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More People Getting Government Food than Actually Working

By Bobby Eberle

I guess this new fact should not be surprising: there are now more people getting food aid from the federal government than are working in the private sector. As more people become increasingly dependent on government, we will continue to see growing indications that the old America -- the one in which people worked hard to build their own futures -- is fading away.

As reported by CNSNews.com, "The number of Americans receiving subsidized food assistance from the federal government has risen to 101 million, representing roughly a third of the U.S. population."

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a total of 101,000,000 people currently participate in at least one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency, at a cost of $114 billion in fiscal year 2012.

That means the number of Americans receiving food assistance has surpassed the number of private sector workers in the U.S.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 97,180,000 full-time private sector workers in 2012.

The population of the U.S. is 316.2 million people, meaning nearly a third of Americans receive food aid from the government.

To say this is an alarming trend is the understatement of the year. Too many times, a person who gets "a little help" from the government will continue to receive aid... year after year. What started out as short term help becomes a way of life... a dependency.

This dependency is exactly what those on the left want. The more people who are dependent on government, the more power the government will have. It's as simple as that.

The Obama administration actually says that the more people who are on food stamps, the more it HELPS the economy. Here's what Sen. Jeff Sessions had to say about that:

"Amazingly, the federal government says that the more people we have on food stamps, the more it grows the economy. The Department of Agriculture proudly declares: 'Each $5 in new [food stamp] benefits generates almost twice that amount in economic activity for the community.' Our government is running food stamp promotions at foreign embassies. One worker was given an award for overcoming 'mountain pride' and getting more people to sign up. Where I grew up in Alabama, all honest work, even the hardest, was honored. And pride, self-respect, and a desire to be independent was valued, not a thing to be overcome."

Sen. Sessions is right, but as long as people continue to replace the values of self-respect and independence with a dependency on "free" food and services from the government, this country will continue to head down its current path. And with each step down that path, we lose a little bit more of the America that became the greatest country in the world.

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  1. elderalComment by elderal
    July 9, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    The answer to all the government-run “help” programs is for charities to replace them. As has been repeatedly proven, government is totally unable to run any operation effectively or efficiently. Shut down all government programs and let churches and other charities do more with less money and actually help people rather than make them dependent.

    There is more good with the tithe (10%) than with all the tax money wasted on incompetence and bureaucracy.

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    • xjandinComment by xjandin
      July 9, 2013 @ 11:28 am

      Sounds good, used to be like that. The government doesn’t want that, however, it wants people to be dependent and passive – slaves to the state. People want ‘easy’ government money, so they go along with it.

      If you don’t mind slavery, go ahead, take those government benefits. But know this: every government benefit you receive was stolen from someone else, which means you are an accomplice to a crime.

      The first step of being a Free Citizen is to refuse government handouts. It starts with us, individuals who refuse to be bought.

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      July 9, 2013 @ 11:42 am

      elderal, actually the church was given the job of taking care of the widows, orphans, and others needing assistance. That task was never assigned to the federal government, or anyone else other than the church.

      This is just another area where the government saw the opportunity to make people dependent and subject to the powers that want to control every aspect of their lives.

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  2. Jota_Comment by Jota_
    July 9, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    And once one learns how to be helpless they have lost all sight of the fact the power is within them.

    They have traded their G-d given rights (read powers) for a slice of bread

    They can be brought to the will of any who would feed them.

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    • momma4285Comment by momma4285
      July 9, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

      This is so true. However, please feel free not to sensor The name of God, our Lord Jesus Christ. It’s a freedom of speech and a right to religion we all have, and one that this site supports fully, so we should feel free to call upon His Name without sensorship.

      That said, I have to agree wholeheartedly that it is troubling to see how America is deciding to lean their faith on the government instead of the Lord. At one time, I was on food stamps. I was a young, single mother who was struggling. All of the elders of my community (read: family and friends) not only encouraged me to get on food stamps and Medicaid, but shamed me and told me how prideful I was when I decided that that wasn’t the life I wanted for me and my daughter. I was told “we paid in the taxes so you should make good use of them.” this is the mentality that winds up with people dependent on the government for welfare. In the end, when I look back on my life ten years ago, I can’t figure out if I should hang my head in shame for being a young mother who caved to the expectations of the community, or if I should hold my head high for bucking the system (shortly after getting on food stamps) and choosing to stop the assistance and do it on my own.

