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Anxiety as stimulus hike in food stamps set to end
Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2013 6:21 AM (ET) | RIK STEVENS

Posted on 10/10/2013 8:07:14 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A temporary increase in food stamps expires Oct. 31, meaning for millions of Americans, the benefits that help put food on the table won't stretch as far as they have for the past four years.

Food stamps - actually the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - go to 47 million Americans a month, almost half of them children and teenagers.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: foodstamps; stimulus
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OMG! Somebody will have to get a joooob!

Oh wait...............Obama killed jobs.

1 posted on 10/10/2013 8:07:14 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW
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To: DJ MacWoW

They may have to buy day old lobster.


2 posted on 10/10/2013 8:08:44 AM PDT by pnut22
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To: DJ MacWoW

>>>Food stamps - actually the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - go to 47 million Americans a month, almost half of them children and teenagers.<<<

In other words, MORE THAN HALF of them go to ADULTS.


3 posted on 10/10/2013 8:09:07 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
and free meals at school etc etc

They may have to buy their drugs from a different dealer. She might have to ask "the daddy" for milk money...

4 posted on 10/10/2013 8:09:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: pnut22

No arugula for them!


5 posted on 10/10/2013 8:09:30 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Okay....for the 6,891st. time....the reason you DON’T do “TEMPORARY” hikes in benefit programs is because...


6 posted on 10/10/2013 8:10:07 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DJ MacWoW

What’s the big deal? They can just go to any local school and 3 meals a day... FREE!


7 posted on 10/10/2013 8:10:19 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Work!??!
8 posted on 10/10/2013 8:11:19 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: DJ MacWoW

The raise they got in their food stamp money was part of a stimulus package. It was temporary. Guess they’ll have to give up a couple trips to the casinos....where they accept their little charge cards.


9 posted on 10/10/2013 8:11:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: DJ MacWoW

get a job you evil, lazy, socialist welfare leeches. these welfare scum are all scum


10 posted on 10/10/2013 8:11:28 AM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
with hand raised
11 posted on 10/10/2013 8:11:38 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: pnut22

Agreed. If they could stop the fraud, they could easily afford the rest of the program.


12 posted on 10/10/2013 8:12:58 AM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: DJ MacWoW

eliminate all welfare and 99% of the government

it’s not needed


13 posted on 10/10/2013 8:14:06 AM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: rurgan
these welfare scum are all scum

Not all of them. Some seniors receive benefits. I can see widows with children needing help too. But it shouldn't be government doing it. Less taxes means more money for charities to help those who actually need it.

14 posted on 10/10/2013 8:14:43 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

So now our poor here in America will starve. I haven’t seen too many famished poor people in America unless it is at the hand of delinquent parents.

In fact, you can buy food stamps at $.50/$1.00 on the black market exchange. And that exchange is set up by poor people. Why? Because they get more than they need or can use. They turn food stamps into I-pods, computers, TVs and automobiles.


15 posted on 10/10/2013 8:15:13 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
THEY'RE FAT
16 posted on 10/10/2013 8:15:52 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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17 posted on 10/10/2013 8:16:31 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

>>>Danielle Walker, 37, was shopping at a discount Aldi store in Morgantown, W.Va., with what little cash she had, the end of September still three days away. Her food stamps had run out because of a previous cut from $500 to $61 a month that came about when the father of her 12-year-old son died, giving the boy survivor benefits that changed the family’s income level.<<<

So she is complaining that when she got additional undeserved benefits from one taxpayer ripoff scheme, her benefits from another were reduced by a smaller amount?


18 posted on 10/10/2013 8:16:56 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

True, that.

Free Breakfast, Free Lunch, plus Food Stamps.

I know of a third grade class where none of the students understand it take money to buy food.

There’s an 0bamaCard for food.


19 posted on 10/10/2013 8:16:59 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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To: pnut22

Along with food stamps we need to cut back on Postage Stamps. In this age the Postal service is about as necessary as a side saddle on a hog.


20 posted on 10/10/2013 8:17:06 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: pnut22

My lobster monger refuses EBT / SNAP / Foodstamps, and boy are they pissed when they can’t get their lobster and king crab legs!


21 posted on 10/10/2013 8:17:37 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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To: Uncle Miltie

We are always hearing about how Social Security is going to run out of
money.

How come we never hear about Welfare running out of money?


22 posted on 10/10/2013 8:18:39 AM PDT by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

23 posted on 10/10/2013 8:19:20 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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To: DJ MacWoW

>>>One recipient, Jennifer Donald, a 31-year-old mother of three in Philadelphia, said she counts on the family’s $460 monthly benefit to put food on the table. Her husband has a job sanitizing machines at meat-packing plants but it doesn’t pay enough. She’ll have to reduce the quality of the food she buys to stretch the benefits, then turn to food pantries once the money runs out.

