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« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2012, 09:15:35 pm »
Still a cost in the billions. But yes its very troublesome that this many Americans are in this shape.

  This is where I agree with Tarpley.  We should fight for every dollar for the people.  It doesn't matter how many billions we spend on food stamps.  Better to give it to the people than to the bankers/military industrial complex.  BY THE WAY, QE3 IS COMING SOON---fiat dollars to the bankers/elite.  THEN THOSE BASTARDS WILL WANT TO CUT FOOD STAMPS.
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« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2012, 10:08:59 pm »
  This is where I agree with Tarpley.  We should fight for every dollar for the people.  It doesn't matter how many billions we spend on food stamps.  Better to give it to the people than to the bankers/military industrial complex.  BY THE WAY, QE3 IS COMING SOON---fiat dollars to the bankers/elite.  THEN THOSE BASTARDS WILL WANT TO CUT FOOD STAMPS.
  Larson, they will seek to slander food stamp recipients as dead beats  sucklings, on the other side is they are saviors.  It won't stop there, the divisions erected during the depression, the dirt poor and those with a tad of substace were at larger ends, and factualy blood flowed, divisions. The elites enjoy the show and the outcome, especially so that they orchestrate the deal. Wars are not profit for the common man , they are for the big dogs.

 Helo FEMA,DHS,NATO, NSA ,Mercs deputized, et. This presidential election makes Barnum and Bailly ringmasters  look lile pissants.  Iys all a gob of shiite and we will feel the colateral effect, the elites will have their show plaing GODS over mankind.

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Re: Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2012, 10:32:59 pm »
Nonsense, and this is why the privatize-everything Austrian School has given "libertarianism" such a bad name in the minds if countless people who otherwise lean heavily in that direction. Will corporate CEOs go hungry if corporate welfare is dramatically cut? No. Will millions of destitute Americans go hungry if food stamps are dramatically cut? Yes! (It's happened in other countries that have undergone IMF "shock therapy," and it can happen here.) That alone completely negates the ridiculous notion that both expenditures are equally deserving of outrage. They're not even close to being equally deserving in that regard.

The Obama critics who blindly insist otherwise in the name of "liberty" are only giving Obama the left cover he needs to make himself look like a comparative moderate.

But I guess it wasn't enough to learn this lesson the hard way in the 2008 election. They just have to learn it the hard way all over again in 2012.

There's just no helping some people.

Social welfare programs are pressure valves to keep the masses from  serious protest of the system and  both social welfare and corporate welfare exist to accumulate and demonstrate raw power for its own sake.

It would not be the absence of food stamps  that caused people to starve, but the absence of a real infrastructure, a real educated populace, and a real caring , interaction between citizens. The food exists, the resources exist. Scarcity is about the only thing still manufactured.
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Re: Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2012, 10:52:43 pm »
... The food exists, the resources exist. Scarcity is about the only thing still manufactured.

Thank you. This is mass manipulation.
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Re: Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2012, 11:14:15 pm »
The food exists, the resources exist.

Of course they do, but an equitable (as opposed to "equal") distribution of wealth and income does not exist (to put it mildly), otherwise tens of millions of Americans would never have become dependent upon food stamps in the first place.

You can't remedy that injustice by eliminating a program designed merely to treat one of the many symptoms of that injustice.

That's where economic right-wingers continually go wrong.

You also can't remedy it by expanding for the hundredth time this or that symptom-treating program.

That's where economic left-wingers continually go wrong.