      Now I’m a mother of 4, completely independent of government help. My groceries, my medical expenses… They all come out of mine and my husband’s pocket. I often hear of others on government assistance, and I’m sad for those people. The wrong mentality has been perpetrated for far too long, and most believe they are entitled to it. I’ve heard far too many stories of PEOPLE I KNOW lying… Saying spouses didn’t live with them so that income could be ignored in order for them to fall below that “poverty line”, claiming more bills than income… Overall “working the system”, or rather, “cheating the system”.

      I am far more aware of exactly how the food stamps/ Medicaid thing works than I’d care to admit, and I refuse to be a moocher… I refuse to lie to get assistance. Every good and honest thing comes from the Lord. If you have to lie to get it, it can’t be a blessing from Him, right? And it’s sad. Even the churches nowadays expect for people to go to the government for help before asking the church. Several years back, my husband and I were in a financial bind and needed a little extra money for groceries. We went to our pastor for help. We were told, “well, there are plenty of government programs to help with that, don’t you think?” it seems that mentality extends much farther than most realize.

      I know plenty of deserving people who could use a hand-up (not a hand out), that the government turned down for assistance, that the church neglected, that fell through the cracks. We as a society need to look deep into ourselves and ask, “How much am I willing to help my neighbor? How much am I willing to help a stranger?” because without that willingness inside of us, these government assistance programs will never be fully laid to rest.

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    • Jota_Comment by Jota_
      July 9, 2013 @ 8:20 pm

      “I can’t figure out if I should hang my head in shame for being a young mother who caved to the expectations of the community, or if I should hold my head high for bucking the system” Comment by momma4285

      It was my intent to reply before knowing your post was a comment to mine

      Think nothing of it. It is your life and all is worth giving thanks for it

      2Co 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

      Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

      Heb 2:13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.

      It is not the bread but every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of G-d

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      July 10, 2013 @ 7:52 am

      Mathew 6:5 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men( With their teleprompters) Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.[b] 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. (with their 24/7 media indoctrination) For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

      8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray:

      Our Father in heaven,
      Hallowed be Your name.
      10 Your kingdom come.
      Your will be done
      On earth as it is in heaven.
      11 Give us this day our daily bread.,,,,,

      Do Not Worry

      25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

      28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, (Not the Lilies of the Ledbetter) how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

      31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles (Wealth Re-distributors)seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. ( Or taken away when you follow the party of the failthless people of the pitchforks,,,,,enter the next economic collapse).

      You chose wisely Mamma4285 and found freedom in the truths that set men/women free,,,,,your friends and Pastor forgot and remain enslaved, along with about 100 million Americans who forgot from whom all their blessings really flow and forgot the source of the REAL American truths that set men free.

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  3. Jota_Comment by Jota_
    July 9, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    ‘Each $5 in new [food stamp] benefits generates almost twice that amount in economic activity for the community.’

    Which is just another way of saying, “Work For Food”

    And since that will be the only economic activity, a subsistence economy, subtract 16 trillion from the current 16.9 trillion dollar economy and gives a per capita income closer to Egypt, where they all get fed a loaf of bread.

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      July 9, 2013 @ 11:35 am

      Jota, that remark made by government officials lines up with the Pelosi stupidity when she said that unemployment benefits were one of the best ways to grow the economy because the people receiving those benefits put every dime back into the economy.

      When I hear statements like that coming from our elected politicians, I think it’s time to clean house and start over.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      July 10, 2013 @ 8:16 am

      Just one more Yogi Bear inspired Pelosism like “If you see a fork in the road, take it.” After first sticking it into your neighbors eye so he can’t see you stick it into his food you steal. Just how does a country accumulate wealth when you consume not only every scrap of wealth in site but the future wealth on borrowed money? The only jobs created in such madness are more wealth consuming government jobs whose costs just accelerate the economic fall of the nation. The Twice amount of economic activity is the doubling of the criminal element of the American poplulation which steals the finite honest bread from honest mouths to redistribute it to their own perpetually pandering blathering dishonest mounths of infinite words and infinite consumption.

