Skip to comments.American Dependency (And The 3rd Day Of The Month Effect)
Posted on 05/13/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT by blam
American Dependency (And The 3rd Day Of The Month Effect)
05/13/2014 16:51 -0400
Submitted by Rory of The Daily Coin via Jim Quinn's Burning Platform blog.
Having noted America's surging government dependence before, the impact of almost 50 million people on food stamps is hard to imagine if you are not in retail food.
The spike in business beginning on the 3rd of each month is truly astounding. By the 10th of the month the business begins to normalize and by the 22nd the ship is sinking. When there is a holiday in the month we experience a slightly different flow of business. Depending on the nature of the holiday and when it hits the calendar the flow of business changes accordingly. There is always the spike from the 3rd through 7th as the pantry has run dry. But when the holiday rolls around people have saved their position in the soup line in order to celebrate the event appropriately. Remember, not only are the working people of this country putting food on the table, we are also funding items like, lottery tickets, cigarettes, alcohol and everything else that is non-food as a lot people are issued a cash card in addition to the ticket for the soup line (EBT card).
When you combine the number of people that receive their daily bread from taxpayer funds with the number of people who work for government I dare say it will be impossible to have an election that ever removes the corrupt from office. Who is going to vote against their pay-check or the food on their table?
Sadly, it appears, the soup line is here to stay.
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I have learned to stay out of the local Walmart and grocery stores on the 1st of the month (EBT refills) and 3rd of the month (SS and SSI refills). However, these days are primetime for observing those critters commonly known as “Walmartians”.
The welfare system as we have it does have the virtue of hiding the problem. At least some of the time. We don’t have streetfuls of homeless, we don’t have physical soup lines.
However, the church really embraced a Faustian bargain when it supported the outsourcing of charity to Caesar.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
They had just built public housing across the road from a bowling ally I used to frequent.
I quickly made it a point to not visit the establishment on the first of the month.
The folks from across the road would invariably walk across the road after cashing their welfare checks and party. They would bowl, eat and drink on the public dime. A more rude and obnoxious bunch I had never seen.
Having grown up in a Liberal family this was probably more than anything what exploded the myth of the deserving poor for me.
I like it. Clever.
Its not even “food” stamps anymore. You can spend them on a lot of other things. Its a massive transfer payment system that simply takes money from the rich and gives it to the lower middle class (not even the truly “poor”) under the guise of giving food to the starving poor.
The author is putting STINK on those of us who worked all our lives, and are reaping our Social Security retirement EARNINGS. IT AIN’T NO SUCH THING AS A ‘BENEFIT’, WHEN YOU WORKED, PAID THE TAX ON IT, AND NOW GET WHAT WE PAID.
Porch- or stoop-sitters area different critter, namely A SLOTH!!!
Yep, back in my day...I worked at a small town grocery store in the mid 1970’s and back then they were books of stamps with $1, $5, $10, etc. We had to separate the items you could get on foodstamps manually from those that you couldn’t.
After the total we even gave change in stamps...we had cents stamps too.