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Obama Administration Wants More People on Food Stamps

By GOPUSA Staff

It seems like a liberal's best friend is a bad economy. After all, when things aren't going well, it's the perfect time for government to step in, take more of our money, and "fix" things. Right? Now, not only are more than one in seven Americans on food stamps, but Obama wants more people to enroll. Go figure!

That's right... more than one in seven Americans are on food stamps. Think about that for a moment. Now consider the fact that millions are being spent by the Obama administration to advertise and encourage more people to sign up.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been running radio ads for the past four months encouraging those eligible to enroll. The campaign is targeted at the elderly, working poor, the unemployed and Hispanics.

The department is spending between $2.5 million and $3 million on paid spots, and free public service announcements are also airing. The campaign can be heard in California, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, and the New York metro area.

"Research has shown that many people -- particularly underserved seniors, working poor, and legal immigrants -- do not understand the requirements of the program," said Kevin Concannon, a USDA under secretary.

So, let's get this straight.... millions of taxpayer dollars are being spent on a program that the targeted audience is currently doing without. They are getting by without becoming part of the governmental machine that loves to lure people in and keep them in need forever.

Some 46.4 million people are in the food stamps program, also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. That's just a touch below the record high hit in January.

Still, more than one in four Americans eligible for food stamps do not participate, according to USDA records.

And the rate is much lower among the the elderly and people just above the poverty line. Nearly two-thirds of folks in these categories aren't enrolled.

When you consider Obama's plans for health care, housing, student loans, food stamps, and more... it's not too surprising that today's youth are expecting the government to "give them" a job.

Read the full story at CNN.com

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  1. Ben_ColderComment by Ben_Colder
    June 26, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    Food stamps encourages wasteful spending by the consumer. I was once behind a food stamp user at a supermarket who bought a jug of Maple syrup at $65.00. She could have gotten a wheel barrow load of Log Cabin syrup for the same amount.

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    • Raymond SmithComment by Raymond Smith
      June 26, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

      Just another hook to keep the masses dependent on Uncle Sugar. Bad idea all around except for the truly most needy. All healthy males should be denied the program, as should all students voluntarily not providing for themselves.

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    • ForeignCorrespondentComment by ForeignCorrespondent
      June 27, 2012 @ 11:05 am

      After observing much of the same I now have the understanding that Blue Bell ice cream is milk, pork skin chips are pork chops, M&Ms are granola bars. And! I can also use my government card (if I ever have one) at Walgreens and probably all over the place to purchase Easter baskets full of Chinese junk and Skittles.

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  2. Duane RosekransComment by Duane Rosekrans
    June 26, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

    This program is under abuse at the present. I am not proud of the fact that I had to get food stamps for approximately 9 months before I was able to get on Social Security and work at a part time job. This program basically saved me from going very hungry. So I can understand a little bit why the government is doing this. However, as stated above there are and always will be people who will take unfair advantage and abuse this system.

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  3. pypypypyComment by pypypypy
    June 26, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

    Of course they do. The more dependent people are to food stamps the more likely hood these people would stay in power, like the drug pushers to stay in business.

    Now I am not saying that every single person who is on food stamps are stupid because some of them I am sure are genuine. Many who get on foods stamps because they are “free” has to be either stupid or refusing to acknowledge that it ain’t free. The money give dole out freebies comes from some hard working sod! sooner or later the free bucket will break and the “free bucket” is about to break. This is unsustainable. Take a look across the pond people and wake up!

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    • Bayushi ZeroComment by Bayushi Zero
      June 26, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

      Thank you for not generalizing all people on Stamps as useless. I myself am permanently disabled (only 35, been disabled nearly 10 years) and only receive $698 per month via SSI.