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    • momma4285Comment by momma4285
      July 10, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

      Sadly, I can tell you exactly how $1 becomes $2 with food stamps. My husband and I are not wealthy, but we work hard for everything we have, and the Lord has blessed us. However, we know a lot of people on food stamps specifically.

      If you are unaware of how it works, the debit card works for a few things. First of all, it can have money put on the balance for food, but that money cannot be taken off in any other way but purchasing food at a grocery store. It can be used to purchase only food items that are unprepared, so no fresh made food from the deli, no tobacco, no alcohol. It also functions like a regular debit card if the government grants you TANF, or “temporary assistance for needy families”. Normally, this is only awarded to single parents while the attorney general goes after the absent parent for child support. This money that is loaded on the card is capable of being withdrawn from the card and made into cash. Often times, in the case of a single parent trying to get awarded child support, the government REQUIRES you to get on government assistance before they will help a single parent go after an absentee parent for child support. But I digress…

      Often times, I have heard of people awarded food stamps not needing the entire amount awarded, so they “sell” the benefits at a rate of 2-1. That’s the person without assistance paying the person with assistance $1 for every $2 they use in food stamps. If this is what pelosi was referring to, it amazes me that the government could be aware that this is happening and nothing is being done to correct it.

      A while back, I read an article saying that they were looking into food stamp cards with high balances. It doesn’t surprise me because I have known several good, honest people on government assistance who didn’t need the full amount awarded, but couldn’t “give it back” (it stays on the card as long as you are on assistance if you don’t use it), so they just kinda left it there on the card.

      The thing is, if it were necessary to have the government assistance programs, the government should get its butt in gear and do a complete overhaul on the qualification system. The people who abuse the system are being awarded far more than the people who could actually use a hand up for a few months. As for a suggestion as to how to do that, I’m clueless… Home visits are a huge violation of privacy in my opinion, but how else do you verify a spouse’s place of residence? How do you know the money is going to a family struggling instead of a financially stable family who is just looking for a hand out? This is an obvious case of many bad apples ruining a well-intended (if not badly founded and poorly tended) orchard. Sadly, there will always be someone to exploit help of any kind.

      Jota and illuminatuo, I do thoroughly enjoy reading your comments. I appreciate your intelligence and how well versed you are when you speak with conviction. Thank you for the bible verses. I shared them with my husband and we both found them uplifting. Keep spreading the Good Word!

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    • Grouchy OneComment by Grouchy One
      July 10, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

      I believe that food stamp programs vary from state to state. NC, having been a very liberal state up until this last election, would definitely let people spend food stamp money on any kind of food — including very expensive deli-decorated birthday cakes and such. I worked in a grocery store and it used to really tick me off to see the stuff that went through on that food stamp debit card :(

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    • momma4285Comment by momma4285
      July 11, 2013 @ 10:54 am

      I stand corrected, then. I’m from Texas, and, to my knowledge, that’s how it works here. I was hoping to bring clarity to the conversation, but when it concerns our government these days, nothing is clearer than the sewer water they spew forth. Sad, isn’t it?

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    • Grouchy OneComment by Grouchy One
      July 15, 2013 @ 8:25 am

      I definitely have to agree with you Momma :) I think that people believe that all states have the same laws pertaining to welfare, to health care, and even to the court systems. That is simply not the case. What flies in NY may be 180 degrees out from what flies in Montana.

      I am a strong advocate of States Rights, especially in times like this when we have so many in Washington who have never in their lives lived anywhere but in an ivory tower and many more who have been immersed in the D.C. scene for so long that they actually believe that is how the rest of the world thinks. The way it is now, the States have to pick up a great deal of the tax burden yet the federal government snatches up the lion’s share of the money and distributes it as they see fit, more often than not to those who kiss the ring. I find it frightening that the Federal gov’t has this much power.

