs were added, they somehow forget to include that thousands of people left the job market too. And we are now seeing another sign that perhaps, this Obama economy really isn’t helping the American people all that much. 15% of Americans are now on food stamps! This doesn’t seem like a recovery to me!

The number of Americans on food stamps this January was 1.8% higher than January 2012. The food stamp program is now the government’s largest social welfare program. It was no surprise that this program grew when the economy was shrinking, but now that it is supposedly growing, why aren’t people moving off of assistance?

With 47.3 million Americans, or nearly 1 in every 7 people, now receiving food stamps from the government, it seems quite clear that the recovery isn’t getting down the chain to everybody.

Illinois was the only state to see a double-digit year-over-year jumps in use, while Oregon, Maine, Missouri, Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Idaho, North Dakota, Utah and North Carolina all posted annual drops.

Mississippi was the state with the largest share of its population relying on food stamps — 22% — though Washington, DC was a bit higher overall at 23%. One in five residents in Louisiana, Tennessee and George also were food-stamp recipients. Wyoming had the smallest share of its population on food stamps — 7%.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: economy; foodstamps; snap; welfare
The constantly growing number of recipients of food stamps is getting out of hand. Until there is a serious reform of this system, we will continue to see abuse. Additionally, until President Obama realizes his economic reforms are not helping every day Americans we will not see this number shrink.
1 posted on 04/06/2013 7:04:49 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

More! More! We need MORE sucking at the teat.


2 posted on 04/06/2013 7:11:16 AM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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To: EXCH54FE
I see them EVERY day at Walmart. Green Background card with two peaches on it - EBT card. It isn't just the food stamps (SNAP -supplemental nutrition assistance program)...it's just one of many many many. If you see someone using food stamps, SNAP, they're likely hooked up with TANF (TEMPORARY Assistance to Needy Families - now permanent), WICs, Section 8 vouchers, ObamaPhone, Utilities Assistance Programs, Charitable Food Pantries/Banks, Pre-K babysitting, school breakfast/lunch/dinner programs, and the venerable EITC - earned income tax credit where they get upwards of $5K cash every year they NEVER paid in taxes.

Leechs, losers and users not worth a tinker's damn.

3 posted on 04/06/2013 7:11:37 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: EXCH54FE
The food stamp program is now the government’s largest social welfare program.

Given that, why should not Food Stamps be at the head of the list when it comes to cutting taxpayer money giveaways?

4 posted on 04/06/2013 7:14:03 AM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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To: Gaffer

Bump. They are takers, pure and simple.


5 posted on 04/06/2013 7:16:12 AM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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To: EXCH54FE

This is EXACTLY what Obongo wants!Everyone in America Government-Dependent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 04/06/2013 7:17:26 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: EXCH54FE

And they’re double-, triple- and quadruple-dipping.

Many baby daddies claim residence at different baby-mommas’ addresses. When transient families (who claim under different names) move, they collect at the old addresses, too.

The bureaucrats love it, because it means more work, more workers, and more power and privilege for themselves.


7 posted on 04/06/2013 7:20:02 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: EXCH54FE

I’d be willing to bet that many of these people would be able to ‘come up with the money’ if their stamps were cut off...hunger is a great motivator.


8 posted on 04/06/2013 7:25:09 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: EXCH54FE

the Obama road to national socialism is becoming increasingly clear


9 posted on 04/06/2013 7:26:28 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Destroyed economy = food stamps, welfare.


10 posted on 04/06/2013 7:30:28 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: P.O.E.
I dread the next 4 years and fear the monsters of DC will destroy all liberties as they bring in the communist empire only evil liberals will benefit from. I also believe this is a result of denying God His due according the Scriptures of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
We are being judged for our evil sins against God and His Christ and fulfilling the prophecies of Jesus Christ to bring in the 7 year tribulation, the worst 7 years of judgment on mankind for unbelief the world will ever know. And Israel will be the nation God will use during and after the tribulation to bring in the coming King of Israel and the whole earth to finish all prophecy of God by Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
11 posted on 04/06/2013 7:32:55 AM PDT by kindred (Jesus Christ is the Lord God and Messiah of Israel, a present help in time of trouble.)
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To: upchuck

Due to the really poor economy, someone very close to me just lost his 6 figure job. He’s not on food stamps - yet. A lot of this is caused by Obama’s wrecking of the American economy.