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  4. ghostriderComment by ghostrider
    June 26, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    The way the socialists work. They make you dependent on the
    government and then they control you big time. This food stamp scam is part of how they operate. They first made us unemployed, then on food stamps, stripped us of our 401ks, and we lost our equity in our homes. Once you are dependent on the government you become docile, submissive, and you do what the government tells you to do. If Hispanics want to vote for Obama go ahead and you will be living in a pool of poverty just like you experienced in Mexico which is also a socialistic, communistic, progressive country like Cuba or Russia or China. Good luck with that. It is not America.
    America was built on a capitalistic form of government, and we live by the constitution which our forefathers and many men and women died for in this country. Think about that.
    Are you going to let those people die for nothing.
    We need to fight the left and put them down and out. We like
    our freedom, our capitalistic form of government and that is what made America great. As Margaret Thatcher once said, “The Trouble with Socialism is, You run Out of Other People’s money” In other words, the tax and spend philosophy just does not work. Please do not go there….

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    • joelinpdxComment by joelinpdx
      June 26, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

      NBC ran a program on Dateline Sunday night about three middle class, suburban families who, through no fault of their own (and a lot of fault to Obozo) were looking at homelessness and poverty. Watching this program I had to wonder how anyone in his or her right mind could vote for four more years of Obozo ruining the economy.

      These families were all facing the end of unemployment (going off unemployment the way Obozo counts them,) eating from food banks and, in one case, the loss of their home. These are people who are entitled to food stamps but none of them wanted to be there.

      Food stamps — Obozo won’t be happy until the top half of wage earners are feeding the bottom half.

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  5. RadmanComment by Radman
    June 26, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    It’s really quite simple: Democrats always say that we Republicans are only “for the rich,” but that they are “for the poor.” As Obama’s first term has been ridden with debt, deficits and scandals, Democrats correctly view their shrinking voter base as a major crisis; hence, they need more people to vote for them, more of those who they “are for”… more POOR people! Lower the eligibility requirements to get “goodies,” and more people become lazy and dependent ON those goodies. It’s just human nature, sad but true!

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  6. prairelivingComment by praireliving
    June 26, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    During the Great Depression my grandmother and great aunt went to public relief and got some canned goods because they had small children and literally nothing in the cupboard…they cried all the way there and all the way back because they had to take a handout. Wow have times changed!

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    • kaptainamericanComment by kaptainamerican
      June 26, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

      How did they afford a home during the Great Depression?

      I bet you could build a home for $2,000 back then.

      EVERYTHING has changed. You cannot compare the 1930′s to 2012.

      Washington is completely sold out to Global Bankers and Global Corporations. Getting food stamps are a way of survival for millions because corrupt Washington is instrumental in watching our jobs go to Asia and Mexico.

      I ask you all to explain how to raise a family on $9.00 per hour, when apartments are going for $1400 per month. A car is $350 per month, etc., etc., etc.

      Don’t tell me there are plenty of jobs paying a lot more, because there are not.

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    • newrepublicanComment by newrepublican
      June 27, 2012 @ 7:38 am

      Hey kaptainamerican

      For $9.00 an hour you need to live in a apartment for $300 a month not a resort complex for $1400 month, pay cash for $500 car, and eat rice and beans until you get their legs back underneath your self. Then look down at your bootstraps and start pulling yourself out of a minimum wage mess via education or plain hard work! Your example explains why some people are dead broke!

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  7. kaptainamericanComment by kaptainamerican
    June 26, 2012 @ 5:28 pm


    A) There are not jobs available that pay a surviving wage

    B) Bush and Obama agree with the export of millions of jobs to Asia. Neither did anything to prevent millions of jobs going to Asia.

    C) Bush and the R controlled Congress loved spending as much as Obama. Has everyone forgotten the Banker Bailout, and the Drug Company Welfare Project (drug benefit legislation)

    Please tell the millions of Americans how they’re going to raise a family on $9.00 per hour.

    I use food stamps because Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama did nothing to stop the tide of jobs leaving the USA. They are all equally guilty.

    BTW: The Bush presidents were not “Conservatives” They are Globalists, just like Clintoon and Obummer.

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  8. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    June 26, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    46 million now on Food Stamps! The distribution of wealth is action as this is paid for by the 50% of people who pay taxes.

