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The USDA claims that eligible people who do not participate [in Food Stamps] are actually harming their communities by preventing additional funds from entering their respective economies.

“[Food Stamps] is an investment in our future. It offers nutrition benefits to participating clients, supports work, and provides economic benefits to communities,” USDA explains on one of its outreach pages. “However, too many low-income people who are eligible for the program do not participate and thus forgo nutrition assistance that could stretch their food dollars at the grocery store. Their communities lose out on the benefits provided by new [Food Stamp] dollars flowing into local economies.”

The USDA also claims increasing food stamp participation is an economic stimulus.

“If the national participation rate rose 5 percentage points, 1.9 million more low-income people would have an additional $1.3 billion in benefits per year to use to purchase healthy food and $2.5 billion total in new economic activity would be generated nationwide."

[link to dailycaller.com]

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Makes perfect sense to me grinning
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The USDA claims that eligible people who do not participate [in Food Stamps] are actually harming their communities by preventing additional funds from entering their respective economies.

“[Food Stamps] is an investment in our future. It offers nutrition benefits to participating clients, supports work, and provides economic benefits to communities,” USDA explains on one of its outreach pages. “However, too many low-income people who are eligible for the program do not participate and thus forgo nutrition assistance that could stretch their food dollars at the grocery store. Their communities lose out on the benefits provided by new [Food Stamp] dollars flowing into local economies.”

The USDA also claims increasing food stamp participation is an economic stimulus.

“If the national participation rate rose 5 percentage points, 1.9 million more low-income people would have an additional $1.3 billion in benefits per year to use to purchase healthy food and $2.5 billion total in new economic activity would be generated nationwide."

[link to dailycaller.com]
 Quoting: Nyte


And flowing right out of the taxpayers' pockets!

This is unreal. I have never before seen the govt soliciting people to drain the economy even more like this.
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The USDA claims that eligible people who do not participate [in Food Stamps] are actually harming their communities by preventing additional funds from entering their respective economies.

“[Food Stamps] is an investment in our future. It offers nutrition benefits to participating clients, supports work, and provides economic benefits to communities,” USDA explains on one of its outreach pages. “However, too many low-income people who are eligible for the program do not participate and thus forgo nutrition assistance that could stretch their food dollars at the grocery store. Their communities lose out on the benefits provided by new [Food Stamp] dollars flowing into local economies.”

The USDA also claims increasing food stamp participation is an economic stimulus.

“If the national participation rate rose 5 percentage points, 1.9 million more low-income people would have an additional $1.3 billion in benefits per year to use to purchase healthy food and $2.5 billion total in new economic activity would be generated nationwide."

[link to dailycaller.com]
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And flowing right out of the taxpayers' pockets!

This is unreal. I have never before seen the govt soliciting people to drain the economy even more like this.
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You have a huge misconception about money. It is created out of thin air and is worthless. It is but paper and ink and nothing more. It is created to wage war, enslave people and ruin countries. If it feeds someone in the process, it may be the only good it does.
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The USDA claims that eligible people who do not participate [in Food Stamps] are actually harming their communities by preventing additional funds from entering their respective economies.

“[Food Stamps] is an investment in our future. It offers nutrition benefits to participating clients, supports work, and provides economic benefits to communities,” USDA explains on one of its outreach pages. “However, too many low-income people who are eligible for the program do not participate and thus forgo nutrition assistance that could stretch their food dollars at the grocery store. Their communities lose out on the benefits provided by new [Food Stamp] dollars flowing into local economies.”

The USDA also claims increasing food stamp participation is an economic stimulus.

“If the national participation rate rose 5 percentage points, 1.9 million more low-income people would have an additional $1.3 billion in benefits per year to use to purchase healthy food and $2.5 billion total in new economic activity would be generated nationwide."

[link to dailycaller.com]
 Quoting: Nyte


And flowing right out of the taxpayers' pockets!

This is unreal. I have never before seen the govt soliciting people to drain the economy even more like this.
 Quoting: Bluebird


You have a huge misconception about money. It is created out of thin air and is worthless. It is but paper and ink and nothing more. It is created to wage war, enslave people and ruin countries. If it feeds someone in the process, it may be the only good it does.
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It's also created/printed to give to Corporations with CEO's that ran the businesses into the ground, Banks, and People that don't want to work and pay taxes.

Oh and Illegal immigrants.

If you are white/male/21 you are fucked and must work hard so they can take money you earn and give it to everybody else.

And make you buy insurance and pay a tax to pay for other people healthcare at the same time.
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This goes along with Obama's complete destruction of society by making everyone dependent on the government.

