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Foodstamps Soar By Most In 16 Months: Over 1 Million Americans Enter Poverty In Last Two Months, 47.7 Million Participants!

 
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Banks are getting rich off EBT cards. I think 3% of every dollar goes to the banksters.
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you can apply for FS on-line ... if you qualify (based on household income) they will set up a telephone interview, and arrange to send you a card

you can buy any food items - yes, cakes and appetizers, but you can't buy booze or cigs ... Costco takes EBT cards - I am not aware of any limits on items ... but can tell you, from experience, that when your "allowance" is limited to a hundred dollars a month (per person) then you have to shop very carefully ... just try to live on that amount ... and you will see that getting FS - is a last resort to starvation - all you can really afford is mac and cheese and raman noodles - if you plan on eating all month
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25635188



yet there is evidence of food stamps being used for many offside purchases.. Insiders have talked openly about rampant fraud. the bar is being lowered for qualifying (many college students use them).

Foodstamps are:

1) a necessary program for some
2) increasingly a crutch for lazy fucks
3) the equivalent of mass extortion money because without it the US would implode.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16155040


Give the poor a chance, give them some jobs...

Where are the lumber mills and paper mills and coal plants ? Lumber mills went to South America and Paper Mills went the way of the IPAD and KINDLE.. Coal plants went green.

also too, you think youre job is immune?

One robotic system took the place of hundreds of men in manufacturing solar panels

They have a robot now that can milk the cows and thus laid off many people.

Even office jobs and computer tech is getting more powerful and less people will be needed at the office .

Computers and Robots will soon replace you, where you going to work?
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More & more people enslaved in dependency. When this unsustainable mess crashes (and it will crash) the riots & subsequent die off will be greater.

Perhaps that is the grand plan??
 Quoting: Lady Jane Smith


No grand plan, Its simply kindness and compensation for the corporations shipping out millions of factory jobs overseas to escape the union contracts.

If a person has no college degree, where they going to work to earn a living?

And even college degrees are getting out of range for many.. Professor salaries have skyrocketed and tuition has jumped sky high

With no degree, no jobs, where are people going to go?

Add in too, the millions of women entering in the workforce, If women had the faith to stay home, a man working at a malt shop would be earning gold. A mans salary would be worth more.
 Quoting: APOLLYON ELNATHAN


I have no degree.

I own a business.

Neither bill gates nor steve jobs had degrees, apologist.

Teach a man to fish and he'll eat his whole life, teach a man that you are his crutch and he'll lean on you his whole life...then when he's gone - his children will.
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I really love being in line with an EBT person in front of me. They stack too many things and then the cashier has to go through the stuff and tell them; you can not get this, you have too many of these, and then you see that they can not even speak English.

I guess they built that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29540087


Since when have they started limiting what people can buy? My aunt gets food stamps and I have seen her buy 50 of something to a time when its on sale, sorry but thats just pure BS. Secondly if you are referring to illegals getting FS then you also are full of BS because only legal citizens of the US can get food stamps.
 Quoting: pmb1


Wrong numbnuts......

A majority of "illegal Aliens" simply obtain counterfeit documentation and roll the dice to obtain benefits!

They also exploit a little known tax relief benefit that costs American taxpayers millions each year!

Google the info and educate yourself!

It will make you want to vomit!!!!!
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you can apply for FS on-line ... if you qualify (based on household income) they will set up a telephone interview, and arrange to send you a card

you can buy any food items - yes, cakes and appetizers, but you can't buy booze or cigs ... Costco takes EBT cards - I am not aware of any limits on items ... but can tell you, from experience, that when your "allowance" is limited to a hundred dollars a month (per person) then you have to shop very carefully ... just try to live on that amount ... and you will see that getting FS - is a last resort to starvation - all you can really afford is mac and cheese and raman noodles - if you plan on eating all month
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25635188



yet there is evidence of food stamps being used for many offside purchases.. Insiders have talked openly about rampant fraud. the bar is being lowered for qualifying (many college students use them).

Foodstamps are:

1) a necessary program for some
2) increasingly a crutch for lazy fucks
3) the equivalent of mass extortion money because without it the US would implode.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16155040


Give the poor a chance, give them some jobs...

Where are the lumber mills and paper mills and coal plants ? Lumber mills went to South America and Paper Mills went the way of the IPAD and KINDLE.. Coal plants went green.

also too, you think youre job is immune?

One robotic system took the place of hundreds of men in manufacturing solar panels

They have a robot now that can milk the cows and thus laid off many people.

Even office jobs and computer tech is getting more powerful and less people will be needed at the office .

Computers and Robots will soon replace you, where you going to work?
 Quoting: APOLLYON ELNATHAN


you get no argument from me that the US government helped oversee the gutting of its economy, the jobs aren't coming back..

however, the endemic handout setup in the ghettos won't go away. You have some poor who will take a hand up, and many who just take a hand out. obama phones, pay my mortgage, you see more stories in the news of deadbeat fathers with 8, 10, 15 kids with multiple people. I got 8 kids, someone has to pay for them. Sorry, the idea that all poor people want is a chance, is wrong in the USA, because they have the government.