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  9. deputyjanComment by deputyjan
    June 26, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    I received food stamps in the early ’90′s after I broke my ankle and was unable to work and support my kids. I asked the worker if I could use coupons to help stretch my food “dollars”, and she looked at me and said “I don’t know. No one has ever asked me that question before!” The answer is yes, you can. I was only on the help for maybe 3 months, but my food stamp allowance lasted me 5 months! Did I mention I was a single mom with not one but 2 deadbeat dads who wouldn’t support their children after promising me they would be there with me forever?

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  10. debsComment by debs
    June 26, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    Of course he will encourage more to go on food stamps…its the typical democrat “plantation mentality”. Don’t worry citizens..you don’t have to take care of yourselves or worry about those mean angry republicans..we will take care of your every need all you have to do is keep voting for us. We have become a very weak, dependant society of lemmings, perfect for another dictator to take control..oh wait! He already has and the little lemmings will vote him back into office!

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  11. kaptainamericanComment by kaptainamerican
    June 26, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    Bring back the jobs from China.
    Bring back the TRILLION of Taxpayer’s money handed to the Global Bankers.
    Bring back the 850 BILLION spent on “Stimulus”.
    Bring back the TRILLION spent on rebuilding Iraq
    Bring back the TRILLION spent on rebuilding Afghanistan.

    Talk about “waste”……..

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  12. kaptainamericanComment by kaptainamerican
    June 26, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

    I’m only voting for Romney cause he’s a little less dangerous than Obama.

    Both RNC and DNC contributed to the 15-TRILLON dollar national debt…Bushwhacker was almost as bad as Obama.

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    • middlegroundComment by middleground
      June 26, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

      As there is so much misleading information on spending, I went to the CBO data site. Pelosi took over spending in 2006 when the Ds gained control of Congress, but it wasn’t until 2009 that deficit spending exploded from a couple of hundred billion to a trillion and a half. The info is spectacular on a bar graph. In 1996 as a reward for union support Clinton decreed all government contracts would employ union labor, an increase in cost of 250 billion/year. Bush must have ended this corrupt practice, but Obama immediately after his election re-instated this policy and every county, city and state project is using union labor. It is called a political payoff and you’ll never see it mentioned on MSM sites.

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  13. freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
    June 26, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    Merely another cog in the wheels of the Governmental machine, which wants to see as many as possible totally dependent upon the Government for their support. Another giant step towards Marxism, and making it so that while the Government supports these people, it is quite easy for the Government to control every aspect of their lives. The incentive, of course, being that if they do not follow the Government rules, the Government can take away their only means of support.

    Nobama wants complete control, turning our Country into a subservient mass relying upon him for all they receive. The up side, is the downside, as while they pay the bills, you will do as they tell you to do.

    Dictatorship, you bet, to the maximum degree. This is the America Nobama sees, and plans for the near, and permanent future of our Country.
    The fly in that ointment, is that there are still millions of us who believe in the American way, and will fight to keep it alive and well. As the armed forces fight to keep our Country free, the forces of the true Americans will fight to the last breath to protect our Country, it’s Constitution, it’s people, and our way of life. Yes, we will even fight for the rights of those gullible enough to think the Government is their friend, and that it takes care of them, even though they are living in a dream world.
    The Government cares not a single bit about those whom rely upon their support, the Government cares only about the end results of the niceties they push upon the lazy Americans. That being, the votes, and loyalty, thereby giving them total control over those unsuspecting accepters of the Gifts.

    TAKE OUT THE TRASH IN NOVEMBER

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  14. kaptainamericanComment by kaptainamerican
    June 26, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

    ..

    Gerald Celente said it best: “Both parties make up the two-headed monster”

    RNC and DNC fighting, is like watching fake wrestling. Neither party want’s to land a fatal blow against the other, because they’re cut from the same cloth. They sip from the same champagne bottle at Washington restaurants and social *****.

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  15. JDZComment by JDZ
    June 26, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    As to the advertising of the food stamp program, I live in California (home of the fruits and nuts, and disenfranchised conservatives) which is a state with a huge budget deficit (16 Billion and rising not counting the long term public service union pension and medical benefit financial liability). The State changed their name for the food stamp program to “Cal Fresh” and now run daily radio and TV ads to encourage even more people to get on food stamps. Those on the program get what looks/works like a debit card so when they pay for their food at the cash register, it looks just like a normal credit card. It is as though the right hand of the state government doesn’t know what the left hand is doing. Insanity at work, as some say, the inmates are in charge of the prison.