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  4. prairelivingComment by praireliving
    July 9, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    During the Great Depression my grandmother and great aunt needed to go get some food assistance. They pushed a baby buggy (they were both young mothers whose husbands were out of work) to the center crying all the way there and back because they were forced to take aid from the government. They only went once because they felt so terrible about getting a handout that they couldn’t do it again.

    Guess those days are long gone!

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    • Grouchy OneComment by Grouchy One
      July 9, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

      I wasn’t born yet but my father worked for the CCC for a quarter a day to put food on the table for his family during the depression. What they were doing was building many of the state and national parks that we enjoy today.

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    • westtexaslibraryladyComment by westtexaslibrarylady
      July 9, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

      The key difference with the Depression Era programs is that people worked. Things got done. And people retained their dignity. How different this country would have become if instead of having the work programs, everyone out of work simply needed to hold out their hand and their needs met for free without any responsibility on their part.

      Free handouts rob people of their pride, self-esteem, self-reliance, and dignity. The welfare system of today is an evil tragedy, both for those who pay for it, but also for those receiving it.

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      July 9, 2013 @ 9:50 pm

      A new Depression wouldn’t last a month. With the absence of couth in this day and age. People wouldn’t work for very low wages nor would they wait in soup lines. They would raid stores until stores run out of goods, then they would raid the farms, orchards and ranches til they were empty. They would then go house to house looking for food or water, unCivil war would break out. Mob rule. Cynical? You bet your sweet bippy.

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  5. faaqComment by faaq
    July 9, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    And yet the government claims there are still millions and millions of people going hungry. Most likely because the debit cards can now be used to obtain cash so these people can buy drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, tattoos and other non-food items. The debit cards were supposed to provide oversight; to detect fraud. Instead, it just makes it easier for people to commit fraud. I bet not one single recipient has had their SNAP cards taken away from them due to fraudulent use.

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  6. Grouchy OneComment by Grouchy One
    July 9, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    Not only do food stamp recipients continue to receive aid for as long as they possibly can, they tend to seek other social assistance such as rent supplements, medical assistance and more. One foot in the door is all it takes to get people hooked on the feeling that it is the government’s responsibility to take care of them. And government officials fighting for the rights of the people to demand more and more from the government is a bad thing.
    Certain islands that the US Gov’t more or less took over in war times have become welfare states where the occupants are not really free and their will to find their own way has been taken from them. They have no pride, no self respect, only the strength to keep that hand held out for as much as they can get. It is truly sad.

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  7. JDZComment by JDZ
    July 9, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    My family would almost die before it accepted charity of any kind as we believed in earning our way through life and not living off of someone else’s work or charity. Our culture, which originated in western Europe, was based on self achievement and independence. Our extended family helped each other through various typical problematic situations which kept the family close which was a good thing. We did without a lot of the “goodies” others were fortunate to have such as new cars or upscale clothes, etc.
    But, we had food and shelter, clean clothes, our church, and our independence. We held family oriented picnics at state parks and simple recreational activities like sports, hunting and fishing, etc. We learned how to do all kinds of skilled activities like carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, car maintenance, and various forms of limited construction work. We all had gardens and our Mothers knew how to can food to help provide for the family through the winter months. Some of the family had small farms and raised livestock for meat and chickens for eggs, etc. We lived in a small rural community where this lifestyle was typical.

    Today, this lifestyle still exists in small towns to some extent, but has been slowly disappearing as times have radically changed. The small town I grew up in, for example, is almost a ghost town. The coal industry which was the main industry in that area is being killed by the EPA and jobs are disappearing forcing major changes in lifestyle. Kids have to move away from the family to find jobs leaving their parents to fend for themselves in the depressed economic area of their roots. Many of hose left behind do not have the financial resources to move to a new part of the country and have to find a way to survive on their own. This creates a situation where government subsidies become necessary in spite of their distaste of having to resort to this form of charity. In these cases, it is something I can rationalize and support.