A recent study showed that someone making 69k takes home as much as a single mother of 4 on minimum wages with all the handouts.
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you can apply for FS on-line ... if you qualify (based on household income) they will set up a telephone interview, and arrange to send you a card

you can buy any food items - yes, cakes and appetizers, but you can't buy booze or cigs ... Costco takes EBT cards - I am not aware of any limits on items ... but can tell you, from experience, that when your "allowance" is limited to a hundred dollars a month (per person) then you have to shop very carefully ... just try to live on that amount ... and you will see that getting FS - is a last resort to starvation - all you can really afford is mac and cheese and raman noodles - if you plan on eating all month
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25635188



yet there is evidence of food stamps being used for many offside purchases.. Insiders have talked openly about rampant fraud. the bar is being lowered for qualifying (many college students use them).

Foodstamps are:

1) a necessary program for some
2) increasingly a crutch for lazy fucks
3) the equivalent of mass extortion money because without it the US would implode.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16155040


Give the poor a chance, give them some jobs...

Where are the lumber mills and paper mills and coal plants ? Lumber mills went to South America and Paper Mills went the way of the IPAD and KINDLE.. Coal plants went green.

also too, you think youre job is immune?

One robotic system took the place of hundreds of men in manufacturing solar panels

They have a robot now that can milk the cows and thus laid off many people.

Even office jobs and computer tech is getting more powerful and less people will be needed at the office .

Computers and Robots will soon replace you, where you going to work?
 Quoting: APOLLYON ELNATHAN


you get no argument from me that the US government helped oversee the gutting of its economy, the jobs aren't coming back..

however, the endemic handout setup in the ghettos won't go away. You have some poor who will take a hand up, and many who just take a hand out. obama phones, pay my mortgage, you see more stories in the news of deadbeat fathers with 8, 10, 15 kids with multiple people. I got 8 kids, someone has to pay for them. Sorry, the idea that all poor people want is a chance, is wrong in the USA, because they have the government.

A recent study showed that someone making 69k takes home as much as a single mother of 4 on minimum wages with all the handouts.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16155040


Are you a Canadian? Seems like you think all of poor America is black ghetto. That is not so. Foodstamp use is in all nationalities, theres lots of white people struggling too in the suburbs...lots of home foreclosures. lots of jobs lost or hours cut down for white people too.

That is whats so alarming about our economic crisis. In the laborer class, white males have it rough. Hispanics (illegal and non) have brought down the wages A LOT ! Many construction companies have closed in the past five years. Hispanics can make it thru the rough times cause they often have extended, closer knit families and they have a larger support system .

You wont believe how many single and married non college degree caucasian males are hanging by a string..drifting from job to job as all the companies shut down one by one.
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They may have surged in NJ due to the recent storm. Some people lost everything and are getting SNAP to get by. I believe it is temporary though.
 Quoting: INK3


It's not temporary when the SNAP enrollment hits new record highs month after month and year after year. We now live in an Obama welfare state.
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Banks are getting rich off EBT cards. I think 3% of every dollar goes to the banksters.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6673466


The SNAP program does benefit the banksters-The JPMorgan Chase cartel to be exact as they run this. This has to be why the govt is promoting this so much and why so many are being added to the trough.
I think of foodstamps as a backdoor stimulus plan. In Hawaii its heavily promoted as a way to not only bring food security but also to energize the food delivery system companies. In Hawaii, one could have millions in assets but as long as the income falls into their guidelines it is simple to get this card. A family of four can receive over a $1000 per month for food. Even in Hawaii that's a lot of food power. Being in the federal poverty level income status, school age children still receive free breakfast and lunch.
So if a family on poverty level income receives $1000 month for food then the rest of their income is freed up to make major purchases like appliances and new cars. Once they took away the asset reporting requirement it opened up a whole other sector of the population-the frugal working person.
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very very sad. i wonder if they still think it was a good idea to let the corporates move all the jobs abroad?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16273761


I remember having a heated conversation back in the early 1990s that trade liberalization was going to hurt the United States. I am sure the guy thought I was a stupid reactionary. But all I could see were millions of lost jobs, which is what has happened.

The Democrats were really big into this, too. Very few were against it. Globalization a go go.
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Banks are getting rich off EBT cards. I think 3% of every dollar goes to the banksters.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6673466


The SNAP program does benefit the banksters-The JPMorgan Chase cartel to be exact as they run this. This has to be why the govt is promoting this so much and why so many are being added to the trough.
I think of foodstamps as a backdoor stimulus plan. In Hawaii its heavily promoted as a way to not only bring food security but also to energize the food delivery system companies. In Hawaii, one could have millions in assets but as long as the income falls into their guidelines it is simple to get this card. A family of four can receive over a $1000 per month for food. Even in Hawaii that's a lot of food power. Being in the federal poverty level income status, school age children still receive free breakfast and lunch.
So if a family on poverty level income receives $1000 month for food then the rest of their income is freed up to make major purchases like appliances and new cars. Once they took away the asset reporting requirement it opened up a whole other sector of the population-the frugal working person.
 Quoting: Hokulani