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    • Bayushi ZeroComment by Bayushi Zero
      June 26, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

      All food stamp systems use EBT cards now.

      They haven’t used the actual “stamps” since the early 90s. Back when I wasn’t even aware that food stamps existed (largely because my family was military, and we learned to make do on what we earned).

      I myself am on the food stamp rolls, as well as medicaid (I’m permanently disabled, ten years almost). I can’t afford rent and utilities as well as food on $698/mo, not with gasoline/oil prices still through the roof making everything else more expensive.

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    • JDZComment by JDZ
      June 26, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

      I am not against the food stamp program for those that need it, but I am questioning spending taxpayer money on extensive radio and TV ads to promote the program. Those that really need it will find out on their own how to get on the program if they qualify.

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  16. monstertruckComment by monstertruck
    June 26, 2012 @ 11:08 pm

    Can someone please describe a typical SNAP recipient so I know where to direct my outrage?

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    • Glenn ShannonComment by Glenn Shannon
      June 28, 2012 @ 3:07 am

      Sure it is usually the 300 pound woman with a bunch of kids and a basket full of soda pop and micro wave food.

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    • steeremomComment by steeremom
      June 28, 2012 @ 10:12 am

      I am a SNAP recipient. This is my story – when I was 18 my parents divorced. I was not giving the option of college. I went to work to help my mother pay the bills. I did the right thing. After being married for 18 years with 3 children, my husband left. Now I am on food stamps – I do work full-time for a private school as a teacher’s aide. My income is $12,000 a year. There are no benefits. I’m lucky to have this job considering I have no formal education. I do not weigh 300 lbs. When I receive my benefits each month, we buy salads, chicken, tuna, eggs, cheese, vegetables, milk, etc. If it weren’t for this assistance I would only be able to afford McDonald’s every night for my kids and then yes we would weigh 300 lbs. We were your typical middle class family with a house, 2 cars, 3 kids until my ex left. Now do you see how it can happen? You want to direct outrage toward me, go ahead!

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    • LenaComment by Mona
      June 28, 2012 @ 10:19 am

      There are things you can do to help yourself if you are willing.

      Go to a high school counselor in your school district and ask that person how you can improve your educational level.

      You do not need a 4 year degree to do that Even a one year community college or online program certificate in technical or health care skills can make a huge difference in your ability to earn a living.

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    • steeremomComment by steeremom
      June 28, 2012 @ 11:56 am

      Ok let’s get this straight – I am on food stamps with 3 kids on $12000 annually working full-time and I am suppose to try to improve my education? It all sounds great – which one of you would like to come watch my children for free? I’m guessing none and then all of you would complain that I’m looking for a hand-out for that too! Oh and how do I pay for technical classes on-line.

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    • steeremomComment by steeremom
      June 28, 2012 @ 12:04 pm

      I do love how everyone has an answer. Until you have walked this path, you should not be so quick to judge. Try spending a day on food stamps and see how degrading it feels. It’s an embarrassment especially living the way we did before, but it is also a necessity for us. There are NO answers people. Believe me, I have exhausted every option – school cost – even online classes cost – when you are surviving on food stamps luxuries like that aren’t within our reach. So now let’s hear some other ways to improve our life!

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    • steeremomComment by steeremom
      June 28, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

      And one last thing – that is really a picture of me – do I look like your typical food stamps recipient?

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      June 28, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

      Ever heard of a library, I hear they are free. Bring the kids, unless you enjoy the degradation.

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    • steeremomComment by steeremom
      June 28, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

      Please explain to me about the library comment. I am very open to any suggestions. If I can receive a free education with kids in tow and improve my income, I’m all for it.