Hence the following thread:

     http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=161315.0
"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

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Re: Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #45 on: September 04, 2012, 01:06:16 pm »
June Foodstamp Recipients Hit All Time High As Many Americans Enter Poverty
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/june-foodstamp-recipients-hit-all-time-high-three-times-many-americans-enter-poverty-find-jobs
June Foodstamp Recipients Hit All Time High As Three Times As Many Americans Enter Poverty As Find Jobs

Following a brief period in which it seemed that US foodstamp recipients may have peaked, with those living in poverty maxing out at 46.514 million in December 2011, and then declining modestly for the next few months, June saw a new surge in those Americans living in poverty and thus eligible for foodstamps, with 173,600 new entrants into the system, bringing the total to a new all time high of 46.670 million and once again rising fast. Furthermore, with subsequent emergency events affecting the heartland due to the drought, the administration has made sure even more Americans will be eligible going forward. As a result expect the July and August numbers to promptly surpass 47 million on their way to the psychological resistance level of 50 million. Indicatively, the 173,600 increase in Foodstamps recipients in June was three times greater than Americans finding jobs (64,000, most of which part-time) according to the BLS. Finally, a new record was also breached for American households on foodstamps, which now hit 22.4 million, an increase of 106,298 households. The average benefit per household decline once more, this time to $276.5. Not an all time low, but just above it.



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Re: Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #46 on: September 04, 2012, 01:10:43 pm »
People don't have a problem with $2 billion for a single B-2 bomber, but when it comes to money for the poor or the sick or the unemployed, they bitch.

People Dingy right-wingers don't have a problem with $2 billion for a single B-2 bomber, but when it comes to money for the poor or the sick or the unemployed, they bitch.

Slight correction there for you.

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Re: Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2012, 12:26:58 pm »
US Foodstamps Surge By Most In One Year To New All Time Record Of 47.1 million

Foodstamps Surge By Most In One Year To New All Time Record, In Delayed Release
10 November 2012
, by Tyler Durden (Zero Hedge)
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-11-10/foodstamps-surge-most-one-year-new-all-time-record-delayed-release

At 47.1 million, this was not only a new all time record, but the monthly increase of 420,947 from July was the biggest monthly increase in one year.
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Re: Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2013, 03:27:47 pm »
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/federal-food-stamp-program-spent-record-804b-fy-2012
Federal Food Stamp Program Spent Record $80.4B in FY 2012
By Patrick Burke
January 4, 2013

CNSNews.com) -- During fiscal year 2012, the U.S. government spent a record $80.4 billion on food stamps, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a $2.7 billion increase from FY 2011.  (Fiscal year 2012 ran from Oct. 1, 2011 through Sept. 30, 2012.)
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The SNAP program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which also runs other food assistance programs under the auspices of the Food and Nutrition Service Agency.
 
In total, nearly $106 billion was spent on food assistance in 2012, with $18.3 billion that went to “Child Nutrition Programs.”
 
Total federal spending on SNAP has increased each year during President Obama’s first term in office. In FY 2009 -- when SNAP was still known as the “Food Stamp” program -- the government spent approximately $55.6 billion.

By FY 2010, SNAP spending increased to nearly $70.5 billion. Between FY 2009 and FY 2012, SNAP’s budget jumped by approximately $24.8 billion.
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Re: SNAP - Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #49 on: January 06, 2013, 09:00:05 am »


We must have a tax-funded method to help feed the poor ...
no argument there. Years ago (even before "food stamps")
there was the "commodities" program. There were govt
'outlets' set up in every town in the US where ANYONE
could go and just pick up the free food ... the same foods
given to foreign aid, the military, school lunches, etc. One
did not have to QUALIFY ... no RED TAPE ... you just
showed up for the food. My family got 'commodities' like this
for many years. It was all NUTRITIOUS and healthy ... grains,
breads, canned meats, cheese, soups ... you name it. I still
kinda crave the taste of the 'mystery meat', LOL!

This EBT/SNAP crap is bogus as h*ll ... it is banker run (CHASE/MORGAN
and others). There are some limitations on the types of food one
can 'buy' ... but no restrictions on COKE and JUNK FOOD! It is
designed to drain ever more taxpayer dollars into the BANKER's
vaults and WALMART.

Take a few minutes to scan this PDF:  Food Stamps ~ Follow the Money

http://www.eatdrinkpolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/FoodStampsFollowtheMoneySimon.pdf



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Re: SNAP - Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2013, 09:18:33 am »
You'll come to find out these mass shootings are way more expensive too, and I'm not talking bout a Lone Gunman.