    However, what we have today, when one out of three Americans are receiving some form of government welfare subsidy, our government has facilitated what was a necessary form of safety net for Americans needing temporary help, and perverted this taxpayer charity into a form of government sponsored long term lifestyle which is not an American concept. This idea of creating a situation where millions of Americans are dependent on government for food, housing, telephones, day care, etc. is pure socialism to the max…and not even close to the American way of life of independence and freedom. Our Founders have to be turning over in their graves.

    Does anyone out there have any doubts that the Obama administration and most Democrats in our country are socialists or communists? When we have more citizens on welfare then we have actually working and contributing value added products and services to the benefit of the country, we have become a socialist country…and history tells us that every socialist country eventually fails under the unaffordable welfare situation it created. When we have more “takers” then “makers” in the country, it is on the slippery slope to disaster which is happening in western Europe as we speak.

    The numbers just no longer work as there is not enough tax revenue coming in to fund this unbalanced situation, and we are seeing it in spades as our national debt has skyrocketed under the Obama administration from $9 Trillion to $17 Trillion and climbing. The Obamacare legislation is further adding to this disaster and the proposed immigration legislation adds even more costs to government. The revenue coming into the government is so low compared to the growing cost of government that it is INSANITY at work in our government. IT IS PURE IRRESPONSIBLE STUPIDITY led by an incompetent radical President.

    Isn’t this obvious to even the most apathetic American living in this country???

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  9. pypypypyComment by pypypypy
    July 9, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    DEBT is a threat to the USA. In addition to DEBT, we now have DEPENDENCY on Govt. Not a good recipe to dig this country out of the abyss she is in.

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    • cogreywolfComment by cogreywolf
      July 9, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

      On the face of it debt means nothing to government. The reality that they hide is that DEBT stands for Dependency do not exist in their vocabulary.

      The fact of government advertising in foreign embassies “come to the U.S., illegally or not, we’ll feed you, house you and take care of your medical needs, no problem!”

      Also, I am still trying to figure out how government handouts such as food stamps generate twice the amount in economic activity. To me, that defies all logic! Just another example of the mindless minds in DC. They might as well say that by getting more people on food stamps will enable the national debt, at the bogus amount touted by the administration, could be paid by the end of 2013. Why won’t those private sector workers get with the program so that our country will be debt free in under 6 months. I mean come on people Support Your Government and Country! Together we can do this, right?

      To folks with pride and an ethic of taking care of themselves and their family debt is only taken on for extraordinary expenditures such as a house or car.

      In conclusion, DEBT could and should mean Depend on your own Energy to Bring down this Traitorous government and reclaim control of your own destinies.

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  10. mldouggComment by mldougg
    July 9, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    What happens when there is no longer anyone “pulling the wagon” to pay for all of this “free” food?

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    • pypypypyComment by pypypypy
      July 9, 2013 @ 11:52 am

      when this happens, the country/citizens would have been so far gone that it would be easy pickings for (take your pick as to who would invade our weakened country)

      What are we going to defend ourselves with? You need $$$ to do this. Arming our military with pitch forks aint gonna cut.

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    • braines57Comment by braines57
      July 9, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

      What will happen indeed! My first thought is of a nest of baby birds used to just opening hteir mouths and having nice juicy worms dropped in. Suddenly, momma bird is no longer there to drop the juicy worms because there are no more worms to be found. In the wild, there are many examples of what might happen. Then again, you can look around the world at what has transpired in recent years when governments have gone bankrupt. I am reminded of the words to an old song “I Wish We’d All Been Ready”. There is a line that goes “a piece of bread could buy a bag of gold – I wish we’d all been ready”. This not only can happen, but it will happen – it is Biblical. We need to all be ready – not by storing up large quantities of food and gold. We need to be right with the Lord, as He will be the only Shelter from the coming storm.

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    • flyerComment by flyer
      July 9, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

      Then Atlas Shrugged.
      Anyone remember Charles Atlas?