He has taken over GM..now called Government motors by most..he has his hand in the banks, and the stock market. He will take over the Health Care Industry..and so forth and so on.

When we are dependent on someone they can tell us what to do.

I guess that's why I have never liked depending on anyone but myself..when someone loans you money, gives you goodies, ect. they own you.
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The USDA claims that eligible people who do not participate [in Food Stamps] are actually harming their communities by preventing additional funds from entering their respective economies.

“[Food Stamps] is an investment in our future. It offers nutrition benefits to participating clients, supports work, and provides economic benefits to communities,” USDA explains on one of its outreach pages. “However, too many low-income people who are eligible for the program do not participate and thus forgo nutrition assistance that could stretch their food dollars at the grocery store. Their communities lose out on the benefits provided by new [Food Stamp] dollars flowing into local economies.”

The USDA also claims increasing food stamp participation is an economic stimulus.

“If the national participation rate rose 5 percentage points, 1.9 million more low-income people would have an additional $1.3 billion in benefits per year to use to purchase healthy food and $2.5 billion total in new economic activity would be generated nationwide."

[link to dailycaller.com]
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Next, those people will be found to be in violation of the Commerce Clause by not doing anything.
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Makes perfect sense to me grinning
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The money is first taken out of the community by all the taxes, payroll taxes, etc.

Food stamp money flowing back in really does stimulate the economy.

Many people who are on food stamps would otherwise have zero money to pay for anything other than rent, bills and food.

It isn't just the grocery stores who benefit (and everyone who draws a paycheck in the grocery industry).

It's all the other services and shops who can have customers because they actually might have enough money to buy clothes, shoes, a bus card and get a haircut.

I have two jobs and am still eligible for the full food stamp award.

I have worked and paid taxes my whole life and it's not my fault everything is so screwed up and the cost of living has tripled while wages stayed the same.
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Don't know what "communities" they are referring to, but the woman who raised me after my parents passed, she is a school bus driver and makes 26k a year with an unemployed husband and 3 teenage boys and she was denied for food stamps because she "made too much"
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Food Stamps were never meant for people-they were meant to subsidize the grocery store chains agribusiness and the giant food processing companies; it is a mere necessary nuisance that they have to flow thru people first, instead of mailing subsidy checks strait to the companies named above
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should read "....never meant to help the poor people....."
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The USDA claims that eligible people who do not participate [in Food Stamps] are actually harming their communities by preventing additional funds from entering their respective economies.

“[Food Stamps] is an investment in our future. It offers nutrition benefits to participating clients, supports work, and provides economic benefits to communities,” USDA explains on one of its outreach pages. “However, too many low-income people who are eligible for the program do not participate and thus forgo nutrition assistance that could stretch their food dollars at the grocery store. Their communities lose out on the benefits provided by new [Food Stamp] dollars flowing into local economies.”

The USDA also claims increasing food stamp participation is an economic stimulus.

“If the national participation rate rose 5 percentage points, 1.9 million more low-income people would have an additional $1.3 billion in benefits per year to use to purchase healthy food and $2.5 billion total in new economic activity would be generated nationwide."

[link to dailycaller.com]
 Quoting: Nyte


And flowing right out of the taxpayers' pockets!

This is unreal. I have never before seen the govt soliciting people to drain the economy even more like this.
 Quoting: Bluebird


You have a huge misconception about money. It is created out of thin air and is worthless. It is but paper and ink and nothing more. It is created to wage war, enslave people and ruin countries. If it feeds someone in the process, it may be the only good it does.
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Do you live naked in a cave, drink out of a nearby stream, and catch tadpoles to eat?

Prolly not. I'm guessing your mom brings in groceries for you and cooks you a nice breakfast, and makes you a PBJ sandwich with Campbell's soup for lunch. There is always toilet paper on the roll for you and hot water in the shower.

There is no other explanation for your gobsmacking cluelessness.
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The USDA claims that eligible people who do not participate [in Food Stamps] are actually harming their communities by preventing additional funds from entering their respective economies.

“[Food Stamps] is an investment in our future. It offers nutrition benefits to participating clients, supports work, and provides economic benefits to communities,” USDA explains on one of its outreach pages. “However, too many low-income people who are eligible for the program do not participate and thus forgo nutrition assistance that could stretch their food dollars at the grocery store. Their communities lose out on the benefits provided by new [Food Stamp] dollars flowing into local economies.”

The USDA also claims increasing food stamp participation is an economic stimulus.