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Re: SNAP - Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2013, 11:33:35 am »
I couldn't find the thread on Chase and Snap - So here is an article to fill this out:

http://www.republicreport.org/2012/how-big-corporations-cash-in-on-food-assistance-programs/
June 20, 2012
How JP Morgan Makes Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars On Food Assistance Programs
Posted at 8:30 am by Suzanne Merkelson

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) does a lot to help out low-income American families — 46 million Americans participate in the program, half of whom are children. This means there’s lots of money in SNAP — thanks to the weak economy, SNAP expenditures increased from $30 billion in 2007 to $72 billion last year.
 
SNAP is regulated as part of the Farm Bill, and as this year’s bill is being debated in Congress, much attention has been focused on cutting some food assistance for poor Americans.

But whose food assistance won’t be cut? The big corporations that profit off SNAP.
 
As Michele Simon writes in her recent paper “Food Stamps: Follow the Money,” ”While much attention has focused on how farm subsidies fuel our cheap, unhealthy food supply, SNAP represents the largest, most overlooked corporate subsidy in the farm bill.”
 
Simon outlines how three different powerful industries profit from SNAP: food manufacturers like Coca-Cola and Kraft; food retailers like Walmart; and big banks, including J.P. Morgan Chase, which work with states to administer benefits.
 
While SNAP is a federal program, USDA and the states work together to administer the program. States contract with banks, who authorize payments (Electronic Bank Transfers or EBTs) from the Federal Reserve to retailers. J.P. Morgan Chase has contracts in half the states “indicating a lack of competition and significant market power,” according to Simon. How much are these deals worth? In New York, one seven-year deal originally gave the bank $112 million for its services, but was recently amended to add another $14.3 million.
 
How did J.P. Morgan Chase end up with such sweet deals in so many states? Lobbying, of course. The company lobbied USDA in 2011 specifically on EBTs and in 2008, the last time the Farm Bill was renewed, it lobbied both the House and Senate on five different provisions of the farm bill.

Who else administers EBTs? Northrop Grumman, better known as a defense contractor, oddly has multimillion dollar contracts with Montana and Illinois.

Affiliated Computer Services (a Xerox subsidiary) runs 13 state systems and Fidelity National Information Services has another 11.
 
Thanks to weak transparency rules, we’re not able to determine just how much corporations benefit from these contracts, but large amounts are at stake and it appears that much of this money is going to enrich the administrators at the expense of SNAP’s beneficiaries. Simon estimated that in Florida J.P. Morgan Chase made $123 million from fees over five years — a 50 percent increase over the original contract. In New York, the state paid over $100 million in fees to the bank over five years.
 
The entire report is worth a read, especially if you’re interested in food politics.

http://www.eatdrinkpolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/FoodStampsFollowtheMoneySimon.pdf
FOOD STAMPS
Follow the Money
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Re: SNAP - Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #52 on: January 06, 2013, 11:39:56 am »
Yeah, I've seen this too, did anyone really think they were gonna do it if it didn't somehow profit them, I mean they are bankers and very bad ones at that. The problem isn't money, it's more primative than that. The problem is these elites think they have the power, but we have wisdom.

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Re: SNAP - Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #53 on: January 06, 2013, 11:47:19 am »
It's interesting that there is going to be great pressure to pull back the social safety net for "Austerity", but these companies make so much money on this, they may lobby to continue these benefits ...
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Re: SNAP - Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #54 on: January 06, 2013, 01:37:41 pm »
I don't mind feeding Americans and children, but I do agree that while they are monitoring everything else we do that receipients should have to buy healthy foods, and I agree with the poster that commodities should be available to all americans, and would that not increase jobs, as we hired americans to process and make the commodities and use the surplus from American farmers to process them.  We ate them as kids too, and they were wholesome and good, especially the butter, and the cheese, and I have seen USDA roasts, hams, and whole chickens in a can.  Also the pork makes excellent fillers for tamales.   :P AMERICA FIRST

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Food Stamp Use In NYC has Increased 125% Since Nanny Bloomberg Took Office
« Reply #55 on: March 15, 2013, 09:43:35 am »
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/food_stamp_use_doubles_BfnGq82DfIWnpQmGu4cFaN?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Local

  I don't think anybody on Wall Street is on food stamps YET.