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  11. librabobComment by librabob
    July 9, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

    The Obamanation transformation of America (free stuff from the government) is right on schedule! The full implementation should be finalized by the year 2016 with socialized healthcare and amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens, AKA; future democrats. This will make it nearly impossible for any conservative to win a presidential election in the future or even a congressional seat. We will then be well on our way to meet the same fate as Greece, total economic collapse.

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  12. theronaldComment by theronald
    July 9, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

    More sheeple getting free food than not. This is just what the social-crats want. This way, they are assured of winning every election from now on. How sad – Greece, here we come.

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  13. faaqComment by faaq
    July 9, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    Perhaps if government and the “left” hadn’t started demonizing the churches and religion years ago, people would still turn to their pastor or the congregation for temporary help. They are encouraging people to turn away from the church for help and turn towards the government (in exchange for votes). My question is this: why is the church going along with this mentality and telling people to turn towards government for handouts???

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  14. freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
    July 9, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    The imbalance of, makers to takers, is a serious problem in our Country, but is all part of a plan cooked up by Nobama and his current Administration.
    See, if the balance has shifted significantly to more people relying on the Government to pay them to stay home and be nonproductive, it will eventually lead to the downfall of our Country. We can already see the effects of this imbalance, in the fact that our Government has to borrow, and Print Trillions of dollars just to pay off it’s obligations.
    These steps are leading us onto the path to Marxism, and this is part of Nobamas strategic agenda for our Country.
    This is just another means of making sure that the American people are more and more dependent upon the Government for their upkeep, maintenance, and survival. It is common knowledge that a larger percentage than not, Have no need to be in these programs, but are lazy and unqualified to receive these freebies from the Government, with the working class’s money..
    What is wrong with verifying that all who sign up for Government aid programs are truly needy, and qualified to receive them as Citizens of our Country, who at least at some point in their lives have put something into the pot through their taxes?. I can say with complete certainty that if these programs were for Citizens only, we would see a mass self deportation, as many illegals are taking advantage of these programs, and are let do so simply because those who do the paperwork to sign up recipients do not verify eligibility.
    Lets be real here, if the Government says here, take all this free stuff, and money, how much of a incentive is this for any of the non workers to even try to find employment?. The incentive, serves quite the opposite effect. The ones who are in these programs, who are able, should be made to look for work, a drug test should be required before any can be added to the doll list, and as originally set up to be just a hand up, not a hand out, for those truly in need, and with a 6 month to year maximum qualifications for the programs.
    There are millions of families registered, and receiving these benefits for life. Why should the working class have to support these people, when they could actually be working themselves?. None of us want to buy there drugs for them with our money either.

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  15. neconservativeComment by neconservative
    July 9, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

    It’s called the Cloward-Piven theory. Look it up, It will scare you!

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  16. JDZComment by JDZ
    July 9, 2013 @ 7:16 pm

    Eventually, when the government cannot pay its bills, the welfare checks will stop, and there will be riots in the streets as those that have learned to live off of these freebies will become desperate. Crime will skyrocket as desperate people take desperate chances to feed their needs. The government may declare marshall law and begin to confiscate assets from those that have resources. Things could get very ugly.

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  18. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    July 15, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    Liberal Store owners accept E.B.T.,,,,Everything But the Truth.

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    • Grouchy OneComment by Grouchy One
      July 15, 2013 @ 8:19 am

      I don’t know about where you are but I don’t believe that grocers have much choice but to accept food cards. I think maybe this judgement is a little harsh. Here, people have to pay IN to the food stamp program according to their income. For example, maybe one guy has to pay $20 for a hundred bucks worth of food stamps and another has to pay $40. And, yes, there are people who pay nothing and have been raised generation after generation on welfare, never encouraged to work or anything else.

      I’m usually with you 100% on these matters but I don’t think anyone should go hungry. The fact that the US gov’t has allowed the whole program to get out of hand is quite disturbing. Still, I can’t sit here and condemn the people who have no jobs BECAUSE the federal government DID let things get out of hand that affected the job market. That is the case in my area. We have a decent guy for governor now and I’m hoping he can turn things around but I think that perhaps 30 years of libs in the governor’s office in my state has dug the hole way too deep for us now.

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