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      June 28, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

      One main thing college taught me was HOW to learn or find the answer. Yes, I learned algebra but don’t use it thus I find that kind of useless. But schools have lists of majors and minors with the requirements for each. You should be able to get that information from them and make you own curriculum. Most professors have course synopsis or Syllabus of which you can tailor your independent studies towards. Thoroughly study the course subject and when you feel ready, you can then challenge that class. (policies differ from place to place).
      Or you can go the Free Online route.
      http://www.bing.com/search?q=free+college+courses&pc=Z192&form=ZGAFDF&install_date=20111025
      hope this helps and good luck.

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    • LenaComment by Mona
      June 28, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

      Are you sure you really want an answer?

      Let me state it more clearly. Get off your butt and help yourself. The taxpayer did not make your children, you did. Why on earth would you think someone is going to come watch your chlldren?

      The taxpayer did not choose your husband. You did. Now taxpayers are paying for your mistake.

      Stop looking for a handout and help yourself up. You’re already in a good spot. A school district is a great place for advancement. I know. I spent 27 years in one and I moved from a kitchen helper to secretary for the assistant superintendent. I did it one step at a time. There are people there who will help you find a way to improve your marketability if you really want to.

      Luxuries may not be within your cost but apparently access to a computer with online access is. You mention how you look so apparently you can afford to keep up your appearance.

      Take the advantages you have and use them to improve your situation. Or continue to whine and take welfare. It’s your choice.

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    • steeremomComment by steeremom
      June 28, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

      Wow Mona – now that is harsh. First of all, not that I need to justify anything to a perfect stranger, but my internet is provided through Comcast due to our circumstances. They believe every child should have internet access as several factors of their education require it. Second, my appearance maintenance is courtesy of a very close friend who does my hair for free. She knew me before my husband left. And lastly, yes I chose to marry the wrong person. I pray you never do because my guess is you’re not married. My children were not a mistake but I will do whatever it takes to provide for them and if that means taking your precious tax dollars to do it than so be it. I am not whining on here. I am just telling it like it is. Things happen that are beyond a lot of peoples control but yet they are judge by people like you not knowing the whole story. People like you need to come off of their high horses and have some compassion. Their are several families out their that need this assistance to live. Let me also state that I am a very conservative Christian who goes to church and prays continuously. I am also raising my children in the church. I’d rather be in my position than in yours when judgment day comes. Oh but wait – you might not believe in all that so it probably doesn’t matter.

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    • LenaComment by Mona
      June 28, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

      Sometimes the truth does seem harsh to people who have been fed liberal pablum all their lives.

      Have you given any thought at all to what you will do when the children get too old for you to collect government benefits? Disability? Begging on the street? More children to extend the dole as long as possible? Will your excuse then be that you are too old to better yourself? There will never be a time any better than right now to begin to improve your own situation. You may not do it all at once but get started.

      You are wrong on all counts with your judgment of who I am. My details are none of your business but I will tell you that I’ve lived through hard times by working harder and attempting to improve myself.

      I’m now well past retirement age but I’m still working and I’m still paying taxes to subsidize people younger and more able than myself.

      Christian charity is what is given freely. What is taken by government force from one person, to give to another person, is redistribution of income, closely related to theft, and in no way charity.

      If it makes you feel better to think I’m hardhearted instead of recognizing that you need to find a way to improve your own circumstances, so be it.

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    • steeremomComment by steeremom
      June 28, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

      This will be my absolute last reply to this matter. I probably should have mentioned in the beginning that I am 47 years old. I did not have my children early. I also am skilled as a secretary and am self taught on how to use graphics programs and several other computer programs. I am not a lazy person by any means. I believe in hard work. When a secretarial position came open at my place of employment, I applied and will continue to do so. I send out my resume all the time. Let me tell you that these employers want younger, college educated employees. The secretarial position went to a 30 year old with a degree in marketing. This is another reason I am not able to find better employment. There are so many people out there desperate for a job. And DO NOT EVER judge what fate my children might have. I am not having more children to continue on government benefits. YOU HAVE NO ANSWERS NOR DO I. BUT KEEP YOUR JUDGMENTS TO YOURSELF AS WITH ALL THE OTHERS WHO ARE AGAINST HELPING FEED HUNGRY CHILDREN. NO CHILD SHOULD EVER GO HUNGRY. Oh and one last thing – so if you are conservative I assume you are against abortion. But yet, you are also against helping the needy? All I can say is I pray for you!