The number of New York City residents receiving food stamps more than doubled over the past decade under Mayor Bloomberg, according to data released yesterday.

Now, 1.8 million receive food stamps, a jump from 800,000 in 2002, the Independent Budget Office data show.

IBO spokesman Doug Turetsky cited more aggressive outreach to enroll eligible recipients by the Bloomberg administration, in comparison to his predecessor, Rudy Giuliani.
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 One day these folks are going to have a suprise, its all in the plan.

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http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/food_stamp_use_doubles_BfnGq82DfIWnpQmGu4cFaN?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Local

  I don't think anybody on Wall Street is on food stamps YET.



The number of New York City residents receiving food stamps more than doubled over the past decade under Mayor Bloomberg, according to data released yesterday.

Now, 1.8 million receive food stamps, a jump from 800,000 in 2002, the Independent Budget Office data show.

IBO spokesman Doug Turetsky cited more aggressive outreach to enroll eligible recipients by the Bloomberg administration, in comparison to his predecessor, Rudy Giuliani.


Bakers and Wall Street people call them "BAILOUTS".

This is to keep the con-tarded on their side.

Welfare - bad   Bailouts - good

Con-tardism 101

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  Hi T.
  Your post is ringing bells, while in South America many refer to OBama as the Pharoah, asked  why and basically they say it's the reality , pausee and say, what is wrong with Americans are they brainwashed they had it so good once....Not all of course say this, however those with their lights on and awake know it.

  Has to be noted down south of this empire long ago these folks would hang the US flag out their windows next to theirs, we were admired by these folks, liberty, equality, freedom, lifestyle etc..
   
  A guy ( Latin America) said to me during a discussion about the gulf war w/ regards to the MSM, they gave more attention to the sea gulls being wacked out than the people. He laughed, and said birds are worth more than humans.. I confess I didn't respond though I felt a tad of anger, he hit a button..The truth...... Ex: A fuzzy Lil pup on the net gets more headlines than the hundred of thousand innocent humans wacked.         Off the map? Sorry.......

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  Hi T.
  Your post is ringing bells, while in South America many refer to OBama as the Pharoah, asked  why and basically they say it's the reality , pausee and say, what is wrong with Americans are they brainwashed they had it so good once....Not all of course say this, however those with their lights on and awake know it.

  Has to be noted down south of this empire long ago these folks would hang the US flag out their windows next to theirs, we were admired by these folks, liberty, equality, freedom, lifestyle etc..
   
  A guy ( Latin America) said to me during a discussion about the gulf war w/ regards to the MSM, they gave more attention to the sea gulls being wacked out than the people. He laughed, and said birds are worth more than humans.. I confess I didn't respond though I felt a tad of anger, he hit a button..The truth...... Ex: A fuzzy Lil pup on the net gets more headlines than the hundred of thousand innocent humans wacked.         Off the map? Sorry.......

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I heard that Sarah Palin drank from a 16oz pop while at CPAC. Did anyone see that? Of course, the audience laughed at the stupidity of the issue that belongs in Bloomberg's lap!

Bloomberg is such a child and a non leader. When are NYers going to throw the bum out and find a real leader, or is that even possible in NYC since it seems to be the capitol of NWO stupidity in its top people and the public just goes along. New Yorkers, you the people are smarter than this. Prove it to us by finding a real leader.

Bloomberg, I guess that's how Darwinistic believers act. They never grow up, are clueless and see the public as their animals to be managed!  ::)
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NY-ers will be too consumed with sports, opera, or something else to give a damn about politics.

