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20% of America on Food Stamps
#1
Dang.

Obama has done SO much for our economy.....so much BAD STUFF.

I still can't believe he got voted in for a second term. What a disaster. An absolute disaster. Obamacare....welfare rising...unemployment numbers being lied about because they're astronomical....

****NOTICE the graph. In the year 2008, what happened to the numbers. After Bush, Obama effectively DOUBLED the number of people on food stamps.

Sigh.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meye...tamps-2013

Quote:A record 20% of American households, one in five, were on food stamps in 2013, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The numbers also show there was a record number of individuals on food stamps in 2013 and that the cost of the program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), was at an all-time high.

The USDA says that there were 23,052,388 households on food stamps in the average month of fiscal 2013, an increase of 722,675 from fiscal year 2012, when there were 22,329,713 households on food stamps in the average month.

- See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meye...RyAl9.dpuf
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#2
So I was at Aldi's the other day and in line in front of me was a young man in his early 30's wearing a matched warm-up suit with a MMA (mixed martial arts) school logo on the back. I figured he was either the school's owner or instructor. He was extremely fit looking and had a bunch of healthy foods in his cart.. yogurts, vegetables..

He paid with his ACCESS card.... WTF?!?
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#3
The timing of the number of people on food stamps had little to do with who was president at the time and everything to do with the housing crash and economic depression. Folks lost their homes and jobs. I won't pin this on Obama. Though he and friends did push for the high risk housing loans.

Anyway...
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#4
Yeah, maybe if obama didn't keep the course with the bush bailouts and raising the debt ceiling and the like...

I hold none of them responsible any more than any others. Had people acted responsibly they would not have bought homes they couldn't afford. They caused the problem by not paying back their loans. The market caused problems by making bad bets on loans. It really is our fault, not theirs. Banks didn't really have a problem with making bad loans and as such went with the flow. If you remember GWB pushed housing hard after the crash after 9/11.. Instead of us doing the right thing after a recession hits, cutting taxes and spending to nothing, we increased spending and continued with deficits. Until we get a balanced budget, everyone is responsible. Anyone not voting to balance a budget or voting to raise the debt ceiling is just compounding the problem. I'm surprised it is only 20% now. It should be near 25%. Furthermore, Somehow, some magic spell was cast and we don't have inflation through the roof on anything but the stuff they refuse to tie inflation to. Somehow, magically, some people still have jobs. IF we keep it up, we're going into a deep depression, of the likes no one will ever believe or we're going to have inflation and stagnant growth for decades. We're not even in the middle of this, I think, it's going to be another 8 years or so before we're out of this mess. I'll be 50 and be then I probably will have given up completely.

What gets me is we have all this spending and all this unemployment but they have not extended Unemployment compensation. I find that truly amazing. Anyone should see the problem isn't going to be solved with people going out and finding just any job, they aren't really there. It won't be solved, as it should be, by people starting their own businesses because the regulations are in the way. Either get the regulations out of the way or give people a handout and take it from somewhere else. I say cut all employees in the fed by ~50% and give them a three months of full pay then reduce that by 5% for each month until they hit their local states max unemployment level and stop. Then they go onto state Unemployment and then extended benefits. We need 52 weeks though if we're not going to do the right things to fix this. A person needs a year to sell their homes and find a shack to live in and adjust to working at the local 7/11 after loosing their job as a nuclear scientist.

Let's hope god gets involved because I doubt anything short of divine intervention will save us.
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#5
Check this out: Cloward–Piven strategy
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pinhead1979;132425 Wrote:Check this out: Cloward–Piven strategy
This in between is probably even worse. I don't think we can beat this down any longer. However if this strategy was really in place you would expand unemployment not cut it off.
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steelcityk9cop;132392 Wrote:So I was at Aldi's the other day and in line in front of me was a young man in his early 30's wearing a matched warm-up suit with a MMA (mixed martial arts) school logo on the back. I figured he was either the school's owner or instructor. He was extremely fit looking and had a bunch of healthy foods in his cart.. yogurts, vegetables..

He paid with his ACCESS card.... WTF?!?

Well...at least he was at Aldi and not Trader Joes...and buying healthy food. I guess.

I can't afford Trader Joes, so it bugs me when people on food stamps can. But Aldi doesn't bother me as much.

I know some people just need help for a few months, but 20% is WAY too much of a population at any one time to need that much help. That percentage can't go too much higher...because you have to have a percentage left that is actually still paying taxes INTO the program.
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RugerGirl;132430 Wrote:
steelcityk9cop;132392 Wrote:So I was at Aldi's the other day and in line in front of me was a young man in his early 30's wearing a matched warm-up suit with a MMA (mixed martial arts) school logo on the back. I figured he was either the school's owner or instructor. He was extremely fit looking and had a bunch of healthy foods in his cart.. yogurts, vegetables..

He paid with his ACCESS card.... WTF?!?

Well...at least he was at Aldi and not Trader Joes...and buying healthy food. I guess.

I can't afford Trader Joes, so it bugs me when people on food stamps can. But Aldi doesn't bother me as much.

I know some people just need help for a few months, but 20% is WAY too much of a population at any one time to need that much help. That percentage can't go too much higher...because you have to have a percentage left that is actually still paying taxes INTO the program.

I have been to Trader Joe's twice and thought the prices were way better for the most part than regular grocery stores. No way near Aldi's but fairly good.

I'm jaded... I see way too much public assistance fraud of all kinds every day. Too many healthy people choosing to not do anything because they can.
steelcityk9cop, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#9
It's a mental masterbation exercise. I can go scoop up dog shit for $7.25 part-time and want death to come take me or I can be depressed sitting in my studio crap apartment listening to records because I cannot afford cable and I have to rely on food stamps and section 8. Honestly I'd take the later and pray for death everyday rather than the former and live in a dumpster. .. who wouldn't? What reality we all need to understand now is... the economy is fucked so hard that smart and good people are facing that scenario. To fix it requires the government to get the fuck out of the way and if we're not going to literally kill the fuckers then the second option is all those people really have. It is a cold reality that neither side wants to acknowledge.
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ExcelToExcel;132463 Wrote:It's a mental masterbation exercise. I can go scoop up dog shit for $7.25 part-time and want death to come take me or I can be depressed sitting in my studio crap apartment listening to records because I cannot afford cable and I have to rely on food stamps and section 8. Honestly I'd take the later and pray for death everyday rather than the former and live in a dumpster. .. who wouldn't? What reality we all need to understand now is... the economy is fucked so hard that smart and good people are facing that scenario. To fix it requires the government to get the fuck out of the way and if we're not going to literally kill the fuckers then the second option is all those people really have. It is a cold reality that neither side wants to acknowledge.

Sad truth, really.
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