“I was mad and devastated and a little bit confused because we need our benefits,” Donald said in an interview at her row house, where she was preparing ground-beef tacos, a family favorite, while her 10-year-old daughter and two sons, 6 and 4, played and did homework. “This is the way we eat right now. Live a day in our life before you can cut our benefits.”<<<

Maybe you should consider GETTING A JOB like all the taxpayers you are leeching off of.


24 posted on 10/10/2013 8:19:58 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

I was on welfare and food stamps for a short time YEARS ago. You wouldn’t believe the games the government plays. If they pay your rent and there is a rent hike of $20, they take it out of your food stamps even though YOU didn’t get the money. The game playing made me crazy. I jumped for joy when Hubby got a job!


25 posted on 10/10/2013 8:22:24 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Some at Guantanamo Jail Too Sick to Keep Locked Up

During his time in captivity, the weight of the 55-year-old Egyptian has nearly doubled, reaching more than 420 pounds at one point

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3077184/posts

we’ve got so much free cheese , we have to export it to people trying to murder us!


26 posted on 10/10/2013 8:22:27 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

How about instead of money for this program they hand out cheese and other foods rotting in govt warehouses?

Make this program have a stigma attached to it (as it should) and watch the numbers drop.


27 posted on 10/10/2013 8:22:40 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pnut22
Those children & teenagers could possibly be forced to endure a downgrade from Premier to a Basic cable package.

Daddy might have to go without his Sunday Ticket.

28 posted on 10/10/2013 8:22:44 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: DJ MacWoW

>>>>”When they cut my food stamps, they cut my pride in being a human being,” she said. “I go without a lot. Now I’ll go without more.”<<<

So this woman takes PRIDE in robbing hard working taxpayers, and her pride is wounded when she is asked to rob a bit less?

“Food stamps do not support a diabetic diet; doesn’t even come close,” she said. “I’m supposed to eat a lot of vegetables, some fruit, some carbs. Six ounces of meat per day isn’t a lot. I don’t have a big freezer. There are times I’m eating the same thing for a week.”

Food stamps are not supposed to provide for all of your dietary needs the “S” in SNAP stands for “supplementary”. I guess it is too much to ask these bums to provide for even a small portion of their own needs.


29 posted on 10/10/2013 8:25:56 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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Maybe they could try eating like the rest of us for a change.

95% of the time when I am in a supermarket line behind somebody with their shopping cart stacked high with fresh shrimp, prime cuts of meat and premium frozen ready to microwave and eat meals, they are paying with an EBT card. And driving off in a car I can't afford. But I'm expected to subsidize them with my taxes.

Why do you suppose that is?

30 posted on 10/10/2013 8:26:45 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: skeeter
Daddy might have to go without his Sunday Ticket.

Why else do you suppose the entire NFL is one big cheerleading session for Obama?


31 posted on 10/10/2013 8:27:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Above My Pay Grade

If you offered her a job, you would have to fight her she would be so mad. The good part for those of her ilk, that sooner, probably sooner, or later, their gravy train is going to be derailed. Then her and her ilk will be in for a world of hurt. They won’t make it.


32 posted on 10/10/2013 8:28:08 AM PDT by sport
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To: DJ MacWoW

Lately I, I’ve been heading for a breakdown
Every time I leave my house
Well it feels just like a shake down
Between street sweepers and the pushers are the lawyers
Who may as well be butchers
Between the small timing hustlers who all, seem to feed upon each other

[Chorus]
Oh God why you been
Hanging out in that ol’ violin
While I’ve been waiting for you, to pull me through

Lately I, every time I try to lie down
Well my mind just gets away
I can’t even close my eyes now
Between the big fish ambition, and the lovers
Using words as ammunition
Between the wood planks I’ve been pacing endless
Impossible dream that I’ve been chasing

[Chorus]


33 posted on 10/10/2013 8:28:20 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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To: DJ MacWoW

JAIL time = ‘3 hots and a cot’

ain’t all bad.

/s


34 posted on 10/10/2013 8:28:53 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: IM2MAD

Welfare is translated into Democrat votes, My FRiend.


35 posted on 10/10/2013 8:29:32 AM PDT by sport
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To: DJ MacWoW

Si se puede!


36 posted on 10/10/2013 8:29:45 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Unemployment claims up this week. Obama’s liars in the media keep distracting people from the real story. This jackass President is killing jobs.


37 posted on 10/10/2013 8:30:48 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DJ MacWoW

We did a check on food stamps, not for need but was curious, and we were amazed at the “freebies” included....
We live comfortably, travel, have second home in Colombia and eat what ever we want to!