Hope rthey bundle up for their rides to the FEMA Camps, those truck are going to get cold.   brrrrrrrrrrr

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http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/hurricane-sandy-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap-benefit-replacement
Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefit Replacement
Posted by Velmanette Montgomery on Monday, November 5th, 2012

If you lost food purchased with SNAP benefits due to Hurricane Sandy, there is help available. Current SNAP households that have lost food purchased with their benefits as a result of the storm are entitled to replacement benefits.

 
Q - What do I need to do?

 
A - If you are a current SNAP recipient and live in Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan or Westchester counties, or one of 77 zip codes in New York City that experienced extended power loss, including all of Staten Island, partial replacement SNAP benefits will automatically be deposited in your Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) account beginning next week.

A complete list of zip codes in New York City that are included can be found at: otda.ny.gov/news/SNAP-replacements.pdf.
Additional zip codes in New York City may be added as more power loss information becomes available.

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Q - What if I don’t live in one of the areas receiving the automatic benefit replacement?

You can still request replacement SNAP benefits from your local department of social services by following these steps:
 
•You must report the loss of food purchased with SNAP benefits to your local social services office by Wednesday, November 28, 2012, either verbally or in writing
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Re: SNAP - Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #66 on: July 08, 2013, 01:03:50 pm »
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/101m-americans-get-food-aid-federal-gov-t-more-number-private-sector-workers
101M Americans Get Food Aid from Federal Gov’t; More Than the Number of Private Sector Workers
July 8, 2013 - 11:32 AM

(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.

Of the 101 million receiving food benefits, a record 47 million Americans participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. The USDA describes SNAP as the “largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.”
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According to a July 3 audit by the Inspector General, the USDA’s Food Nutrition Service (FNS) “may be duplicating its efforts by providing participants total benefits in excess of 100 percent of daily nutritional needs when households and/or individuals participate in more than one FNS program simultaneously.”
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Re: SNAP - Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #67 on: July 08, 2013, 03:01:45 pm »
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/101m-americans-get-food-aid-federal-gov-t-more-number-private-sector-workers
101M Americans Get Food Aid from Federal Gov’t; More Than the Number of Private Sector Workers
July 8, 2013 - 11:32 AM

(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.

Of the 101 million receiving food benefits, a record 47 million Americans participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. The USDA describes SNAP as the “largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.”
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According to a July 3 audit by the Inspector General, the USDA’s Food Nutrition Service (FNS) “may be duplicating its efforts by providing participants total benefits in excess of 100 percent of daily nutritional needs when households and/or individuals participate in more than one FNS program simultaneously.”

...and when we match it to Alex's numbers of the 100 million unemployed we find nearly an exact match.

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« Reply #68 on: July 21, 2013, 03:07:59 pm »
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/21/food-stamps-helped-me-serve
Food stamps helped me serve my country. Don't cut them now
My single mom struggled to put food on the table sometimes, so government assistance was part of what made me a soldier
Kayla Williams   
guardian.co.uk, Sunday 21 July 2013 09.00 EDT

Food stamps: the farm bill passed by the House has removed its traditional provision for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Snap)

I've eaten government food during two periods in my life: as a child and as a soldier. The first led to the second in more ways than one, and permanently influenced the way I look at food aid.

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Like many on public assistance, my family was made up of a working single mom struggling to make it and provide for her child. She was a small business owner, an artist who ran a series of galleries. There were good years, when we did pretty well. And then the economy sagged, and there were lean years – years of food stamps and bland government cheese, Christmas presents from charities, peering around the corner to watch my mother sobbing into piles of bills, wondering if the landlord would get fed up with how often we were behind on the rent and kick us out.

Even when I was young, I could pick up on the looks we got when buying groceries with food stamps. In high school, it was mortifying to hand over tickets for free or reduced-price school lunches. Those tiny colored scraps of paper might as well have been a scarlet "P" sewn to my shirt, announcing to the other teenagers that I was poor
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I've eaten government food during two periods in my life: as a child and as a soldier. The first led to the second in more ways than one, and permanently influenced the way I look at food aid.
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Hindsight may convince me that my peers were probably too absorbed by their own problems to notice mine, but at the time, it crystallized in me a deep conviction that I would never live like that again. I used the fear and shame and anger to fuel years of effort, working through college and working two jobs so I could buy my first house when I was 22.