“If the national participation rate rose 5 percentage points, 1.9 million more low-income people would have an additional $1.3 billion in benefits per year to use to purchase healthy food and $2.5 billion total in new economic activity would be generated nationwide."

[link to dailycaller.com]
 Quoting: Nyte


And flowing right out of the taxpayers' pockets!

This is unreal. I have never before seen the govt soliciting people to drain the economy even more like this.
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About a year ago there were ads on radio, in NJ, urging people to check their eligibility. The pitch went something like this: Even if you have a job,a car and own your own home, you may be eligible for food stamps. Then they gave a website address where you could check to see if you qualified!
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You should read these summaries of the food stamp progam's "2011 Hunger Champions" - agencies that have gone above and beyond to increase participation in food stamps:

[link to www.fns.usda.gov]

Offering sign-up kiosks in schools, hospitals, while waiting for tax returns...

The "Gold" champion managed to overcoming "self-reliant" people by convincing them to use food stamps for seeds!

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The USDA claims that eligible people who do not participate [in Food Stamps] are actually harming their communities by preventing additional funds from entering their respective economies.

“[Food Stamps] is an investment in our future. It offers nutrition benefits to participating clients, supports work, and provides economic benefits to communities,” USDA explains on one of its outreach pages. “However, too many low-income people who are eligible for the program do not participate and thus forgo nutrition assistance that could stretch their food dollars at the grocery store. Their communities lose out on the benefits provided by new [Food Stamp] dollars flowing into local economies.”

The USDA also claims increasing food stamp participation is an economic stimulus.

“If the national participation rate rose 5 percentage points, 1.9 million more low-income people would have an additional $1.3 billion in benefits per year to use to purchase healthy food and $2.5 billion total in new economic activity would be generated nationwide."

[link to dailycaller.com]
 Quoting: Nyte


And flowing right out of the taxpayers' pockets!

This is unreal. I have never before seen the govt soliciting people to drain the economy even more like this.
 Quoting: Bluebird




how else are they going to facilitate the absolute and utter bankruptcy they are orchestrating for the U.S. of A?

pushing it thru with both hands
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I believe I read that if you live in LA and make under 47,000 per year you can get food stamps. Some employers there reduced salaries to be able to pay for employee health benefits ANTICIPATING OBAMACARE.
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The USDA claims that eligible people who do not participate [in Food Stamps] are actually harming their communities by preventing additional funds from entering their respective economies.

“[Food Stamps] is an investment in our future. It offers nutrition benefits to participating clients, supports work, and provides economic benefits to communities,” USDA explains on one of its outreach pages. “However, too many low-income people who are eligible for the program do not participate and thus forgo nutrition assistance that could stretch their food dollars at the grocery store. Their communities lose out on the benefits provided by new [Food Stamp] dollars flowing into local economies.”

The USDA also claims increasing food stamp participation is an economic stimulus.

“If the national participation rate rose 5 percentage points, 1.9 million more low-income people would have an additional $1.3 billion in benefits per year to use to purchase healthy food and $2.5 billion total in new economic activity would be generated nationwide."

[link to dailycaller.com]
 Quoting: Nyte


And flowing right out of the taxpayers' pockets!

This is unreal. I have never before seen the govt soliciting people to drain the economy even more like this.
 Quoting: Bluebird


You have a huge misconception about money. It is created out of thin air and is worthless. It is but paper and ink and nothing more. It is created to wage war, enslave people and ruin countries. If it feeds someone in the process, it may be the only good it does.
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If only that were true. If it was, then we could print our own money, saving the government the cost of printing it, and save ourselves the ruination caused by the government taxing us to death to pay for the food stamps.
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Makes perfect sense to me grinning
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In the UK we are being told to participate in "Cameron's Big Society"

We are being geared up for the scenario of when the SHTF, when we are expected to carry on doing our jobs for basic food rations.
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The USDA claims that eligible people who do not participate [in Food Stamps] are actually harming their communities by preventing additional funds from entering their respective economies.

“[Food Stamps] is an investment in our future. It offers nutrition benefits to participating clients, supports work, and provides economic benefits to communities,” USDA explains on one of its outreach pages. “However, too many low-income people who are eligible for the program do not participate and thus forgo nutrition assistance that could stretch their food dollars at the grocery store. Their communities lose out on the benefits provided by new [Food Stamp] dollars flowing into local economies.”

The USDA also claims increasing food stamp participation is an economic stimulus.

“If the national participation rate rose 5 percentage points, 1.9 million more low-income people would have an additional $1.3 billion in benefits per year to use to purchase healthy food and $2.5 billion total in new economic activity would be generated nationwide."