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    • LenaComment by Mona
      June 28, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

      Great! It’s all been said.

      Good luck to you in turning things around.

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  17. Kathy BrauerComment by Kathy Brauer
    June 27, 2012 @ 12:29 am

    Some people may “abuse” food stamps, although if someone managed to spend $65 on a single jug of real maple syrup it must have been huge and fed the family for at least a year if not two.

    For a stretch of three or four years my husband, who worked on contract, and thus had no benefits, had to have repeated surgeries on his service-connected “bad” knee, and so was unable to work for a time before, during, and after the surgeries. Food stamps kept us and our children fed. Sometimes we splurged on special treats because EVERYONE needs a little “treat” or “fun” once in awhile just to remember that life is more than just a mud puddle.

    I would rather that companies and other citizens step up and contribute to food banks and other organizations to make sure that people are able to eat. There are two reasons that doesn’t always cover the need.

    First, in this economy, some of us who would normally contribute to local programs to help our neighbors are barely keeping our own families fed and bills paid. Job one is to care for one’s own in order to try to avoid landing on the roles of those needing help.

    Second, many of those who say, “Government shouldn’t do this because there are some who abuse the program” are the VERY SAME ONES who also say, “Why should I contribute to a food bank or a charity? Those lazy slobs are already getting my money from the government.” Government stepped in back in the 40s (and 60s and 70s) in order to supplement or backstop private charities when times were hard and individuals could not or would not donate.

    This story says the spots only target *the eligible* who might not know about the programs, or who might still be trying to “make it” on their own and are not able to do so. When they don’t eat right, they are more likely to get sick, so they have to use more of their Medicare benefit — about which many of you ALSO bellyache.

    The old folks have paid their way for decades. The “underemployed” are people who used to have good jobs but were “downsized” or laid off and have taken jobs as McDonalds or Walmart or some other place that doesn’t allow them to meet their bills completely, but at least they’re trying. Some of the folks are the disabled –INCLUDING MID-EAST VETERANS and vets of earlier conflicts who came back to find their jobs gone, or came back injured in some way and unable to work yet while they try to recover.

    Studies have shown that only about 5% to 10% of aid recipients abuse the system. Where do you get off labeling the honorable 90 to 95% of the people with a “deadbeat” or “cheat” tag? If those of you who are grousing about this can’t be bothered to extend a helping hand to your neighbors, then quit whining about how the government should not be putting out a safety net.

    I am especially disgusted with the “journalists” and columnists who try to turn us against each other. It’s fine to point out problems or express opinions — but if you’re going to complain about how things *are* done, offer a concrete plan of how things *could* be done to meet the need of those who don’t want to live off other people’s money forever but just need a breather ’til they can care for themselves again. For cursed sure you shouldn’t be name-calling against folks you’ve never even met.

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    • newrepublicanComment by newrepublican
      June 27, 2012 @ 7:52 am

      “Second, many of those who say, “Government shouldn’t do this because there are some who abuse the program” are the VERY SAME ONES who also say, “Why should I contribute to a food bank or a charity?”

      These are the people who STILL DONATE to charities and would donate MORE if the TAX burden were not so heavy. Do not be brainwashed that the Govt can do it better than private charity. The government can only do ONE THING and that is to consolidate power … putting the charities out of business, and taking control of the peoples lives.

      DO NOT BE FOOLED!

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  19. paulgComment by paulg
    June 27, 2012 @ 1:50 am

    Just like obongo’s mentor Joe somebody or other although they called them bread lines. Oh yes that was Stalin wasn’t it.

    The Democrats are Communists make no mistake about it. Norman Mattoon Thomas, a six time candidate for the U.S. Presidency under the “Communist Workers Party of America” said that he no longer had to seek high office because the Democrat Party had adopted their platform, & that the American people would never knowingly or willingly accept Communism they would do so under the guise of “Freedom & Democracy”. He said that in 1943. “Freedom & Democracy”.