Then, I joined the army. Like most of my peers, I had many motivations for enlisting: I was seeking money to continue my education, but I also craved the discipline, a challenge, the chance to travel and acquire new skills.
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On 9/11, I was learning Arabic at the Defense Language Institute, and it was immediately clear that war was in our future. I deployed to Iraq with the 101st airborne division (air assault), where I saw people so poor they wanted our empty cardboard boxes for flooring. I was back to eating government rations – this time, in the form of Meals, Ready to Eat (MREs). At least some of this government cheese came jalapeno-flavored.

When my five-year hitch was up, I didn't re-enlist, choosing to help my combat-wounded husband recover, and later using the GI bill for graduate school. Today, I am deeply aware of how privileged we are to live in modern America.

And I am horrified at efforts to cut Snap – or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, its proper name, though most of us still call it "food stamps".

The House passed a farm bill that strips out food aid to the poor, promising they'll get to it later. I don't believe it
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The reality is that 47% are children, 30% are working poor (those who have jobs that don't pay enough to cover all their bills), and 21% receive supplemental security income for the aged or disabled.
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This includes those who currently serve our country or who already have – the Department of Defense estimates that 5,000 military families will lose food stamps if these cuts go through, and food stamp spending has been up at commissaries, where only service-members, retirees, and their families can shop
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/kayla-williams
Kayla Williams is a former sergeant and linguist in a military intelligence company of the US army.

She is the author of Love My Rifle More Than You (2006) and Plenty of Time When We Get Home (forthcoming) and she serves as a Truman National Security Project fellow and on the Army Education Advisory Committee
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Re: SNAP - Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #69 on: July 21, 2013, 06:00:50 pm »
http://watchdog.org/96500/illinois-rewarded-for-misspending-only-52-million-on-food-stamps/
Illinois rewarded for misspending only $52 million on food stamps
By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog

SPRINGFIELD — Since Illinois has seen an explosion in the number of people receiving food stamps, even a slight error costs taxpayers millions.

In this instance, a mistake rate of less than 2 percent means $50 million is misspent.

That’s the hard truth behind the press release lauding Illinois for having a 98.3 percent accuracy rate for its Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program.

Illinois’ error rate, from either overspending on food stamps or not spending enough, is 1.74 percent, according to Januari Smith, a spokeswoman for the state’s Department of Human Services.

Just more than 2 million people in the state, or 16 percent of the population, are enrolled in the federally managed SNAP. Washington D.C,. sent Illinois $3 billion for SNAP last year.


The numbers: 1.74 percent of $3 billion is $52 million. That’s a lot of taxpayer waste.

Dabrowksi said Illinois saw its food stamp population jump 11.5 percent last year.

Smith said the increase in the number of families receiving food stamps can be blamed on the economy, and admits the program is becoming difficult for the state’s bureaucracy to manage.

DHS had 1,870 case workers handling 1.75 million cases last December, compared to 2,000 workers handling about 1 million cases in 2006, Smith said.
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Illinois is being awarded $4 million by the USDA as recognition of it 98 percent accuracy rate. Smith said she doesn’t know how Illinois will spend that money
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Re: SNAP - Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #70 on: July 22, 2013, 12:33:08 pm »
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Re: SNAP - Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #71 on: July 22, 2013, 12:34:07 pm »
When will Americans ever learn ?

DEBT FREE MONEY, IT"S NOT THAT HARD FOLKS....

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Re: SNAP - Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #72 on: July 22, 2013, 07:04:58 pm »
 Debt,is in effect being owned.
 Enslavement, indentured servants, involuntary service,,,give it a name!
 
Gee Whizz-FEMA CAMPS are free,hot / cot /think about it.. They have their ducks line up. How many folks will run of to these joints anticipating safety and shelter.
 