[link to dailycaller.com]
 Quoting: Nyte


And flowing right out of the taxpayers' pockets!

This is unreal. I have never before seen the govt soliciting people to drain the economy even more like this.
 Quoting: Bluebird


You have a huge misconception about money. It is created out of thin air and is worthless. It is but paper and ink and nothing more. It is created to wage war, enslave people and ruin countries. If it feeds someone in the process, it may be the only good it does.
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THAT! ^^^^


When we are dependent on someone they can tell us what to do.

I guess that's why I have never liked depending on anyone but myself..when someone loans you money, gives you goodies, ect. they own you.
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i WAS on welfare and that bold statement is so true....

if they can get everyone on welfare, they will literally have almost COMPLETE control of almost everyone. very few would fight back at that point since their livelihoods depend on it....
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This goes along with Obama's complete destruction of society by making everyone dependent on the government.

He has taken over GM..now called Government motors by most..he has his hand in the banks, and the stock market. He will take over the Health Care Industry..and so forth and so on.

When we are dependent on someone they can tell us what to do.

I guess that's why I have never liked depending on anyone but myself..when someone loans you money, gives you goodies, ect. they own you.
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you are full of SHIT.
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"Food Stamps is an investment in our future"


really? what an odd comment to make, as I've never looked at public assistance as being an investment for anything.

We are not on public assistance of any kind, and never have been, although I know many families that are. Mostly due to the economic collapse in recent years. I cannot make any broad statements to everyone in the country collecting food stamps right now, but I will comment on the families that I know personally, and how this has affected them:

-Most of these families have never qualified in the past for public assistance and would much rather EARN their money from working. Not relying on anyone (incl the govt) to feed and take care of their families.

-Most of these people I refer to have lost a LOT of their dignity and they feel ashamed to use the food stamp card in the grocery store. Many have made comments to me, that they are horrified to run into friends/former collegues during the check-out process (embarrassed) and now have resorted to doing their shopping during 'off peak' hours

-Many of these same people are now in a chronic depressed state. Some are self-medicating (drugs/alcohol) some are on prescription drugs (seratonin replacements) which are apparantly being handed out just like Smarties & Tootsie Rolls are during Halloween

-Many of these people are so withdrawn & depressed that they make casual statements to me such as:

"I really don't care what happens at this point"
"I wish a hole would open up so I could jump in it"
"This shit aint getting better....and it never will"

-Most of these families are middle-class families, just like most of you that are reading this, and this is a trend that will continue unless something is done to stop it. These people are my friends, my family, & my neighbors that USED to have goals, vacation funds, and hobbies. While none of them are rich people, they budgeted their money, preferring to pay cash v/s using credit cars & long term loans...especially on 'non-emergency' type items. If they didn't have the funds to pay cash for something, then they waited to buy <whatever> until they did.

I am in NO WAY saying that the food stamp program is bad, because it's not. However, seeing first hand how demoralizing it can be, I definitely would NOT label it as 'an investment in our future'....I would also raise an eyebrow to those people and agencies that make it seem like a 'good thing'.

They know whats up, and they know EXACTLY what they're doing. This is just another goal of theirs on the list of:

'How to Destroy a Nation'

Don't be fooled people...it's a trap. And anyone that says differently is NOT looking out for YOUR best interest. Trust me on that one.

Just my two cents tho.....hf
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Increasingly people living off the grid creating their own power and growing their own food has been raided their gardens destroyed and ordered to go back on the grid.

On the other side of the coin, the government is attempting any and all deception to make more Americans dependant upon the government for their existence and complicity.

Rep. Allen West: Obama Wants Americans To "Be His Slave"

"He does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning, and having that title of American. He'd rather you be his slave," Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said Sunday at a campaign event in his district. (source: WPTV-TV, West Palm Beach)

[link to www.realclearpolitics.com]

USDA suggests food stamp parties, games to increase participation
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The USDA claims that eligible people who do not participate [in Food Stamps] are actually harming their communities by preventing additional funds from entering their respective economies.

“[Food Stamps] is an investment in our future. It offers nutrition benefits to participating clients, supports work, and provides economic benefits to communities,” USDA explains on one of its outreach pages. “However, too many low-income people who are eligible for the program do not participate and thus forgo nutrition assistance that could stretch their food dollars at the grocery store. Their communities lose out on the benefits provided by new [Food Stamp] dollars flowing into local economies.”

The USDA also claims increasing food stamp participation is an economic stimulus.

“If the national participation rate rose 5 percentage points, 1.9 million more low-income people would have an additional $1.3 billion in benefits per year to use to purchase healthy food and $2.5 billion total in new economic activity would be generated nationwide."

