Skip to comments.Guess What Group is Getting Food Stamps at an Alarming Rate
Posted on 01/16/2014 10:44:05 AM PST by SMGFan
Food stamp rolls have been growing rapidly. But what many may not realize is that participation among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) has been skyrocketing compared to the total number of participants. Thats just one reason Congress should reform the food stamp program in the farm bill now under consideration. In just four years, the number of able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) on the food stamp rolls skyrocketed by over 2 million. While overall food stamp use grew by 53 percent between Fiscal Year 2007 and Fiscal Year 2010 (from about 26 million to nearly 40 million), it more than doubled among able-bodied adults without dependents during this timefrom 1.7 million to 3.9 millionan increase of roughly 127 percent. Food stamp spending today is roughly $80 billion, double what it was in Fiscal Year 2008.
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If people don't want to work , we cannot let them go hungry.
Listening to Rush talk about that now.
They are using the wrong acronym.
Instead of ABAWD, it should be PWPTVO (People Who Promise To Vote Obama)
If you”Subsidize”something,You Get MORE Of IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We lowered the import tariffs and offshored all the jobs.
If government policy takes away the jobs, then government should feed them.
It’s more important to our government and the free traders to keep the Chinese employed than to keep our own people employed.
Exactly. We taxed domestic producers and lowered the import tariffs on foreign producers. Effectively a subsidy to foreign producers. And we got more imports, more offshoring, and less domestic production as a result.
We now pay for the cheap imports first when we buy them, and again when we pay our taxes to support the 100 million Americans on food stamps, and the able bodied people on medicaid, and unemployment, and etc.
That's exactly the opposite of what our founding fathers did.
I could if I weren't forced at gunpoint to share what I worked for with them.
It’s not the Food Stamp Program that’s the problem. It’s the Obozo Policies that created the problem. People have no jobs................
Exactly what is a food stamp roll? Can you make a sandwich with it? Can you toast it & put butter on it? Is it a certain amount of coins inserted into a cylindrical tube? Can’t anyone spell anymore?
Food stamps are just welfare. It is money taken from someone to buy votes for Democrat politicians.
Where does the government get its money???
You have a valid point.
Government isn’t feeding them. Taxpayers are feeding them. Many eat so much better than the taxpayers I know. It is not fair or just. You make it sound like there is not a job to be had in all of the USA.
Does that total include the massive big gov administration costs and state costs and contributions? Typically the fed requires states to provide matching funds, doubling the total taxpayer cost, and does not include gov employee/retiree costs which are very substantial.
There was a story about single hipsters getting food stamps so they continue their lifestyle and not have to actually grow up.
Oh there are jobs to be had, and each one draws thousands of applicants.
Shadowstats.com shows unemployment at 23% and growing.
Versus "role"? According to websters:
Roll: a list, register, or catalog, especially one containing the names of the persons belonging to a company, class, society, etc.
Role: a part or character played by an actor or actress. proper or customary function: the teacher's role in society.
They aren't lazy. They just can't find a job. And you can't blame an engineer for trying to find a job in Engineering instead of shoving hamburgers at McDonalds.
Guess who the “underemployed” are? All those people the government doesn’t count as unemployed because they work a crappy part time job? Or two? And qualify for food stamps? ABAWDs.
“If people don’t want to work , we cannot let them go hungry.”
What about the people that want to work, but can’t find jobs in the Obamanation? The leftist intent is to get as many Americans enslaved by government and onto welfare and assistance as possible. And their plan is working splendidly. But first they had to destroy the job market. Check.
I used to joke about beer stamps. It ain’t funny anymore. BTT
A lot of these able-bodied, childless adults on food stamps are college students. There was a huge push a few years back to sign up as many college students as possible to expand the program. It’s still not acceptable. Moochers are moochers, whether they’re in college or on welfare.
Yep, that food stan illustration tells the story. I’ve been suggesting that food stamps can only be used for fresh produce, meat, and dairy. Period. People would get healthier, med costs would decrease within a year or so.
And how about all food paid for with stamps has to be grown in the USA ..
Oh, “Yes We Can!”
If they do not work, neither shall they eat.
I agree. we dont have soup kitchens anymore.
close family members taxed to the hilt. no descretionary $left over to helpcould make them do comm svc for FS though
The Ft. Walton Beach City Council is currently debating the licensing and inspection of ‘homeless shelters’ run by the local churches. If they succeed it may put them out of business..............
They’ve been out actively recruiting college students. Duh!
I’ve actual known many early to mid twenties folks that do work but also get food stamps. These same people always had nice new clothes, would go out and party all the time, and ate much better than I do. The EBT card falls right into their entitled mindset. They really believed they deserved the EBT card and that there was nothing wrong with milking the system.
Lack of jobs contributes to the problem but its a symptom. I really think the root cause is the fact that so many of the younger folks that are coming up truly believe they are entitled to free stuff. When you raise people in a culture that constantly tells them they are special and relentlessly protects them from the reality of failure so that they maintain high self esteem, you end up with a huge group of wussies that truly believe they are special and that everyone owes them something because they are special.
Sorry I screwed that one up. I was busy eating a great ham & swiss on a roll when I got my roles reversed. I really should not eat & think at the same time.
Part of the plan.
Good question. One looks at some of these postings and wonders about the low standards that high schools--and maybe even colleges--must have. There's even one poster on this thread who apparently can't even correctly spell his screen name and it doesn't appear that he or she misspelled it on purpose.
Oops, I had seen that name on a previous thread and was continuing to marvel at it. Sorry, it’s not on this thread.
I had food stamps for awhile. Couldn’t find a job. Still don’t have a real job. Found a way to have a roof over my head, bills paid & about $1,000 a month for food & necessities.
Glad I’m off food stamps. It is embarrassing.
Feel sorry for those in a similar predicament. However, to see people buy some of the things they buy with FS infuriates me. Raised 3 little girls by myself when I was younger. Never asked for nothing. We skimped and could not afford the best, but we lived within our means and thanked God everyday for what we had.
Now we call it EBT and the NFL.
The liberals were once again very savvy. They put this welfare program under the Ag Dept and got the farm states on board. There’s no stopping SNAP!
What really p!sses me off is not the program itself but the constant barrage of MSM reporting that 1 in 6 children goes to bed hungry every night.
“When things got bad Roman emperors would give away food to the masses and have horse racing, chariot racing and gladiators matches open to the public for free. They called it Bread and Circuses. Now we call it EBT and the NFL.”
Well put. Our government knows both the French & Russian revolutions, as well as the rise of Nazism, started with hungry people.