 G.P. middle and poor can feel their comfort zones, lifestyles being effected. If so can you guys imagine what the coming generations will be facing.
 

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Re: SNAP - Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #73 on: July 22, 2013, 10:45:59 pm »
Is it still true that an illegal alien can have a baby her in Texas and the baby be a us citizen and eligible for food stamps?

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Re: SNAP - Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #74 on: July 23, 2013, 10:41:33 am »
Is it still true that an illegal alien can have a baby her in Texas and the baby be a us citizen and eligible for food stamps?


yes ! and the parents will be eligible to become citizens for family reunification with the dream act. However the number of births are relatively small compared to the hundreds of thousands (millions) here collecting benefits with false id's ssn's and ITN's (irs tax numbers)...
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« Reply #75 on: October 13, 2013, 10:01:13 am »
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/10/12/computer-upgrade-blamed-for-nationwide-ebt-system-shutdown-on-saturday/
Computer Glitch Blamed For Nationwide EBT System Shutdown On Saturday

October 12, 2013 6:32 PM

BOSTON (CBS/AP) - People in Ohio, Michigan and 15 other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure.

At about 9 a.m. Saturday, reports from across the country began pouring in that customers’ EBT cards were not working in stores.

At 2 p.m., an EBT customer service representative told CBS Boston that the system was currently down for a computer system upgrade.

Xerox spokeswoman Jennifer Wasmer released further details later in the afternoon in an emailed statement.

“While the electronic benefits system is now up and running, beneficiaries in the 17 affected states continue to experience connectivity issues to access their benefits. Technical staff is addressing the issue and expect the system to be restored soon,”  Wasmer said. “Beneficiaries requiring access to their benefits can work with their local retailers who can activate an emergency voucher system where available. We appreciate our clients’ patience while we work through this outage as quickly as possible.”

Wasmer said the affected states also included Alabama, California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Courtney Rowe said the outage is not related to the government shutdown.
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Like Ohio’s Johnson, Powell said that Oklahoma’s cash debit card system has since been restored, but the EBT cards for the SNAP program were still down. Powell said Oklahoma’s Xerox representative told them that the problems stemmed from a power failure at a data center, and power had been restored quickly.

It just takes a while to reboot these systems,” she said, adding that she did not know where the data center was located.

The federal EBT website was unavailable due to the government shutdown.
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Re: SNAP - Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May----We are in Recovery?
« Reply #76 on: October 13, 2013, 10:07:37 am »
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/10/12/computer-upgrade-blamed-for-nationwide-ebt-system-shutdown-on-saturday/
Computer Glitch Blamed For Nationwide EBT System Shutdown On Saturday

October 12, 2013 6:32 PM

BOSTON (CBS/AP) - People in Ohio, Michigan and 15 other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure.

At about 9 a.m. Saturday, reports from across the country began pouring in that customers’ EBT cards were not working in stores.

At 2 p.m., an EBT customer service representative told CBS Boston that the system was currently down for a computer system upgrade.

Xerox spokeswoman Jennifer Wasmer released further details later in the afternoon in an emailed statement.

“While the electronic benefits system is now up and running, beneficiaries in the 17 affected states continue to experience connectivity issues to access their benefits. Technical staff is addressing the issue and expect the system to be restored soon,”  Wasmer said. “Beneficiaries requiring access to their benefits can work with their local retailers who can activate an emergency voucher system where available. We appreciate our clients’ patience while we work through this outage as quickly as possible.”

Wasmer said the affected states also included Alabama, California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Courtney Rowe said the outage is not related to the government shutdown.
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Like Ohio’s Johnson, Powell said that Oklahoma’s cash debit card system has since been restored, but the EBT cards for the SNAP program were still down. Powell said Oklahoma’s Xerox representative told them that the problems stemmed from a power failure at a data center, and power had been restored quickly.

It just takes a while to reboot these systems,” she said, adding that she did not know where the data center was located.

The federal EBT website was unavailable due to the government shutdown.