[link to dailycaller.com]
 Quoting: Nyte


And flowing right out of the taxpayers' pockets!

This is unreal. I have never before seen the govt soliciting people to drain the economy even more like this.
 Quoting: Bluebird


The goobermint suffers from codependcy and want's us to also. LOL

“Codependency, by definition, means making the relationship more important to you than you are to yourself,” she tells WebMD. “It’s kind of a weird phrase, and it doesn’t sound like it means a one-sided relationship. But that’s what it is. It means you’re trying to make the relationship work with someone else who’s not,” Tessina says."

[link to www.webmd.com]
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The USDA claims that eligible people who do not participate [in Food Stamps] are actually harming their communities by preventing additional funds from entering their respective economies.

“[Food Stamps] is an investment in our future. It offers nutrition benefits to participating clients, supports work, and provides economic benefits to communities,” USDA explains on one of its outreach pages. “However, too many low-income people who are eligible for the program do not participate and thus forgo nutrition assistance that could stretch their food dollars at the grocery store. Their communities lose out on the benefits provided by new [Food Stamp] dollars flowing into local economies.”

The USDA also claims increasing food stamp participation is an economic stimulus.

“If the national participation rate rose 5 percentage points, 1.9 million more low-income people would have an additional $1.3 billion in benefits per year to use to purchase healthy food and $2.5 billion total in new economic activity would be generated nationwide."

[link to dailycaller.com]
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Dependency, the final step before bondage.
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Buy some non hybrid seed.

Plant some stuff to grown wild here there and yonder.
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Makes perfect sense to me grinning
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"Food Stamps is an investment in our future"


really? what an odd comment to make, as I've never looked at public assistance as being an investment for anything.

We are not on public assistance of any kind, and never have been, although I know many families that are. Mostly due to the economic collapse in recent years. I cannot make any broad statements to everyone in the country collecting food stamps right now, but I will comment on the families that I know personally, and how this has affected them:

-Most of these families have never qualified in the past for public assistance and would much rather EARN their money from working. Not relying on anyone (incl the govt) to feed and take care of their families.

-Most of these people I refer to have lost a LOT of their dignity and they feel ashamed to use the food stamp card in the grocery store. Many have made comments to me, that they are horrified to run into friends/former collegues during the check-out process (embarrassed) and now have resorted to doing their shopping during 'off peak' hours

-Many of these same people are now in a chronic depressed state. Some are self-medicating (drugs/alcohol) some are on prescription drugs (seratonin replacements) which are apparantly being handed out just like Smarties & Tootsie Rolls are during Halloween

-Many of these people are so withdrawn & depressed that they make casual statements to me such as:

"I really don't care what happens at this point"
"I wish a hole would open up so I could jump in it"
"This shit aint getting better....and it never will"

-Most of these families are middle-class families, just like most of you that are reading this, and this is a trend that will continue unless something is done to stop it. These people are my friends, my family, & my neighbors that USED to have goals, vacation funds, and hobbies. While none of them are rich people, they budgeted their money, preferring to pay cash v/s using credit cars & long term loans...especially on 'non-emergency' type items. If they didn't have the funds to pay cash for something, then they waited to buy <whatever> until they did.

I am in NO WAY saying that the food stamp program is bad, because it's not. However, seeing first hand how demoralizing it can be, I definitely would NOT label it as 'an investment in our future'....I would also raise an eyebrow to those people and agencies that make it seem like a 'good thing'.

They know whats up, and they know EXACTLY what they're doing. This is just another goal of theirs on the list of:

'How to Destroy a Nation'

Don't be fooled people...it's a trap. And anyone that says differently is NOT looking out for YOUR best interest. Trust me on that one.

Just my two cents tho.....hf
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This comports with what I see also. And when our healthcare is added in, it is only going to be even worse and just about total ownership by the government.

Depressing to even think about the increase in taxes that's going to cause the poor and very poor.

Then the screws will start to be tightened...
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related thread i was just looking at. WTF?
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Re: Not on Food Stamps? USDA says you're harming your community...
Not entirely goofy... I have a Chinese neighbor in her early 70s who used to be fabulously wealthy and is now a bit demented and living on a small disability check. She refuses to take food stamps as a point of pride and lives mainly by cadging meals off wealthier friends (like me) and eating cloves of garlic washed down by tea. She weighs about 85 lb (at 5'7") and doesn't look real great at all. I told her I wouldn't help her any more until she got a food stamp card because I just can't watch her starve herself any more.

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