12 posted on 04/06/2013 7:41:18 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: who knows what evil?

We have a winnah . . . post of the day!


13 posted on 04/06/2013 7:44:17 AM PDT by rhubarbk (BHO = FUBAR)
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To: Gaffer

We were behind some woman at Walmart yesterday and she used three different sets of foodstamps.

THREE

It took about 15 minutes for her to get me to pay for all the crap she bought for her taxpayer funded spawn as she sorted through her makeup, beer and children’s toys, being careful to make sure that I, the taxpayer, rightfully paid and didn’t cost her anything- money or self respect.

In the past six months, I have yet to be behind an Amish who didn’t shamelessly use the WELFARE FOOD CARD. It burns me up to see them buying things I can’t afford to pay cash for.

Reparations. Pure and simple.


14 posted on 04/06/2013 7:44:21 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Here in my neck of the woods, my trip to Wal-Mart during the middle of the week is met with large Mexican families - Daddies in tow - who don't speak a lick of English, pulling two or three carts, anchor babies in the child seats, all funded by us, the complaint Gringo.

We have been enslaved by our political elite.

15 posted on 04/06/2013 7:49:21 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Two kinds of Americans: those who work for a living and those who vote for a living.
(I stole this from a FR tagline)


16 posted on 04/06/2013 7:49:31 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: who knows what evil?

A local tv station here in Indianapolis got a file from the state of TANF card swipes for cash ATM withdrawals.

It was quite interesting, Vegas, Disney (CA and FL), Puerto Rico, NYC, Hawaii, etc.


17 posted on 04/06/2013 7:50:05 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: I want the USA back

The problem with voting is it only works in one direction.


18 posted on 04/06/2013 8:00:48 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: upchuck

Recall that the original safety nets were for the old people. Frankly we could handle that easily within our budget today and have a surplus. The problem is they layered on more “nets” until they got most of the fish in the hold. Now, just to get through school, we have safety nets. Meanwhile, before people saved or did with less because they planned for problems which could come up. Especially those who experienced the depressions. Today, the safety nets as they were called are not safety nets at all, they are alternate life style enhancements i.e. why pay for medical insurance when you can have someone else pay for it or why buy food when the government will or why save for college or go to a college you can afford when the government will underwrite the expense for wherever and whatever you care to do. When too many are in the wagon and not pulling it you get massive deficits and tax bills and a diminished desire to achieve because why should you achieve when the G is just going to give it to someone else because that is fair.


19 posted on 04/06/2013 8:10:08 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: EXCH54FE

Liberals want as many on government aid as possible


20 posted on 04/06/2013 8:18:00 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: liberalh8ter

I see the same thing in my neck of the woods as well, although “thanks” to the housing crash, I see a lot less of it now than I did prior to 2008. I guess some did actually go back....or just relocate.


21 posted on 04/06/2013 8:34:12 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: liberalh8ter
"Here in my neck of the woods, my trip to Wal-Mart during the middle of the week is met with large Mexican families - Daddies in tow - who don't speak a lick of English, pulling two or three carts, anchor babies in the child seats, all funded by us, the complaint Gringo. We have been enslaved by our political elite."

Yes, indeed. The US is becoming a slave owning country again. The role have changed, but there is slavery or at least indentured servitude again. It really is time to go Galt and bring the whole house down.

22 posted on 04/06/2013 9:00:42 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: EXCH54FE

Not sure how these people can get govt funds. There ARE none. It is broke, 16 trillion in debt.

They’re taking it from our kids but they’re not acting like it.


23 posted on 04/06/2013 9:01:36 AM PDT by stanne
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To: EXCH54FE

47.3 million Americans, or nearly 1 in every 7 people, now receiving food stamps from the government.

47% where did I hear that number before?.


24 posted on 04/06/2013 9:12:10 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: EXCH54FE

Food stamps are big business.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2280411301001/boomtown-2-the-business-of-food-stamps/?playlist_id=1621774019001


25 posted on 04/06/2013 10:16:27 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: EXCH54FE

Bring. Back. American. Jobs.

NOW.


26 posted on 04/06/2013 10:17:13 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: EXCH54FE

Documentation File on the harmful impact of the Counterculture of Obamanation on America.

___________________

Barry Soetoro, aka B. Hussein Obama, first Inaugural quote: “I want to FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE AMERICA!”


27 posted on 04/06/2013 1:48:18 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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