  Hard to believe that statement.
I'M A DEPLORABLE KNUCKLEHEAD THAT SUPPORTS PRESIDENT TRUMP.  MAY GOD BLESS HIM AND KEEP HIM SAFE.

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« Reply #77 on: October 22, 2013, 03:45:29 pm »
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/20/330329/americans-on-food-stamp-face-cuts/
Millions of Americans on food stamps face cuts from November

Millions of food stamp recipients in the United States will see their benefits cut from the beginning of next month as the program is fully paid through October.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be cut because a temporary measure to increase food stamps expires Oct. 31.

The country’s weak economy and the high rate of unemployment have caused a growing number of people to rely on the SNAP program. Some 48 million Americans are using food stamps each month, half of them children and teenagers.

According to the US Department of Agriculture, the average benefit is currently about $275 per household per month and a family of four with no changes in circumstance will receive $36 less per month.

The change means that the average benefit will go from about $1.50 per person, per meal each month to about $1.40.
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Last month, the House of Representatives voted to cut food stamps funding by $39 billion over the next decade. The Congressional Budget Office estimated that such a level of cuts would cause up to 3.8 million people to lose food stamp benefits in 2014.

The US Senate had previously voted to cut $4 billion from the program.
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« Reply #78 on: October 22, 2013, 03:50:06 pm »
When they get "HELPED" into the FEMA Camps under the guise of government assistance, then maybe some people will start waking up !!!!

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« Reply #79 on: January 17, 2014, 11:36:26 am »

So BO is creating the new slave worker class economy with guidance from the replicants  ...
the government will supply the part time minimum wage workers with health care and food stamps and welfare  .... but we also need 30 million foreigners to spice up the cannibals' cooking pot  


http://www.amazon.com/Intellectual-History-Cannibalism-Catalin-Avramescu/dp/0691152195

This book is a true banquet

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8927.html


The cannibal has played a surprisingly important role in the history of thought -- perhaps the ultimate symbol of savagery and degradation-- haunting the Western imagination since before the Age of Discovery, when Europeans first encountered genuine cannibals and related horrible stories of shipwrecked travelers eating each other. An Intellectual History of Cannibalism is the first book to systematically examine the role of the cannibal in the arguments of philosophers, from the classical period to modern disputes about such wide-ranging issues as vegetarianism and the right to private property.

Catalin Avramescu shows how the cannibal is, before anything else, a theoretical creature, one whose fate sheds light on the decline of theories of natural law, the emergence of modernity, and contemporary notions about good and evil. This provocative history of ideas traces the cannibal's appearance throughout Western thought, first as a creature springing from the menagerie of natural law, later as a diabolical retort to theological dogmas about the resurrection of the body, and finally to present-day social, ethical, and political debates in which the cannibal is viewed through the lens of anthropology or invoked in the service of moral relativism.
 

from drudge:


http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/16/Number-of-Able-Bodied-Adults-without-Dependents-Receiving-Food-Stamps-Doubles
Number of Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents on Food Stamps Doubles

The number of Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) receiving food stamps zoomed from 1.7 million to 3.9 million between Fiscal Year 2007 and Fiscal Year 2010. In that same period, food stamp recipients in total grew from 26 million to nearly 40 million.

One reason for the catastrophic growth in the number of ABAWDs is Barack Obama’s 2009 stimulus bill, which opened the door for states to waive the work provision required of ABAWDs. That work provision mandated that to continue receiving food stamps, after three months of being unemployed ABAWDs must work or perform some type of work activity 20 hours per week.

Spending on food stamps now totals somewhere around $80 billion, twice what the number was in Fiscal Year 2008. Congress is debating a new farm bill, but it is uncertain whether it will reinstate the work provision required of ABAWDs. Presently, the work waivers foisted on the states by Obama allow ABAWDs to receive food stamps indefinitely--without working or preparing for work. Sans work requirement, there is no guarantee that food stamps are being given to those who truly cannot work.

The proposal offered by the GOP-led House wants a 5% reduction in the cost of food stamps. The Democrat Senate is only willing to cut that cost by 1%.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5