But guess what...??? Im eligible!!!!!!!!!!!1 Not a lot but its absurd what the gov throws away. I was floored...no wonder our country is a mess

PS. I can afford to send FR a few bucks..........thanks Jim for the many years of total enjoyment!


38 posted on 10/10/2013 8:32:16 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Above My Pay Grade
In other words, MORE THAN HALF of them go to ADULTS.

And more than half go to those who are overweight.

39 posted on 10/10/2013 8:34:06 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time ever I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Dr. Pritchett

Yeah, I’m not gonna boohoo a bit until I see more effort to address the fraud than they expend on signing more people up.


40 posted on 10/10/2013 8:34:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rurgan

.....If there are any jobs at all, period.


41 posted on 10/10/2013 8:36:38 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: oh8eleven

Maynard!


42 posted on 10/10/2013 8:36:57 AM PDT by glock rocks (Wasn't prohibition the "Law of the land?" Wasn't "the earth is flat" proven science? Charlatans!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

The government warns heating fuel prices are increasing.
Some may have to chose between food and heat.
Duh...
Fuel prices are increasing because of the government war on coal
and the unrelenting assault on the value of the
dollar.


43 posted on 10/10/2013 8:37:37 AM PDT by Palio di Siena (Obama loves the USA like OJ loved Nicole)
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To: DJ MacWoW
I hope that the GOPe has the stones to play this brinksmanship game and see it through.

I really wonder what the GovTeet Suckers would do when the Mt. Dew, lobster and wide screen TV flow dries up?

October 31st, 2013 at 11:59pm .. t-minus 21 days and counting...

44 posted on 10/10/2013 8:38:01 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Agreed. The baby with the bath water. Unfortunately, there are many people scamming the system and there is little interest from the bureaucrats running these programs to screen for the cheaters. Or make the able bodied work.

The moral question: is it fair for an honest working person, who is struggling to pay his bills and buy essentials, to pay for a some lazy SOB who gets to stay home and watch tv all day (maybe do and deal drugs), gets free food, health care, has more children, gets free services like phones, kids meals at school, free text books, etc. etc.

Two issues:

1. Begs the question — why work when you don't have to? Especially when people are trying to be honest. Makes honest people into dishonest people. It destroys society. When few people are working and paying into the system the whole system collapses.

2. The person on welfare will be stuck in it for ever. They lose all work skills and all hope and become complete dependents. They have no ownership of their lives and therefor don't manage their lives to find a job, make tough decisions like not having children because they can't afford it, etc. And their children become dependents, and so on. A pretty sad story.

45 posted on 10/10/2013 8:38:57 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: DJ MacWoW

I did have a former neighbor who was on food stamps, and got LiHeap assistance for her fuel bills.

She was a stay-at-home mom. Her husband was a mechanic at a local gas station. They had five kids. He was murdered in a robbery (perp made him lay down and shot him in the back of the head after he had emptied the safe for him). They were barely getting by before and losing the breadwinner just devastated them. She managed to raise those kids to adulthood with the added help, plus a local church food pantry. I had no problem with that.

Granted she represents that 2% of people who really did need the help.


46 posted on 10/10/2013 8:40:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Above My Pay Grade

To be fair, if she got a job it would probably pay less than $10/hr. Take out taxes, transportation, the value of her time at home (cooking, cleaning, repairs). Consider that the work she does at home frees up her husband’s time. Take out child care if she works the same shift as her husband. Consider the strain on their marriage if she works a different shift.

A low-earning married woman with young children and an employed husband is almost certainly better off staying home, even without taxpayer-provided benefits. Providing daycare, unlicensed, paid under the table, would be a smart move for her and I hope she is - but telling the AP would not be a smart move.

Funny how illegal aliens can appear name, city, photo, in a story about the tribulations of the undocumented and the government doesn’t touch them, but let a citizen say she’s getting paid under the table so as to make ends meet - the IRS has ears.


47 posted on 10/10/2013 8:42:39 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Biggirl
yeah growing government/socialism has reduced opportunity in America. but you can still make it if you work hard.

but I met a black guy , he lived in the hood. he got out ever day at 6 am in the morning knocking on peoples doors asking if they wanted their grass cut. then later moved on to ads on craiglist. you can still do it and get out and work. now he hires 50 people in his company. he worked 80 hours per day sweating in the southern sun , cutting grass. you can do it still but these leeches don't want to. he never got into the drugs and crime and came out ahead .can't do physical , well there's craiglist, internet, all sorts of mind only jobs or businesses, ideas , invent something etc.

48 posted on 10/10/2013 8:44:48 AM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Note to self:

Clean guns and buy a few more boxes of ammo.


49 posted on 10/10/2013 8:45:17 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: rurgan

If the government does not kill the jobs first!


50 posted on 10/10/2013 8:47:43 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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