Skip to comments.Number of Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents on Food Stamps Doubles
Posted on 01/17/2014 11:38:30 PM PST by Innovative
The number of Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) receiving food stamps zoomed from 1.7 million to 3.9 million between Fiscal Year 2007 and Fiscal Year 2010. In that same period, food stamp recipients in total grew from 26 million to nearly 40 million.
Spending on food stamps now totals somewhere around $80 billion, twice what the number was in Fiscal Year 2008.
Presently, the work waivers foisted on the states by Obama allow ABAWDs to receive food stamps indefinitely--without working or preparing for work.
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I’m going to get flamed, but in this economy, I am not as prejudiced against people getting help putting food on their tables. This is a depression and unlike the 1930’s we at least have the ability to help people avoid starving. It’s all well and good that families came together in the Great Depression, but a lot of people watched their loved ones starve to death and I don’t see how we should be too begrudging given the bad times we’re in.
In thriving times, yes, I agree, but not in this economy.
A lot of those are underemployed people who can only find part time work. Expect a lot more Obamacare “29ers” to join that total.
You help people who CAN’T help themselves, not people who WON’T help themselves.
This article is about Able Bodied Adults.
As my Father used to say, there is always a Job. It may not be the Job you want and it may not pay you what you think you deserve, but it is a Job none the less.
“Obama created a permanent underclass, who is not aspiring to work and get ahead, those are his and the Dems core voters. “
That was his plan from the get go and thus far, it’s working to a tee! The idiots in this country remind me of boiling a frog. By the time they realize they’re lost, it will be too late.
“Number of Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents on Food Stamps Doubles”
But, but...All I hear is that the Obamy economy is doing just fine. What gives?
This is how he defines a Fine economy for USA. We used to measure Fine economy by number of cars and other things. produced. Now Fine economy means number of able workers Obama has successfully reduced to dependency on the dole. Fine fine fine. And getting even finer all the time. Three more years of Increasing fineness.
“This is how he defines a Fine economy for USA.”
Yes, I was, of course, being facetious. We all know that it is a prelude to a full blown Communist society, where everyone is working for the state, and employed by Dear Leader.
Yeah the last thing i see around me is starving people.
Interesting how you get it and you are thousands of miles from here. Included is a letter to the editor in the local rag, from someone who thinks the economy is doing just fine, and you won’t find the ABAWD statistics, or the drop in average annual income in the letter. The writer claims internet privilege and peer review but the debt to GDP figures look really bogus. No one can possibly believe that with the rising debt, and shrinking GDP there can be any truth to those statistics.
“The numbers say were better off now
America is much better off now than when President Obama took office. In January of 2009 the Dow was 7,949; today it’s 16,437. Unemployment was
7.8 percent; today it’s 7 percent. GDP growth was a minus 5.4 percent; today it’s at plus 4.1 percent.
In 2009 when President Obama took office, the deficit relative to gross domestic product was 9.8 percent; today it’s 3.3 percent. Consumer confidence was 37.7 percent in January 2009; today it’s 73.5 percent.
All these numbers are easily found through an online search engine.
For some reason a large percentage of Americans choose to ignore how our economic situation has gotten better over the last five years. To be sure, Obamacare is having a rough roll-out. And there are other federal efforts that can be improved - most of them.
However, when someone generalizes from one specific case, Obamacare is awful, for example, and then generalizes and condemns the whole Obama progressive effort, they are making a logical fallacy. The fallacy is called generalizing from the particular. The fallacy is that the premise (Obamacare problems) fails to support the asserted conclusion (all progressive programs bad).
We are better off now than we were five years ago.”
i get flamed for this all the time. If one reads the article notice they give you numbers then state the law. The article doesn’t say able bodied people without dependents are getting food stamps while not working or while not preparing for work. It simply puts the two in a position so that is the assumption.
I live in NYC. A single person working at Starbucks cannot afford rent and food. The usual rebuttal here, overlooking the fact we are not creating middle class jobs, is oh those jobs are starter jobs. Again, thats in a normal economy. People in rural areas are more or less shielded from the costs of living in a big city.
“Interesting how you get it and you are thousands of miles from here.”
I do not have to be there to get it.
I am on FR every day. While I get FOX news, I know the real truth by reading it here. I also know that Obumbo is a Marxist, so what else can one expect.
Just because I live a free life far away, it does not mean that I am not concerned about America. I have a daughter and many friends back there.
Oh, another FReeper is on his way to visit next week, and I am waiting to get together with a few, living in Davao, Mindanao :)
You have to wonder what (if anything) will happen if the Republicans ever return to the WH. Would they have the guts to do something about all this “welfare generosity”?
There you go again, AlexW, trying to portray your life on some island in the Pacific as being BETTER than that of the poor slobs left here in the USA--though I beg to differ with you on the point. You're there because you cannot afford to live here.
You just can't help yourself, can you?
Most likely at least 30-50% are SCAMMING the system.
Eat your heart out old goat...Oh, I will mention you to the several FReepers that are coming to visit next week.
Oh, are you really a “poor slob”? When did I ever call you that? None of my American friends and family back there are poor slobs, but they are not so happy with your messiah, lord Obammy. I have great feeling and sympathy for my fellow Americans. May God rid you and them from the Obamination.
Continue to be a “dog in a manger”. It only shows that you are not a happy camper in Obozoville.
Not going to flame you although you are grossly misinformed. This is NOT like the depression. And unlike the depression people now are unwilling to move to find a job.
Certain parts of the country ARE economically depressed others are not and people must be willing to locate where they CAN find a job. Also people must be willing to accept a job that might be “beneath” their expectations.
” And unlike the depression people now are unwilling to move to find a job.”
I completely agree; too many want the jobs to come to THEM and they want the job to be something tailored to them. Anyone with a good skill could make a fortune working in a foreign country, but so many prefer to be lazy.
” people must be willing to accept a job that might be beneath their expectations”
Amen; people who didn’t build up work experience through their own laziness and foolishly thought a degree should be a passport to a fat check and no one sees the value on honest labor for some reason.
Obama created a permanent underclass, who is not aspiring to work and get ahead, those are his and the Dems core voters...........
That’s called “nation building”.