    “Redistribute the wealth” a favorite of Nancy Pelosi, Hary Reid, and the rest of the Nancy boys, coined by Vladimir Lenin. “From each their own abilities, to each their own needs blah, blah, blah” Hillary Clinton & Joseph Stalin. “I’m tired of hearing about that G’Damned piece of paper” George W. Bush on three separate occasion in reference to the United States Constitution which they are all by oath of office sworn to uphold and protect against all enemies both foreign and domestic.

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  20. ceciliagladneyComment by ceciliagladney
    June 27, 2012 @ 5:42 am

    When I used to get samples from sites like “Official Samples” I would spend about $120 a week I thought that was good because I always shopped at Safeway and my receipt said I had saved 18 percent.

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  21. dalewhitComment by dalewhit
    June 27, 2012 @ 6:16 am

    A lesson in irony.

    The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is actually proud of the fact it is distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever.

    Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to “Please Do Not Feed the Animals.”
    Their stated reason for the policy is because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.

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    • newrepublicanComment by newrepublican
      June 27, 2012 @ 8:00 am

      … and then become so accustomed to being fed that they attack people who provide food thinking they can get more! LOL

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  22. nickster99Comment by nickster99
    June 27, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    This is just another step to European-izing this once great country. The majority of the people in Europe are dependent on the government in some form. Some day soon they are going to collapse and we are on our way there too. The vast majority of the people there rent and pay landlords very very few people own houses or land. If they do, it has been handed down through their families. If you stub your big toe you take 6 months off and get a check every month! And you still get vacation time! That is why they are being flooded with arabs from the middleast! They work menial jobs or are unemployed and they get a check every month for sitting on their butts and playing cards!
    Dont worry it is coming here too. Just be sure to re-elect the messiah and we are well on our way! The communists in congress will get rid of the 2 terms for presidency and he will be your obummer in chief for the next 25 years! God have mercy on us all! WAKE UP AMERICA!

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  23. Robert DunganComment by Robert Dungan
    June 27, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    More people on FS means more lives on leashes which are held in the hands of a government that serves its own purposes rather than the purpose for which it was created; to serve the people.

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  24. kaptainamericanComment by kaptainamerican
    June 27, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

    ……..
    I dislike Liberals as much as Ronald Reagan. However, the drivel I hear from today’s Repugnants wants to make me PUKE ALL OVER THE PLACE!

    How can a Repugnant complain about Food Stamps, when their party bailed out Global Bankers and Global Corporations by a TRILLION. Repugnants stood by as millions of jobs went to Asia. They did nothing to prevent this because of their Chinese and Global Corporation Masters.

    How can a Repugnant complain about Food Stamps, when their party agreed to bail out Iraq by a TRILLON (So called “rebuilding of Iraq”)?

    How can a Repugnant complain about Food Stamps, when their party agreed to bail out corrupt Afghanistan by a TRILLON. ?
    How about that phony Conservative George Bush? How about GW’s gift to the Pharmaceutical companies of a TRILLION (drug prescription law).

    BOTH parties agree that more CHEAP LABOR immigration is “needed” in the USA. (WAKE UP DRONES!)

    Why don’t you new Repugnants keep your pious platitudes to a minimum? But no, you’re brainwashed into believing the Repugnant Party is “Conservative”, when it’s not.
    Bush was/is a phony Conservative…Get it yet? GW is a Globalist. WAKE UP!
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  25. kaptainamericanComment by kaptainamerican
    June 27, 2012 @ 1:24 pm

    …….

    Bush Whacker and the Repugnants controlled Congress and the White House for about four years (of eight) and DID NOTHING to help the Middle Class. Instead they SPENT TRILLIONS on the phony “danger” from Iraq, and to build the largest BIG-Brother Operation in the history of the USA known as Homeland Security. BIG-Brother now has the means to make us all slaves to government under HS, and the CIA.

    DOPES!…….WAKE UP!>>Put down your Repugnant platitudes…Listen to Ron Paul instead of the RNC.

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