In our state you have to declare your assets.
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I'm wondering...if all those blaspheming the food stamp/welfare system and the rising numbers resorting to it's use... ever took a few steps back to wonder WHY? Surely, not all of these people are lazy, incompetent screw balls? Could the system possibly be broken beyond repair and we are witnessing it's implosion? Shit has the tendency to roll downhill...
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I'm wondering...if all those blaspheming the food stamp/welfare system and the rising numbers resorting to it's use... ever took a few steps back to wonder WHY? Surely, not all of these people are lazy, incompetent screw balls? Could the system possibly be broken beyond repair and we are witnessing it's implosion? Shit has the tendency to roll downhill...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1324238


Yeah, bitter people attack the poor all the time. When it should be corporate practices they eyeball instead...

When hundreds of thousands of factory jobs shut down and closed thru the past few decades, where are those people going to work?

It doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out that jobs will be more hard to come by.
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My kindergartener brought home some sort of food catalog from school last week. It offers prime rib, filet mignon, buffalo steaks, stuffed pork roasts with pine nuts, truffle oil infused potatoes, organic vegetable dishes, high end desserts etc. It also has shrimp cocktail platters, gourmet cheeses, wine lists etc.

I was reading through it and noticed that the company apparently works with both private and public schools. The ordering page has "WE ACCEPT EBT/food stamps".

I thought that when you were on foodstamps you weren't allowed to buy certain items. Apparently you can buy whatever you damn well please, right down to hors d'oeuvres and wine for your holiday parties.
 Quoting: JennOfArc


You cannot buy alcohol or prepared food, anything else. To think that someone would buy lobster tails, etc. with their EBT card is sickening....I know that some do.

I do not, I am very careful with what I buy.
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Corey Booker is getting hungry. The Newark, N.J. mayor is now on day three of his self-imposed food stamp challenge.

[link to www.huffingtonpost.com]


Poor thing... After the week is over he can go back to filet mignon. He should have his salary cut and have to live like this all the time.
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Corey Booker is getting hungry. The Newark, N.J. mayor is now on day three of his self-imposed food stamp challenge.

[link to www.huffingtonpost.com]


Poor thing... After the week is over he can go back to filet mignon. He should have his salary cut and have to live like this all the time.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29556291


This guy is eating the same diet as me.
I bet his next agenda item will be to say that we need to give them even more free shit.
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I'm finding it harder and harder to afford the inflated food prices.
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$30 a bag average.
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Sweet! That's what people voted for.

Have no fear... Obama will take care of them.

Now, I have to get back to work.
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yet there is evidence of food stamps being used for many offside purchases.. Insiders have talked openly about rampant fraud. the bar is being lowered for qualifying (many college students use them).

Foodstamps are:

1) a necessary program for some
2) increasingly a crutch for lazy fucks
3) the equivalent of mass extortion money because without it the US would implode.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16155040


Give the poor a chance, give them some jobs...

Where are the lumber mills and paper mills and coal plants ? Lumber mills went to South America and Paper Mills went the way of the IPAD and KINDLE.. Coal plants went green.

also too, you think youre job is immune?

One robotic system took the place of hundreds of men in manufacturing solar panels

They have a robot now that can milk the cows and thus laid off many people.

Even office jobs and computer tech is getting more powerful and less people will be needed at the office .

Computers and Robots will soon replace you, where you going to work?
 Quoting: APOLLYON ELNATHAN


you get no argument from me that the US government helped oversee the gutting of its economy, the jobs aren't coming back..

however, the endemic handout setup in the ghettos won't go away. You have some poor who will take a hand up, and many who just take a hand out. obama phones, pay my mortgage, you see more stories in the news of deadbeat fathers with 8, 10, 15 kids with multiple people. I got 8 kids, someone has to pay for them. Sorry, the idea that all poor people want is a chance, is wrong in the USA, because they have the government.

A recent study showed that someone making 69k takes home as much as a single mother of 4 on minimum wages with all the handouts.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16155040


Are you a Canadian? Seems like you think all of poor America is black ghetto. That is not so. Foodstamp use is in all nationalities, theres lots of white people struggling too in the suburbs...lots of home foreclosures. lots of jobs lost or hours cut down for white people too.

That is whats so alarming about our economic crisis. In the laborer class, white males have it rough. Hispanics (illegal and non) have brought down the wages A LOT ! Many construction companies have closed in the past five years. Hispanics can make it thru the rough times cause they often have extended, closer knit families and they have a larger support system .

You wont believe how many single and married non college degree caucasian males are hanging by a string..drifting from job to job as all the companies shut down one by one.
 Quoting: APOLLYON ELNATHAN


as I originally said, foodstamps are a hand up for some and a hand out for others. not everything is the ghetto, I know that I ahev worked extensively in the US. The trend is your friend though, and the trend is, handouts, foodstamps, section 8, disability are exploding with NO signs of letting up. Meanwhile government "Investment" in jobs and green energy is in the billions and all wasted.

Corporate and low end welfare on the rise, permanently, end of story.

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