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June Foodstamp Recipients Hit All Time High As Three Times As Many Americans Enter Poverty As Find Jobs

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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.

Persons on Foodstamps

Households on foodstamps

Source: SNAP

 

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Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:34 | 2759947 nmewn
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Forward.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:37 | 2759954 GetZeeGold
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Why not? It's totally free!

 

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:42 | 2759969 Dr. Richard Head
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Perhaps this was the detail that Biden was going to get into on how we are all better off in America.  If it just wasn't so gosh darn hot.

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/09/03/Biden-If-It-Werent-So-Hot

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:15 | 2760075 whstlblwr
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Who cares of poverty in America, we have Bernanke. Bernanke will you tell us the price target for Apple or is the information only for your buddies? Unintended consequence of your printing is high gas costs, demand is down, but costs are going up. But you don't care right, your driver can afford it. What is your new propaganda for this?

Doesn't matter we know where it comes from.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:29 | 2760079 redpill
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Jugs of Tide and food stamps, the official currency of a hopeful and changed America.

 

Sí, aceptamos tarjetas de EBT!
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 11:04 | 2760336 Freddie
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Hope & Change. 

At this point I want the old puppet Bush back.  Even puppet Carter would be an improvement.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 11:09 | 2760363 Midas
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Hillary must spend over 8 hours a day trying to figure out how she lost to this empty suit....

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:57 | 2760016 Pool Shark
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Oh, Snap!

 

 

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 13:52 | 2761112 Crabshacker
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Oh, Snap!.....card. fixed..

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:23 | 2760116 toady
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They really push the snap cards once you're paat the 99 weeks. I kept in touch with a bunch of the guys that were laid off from where we used to work, and the first thing they say if you call on week 100 is 'do you want us to forward your file to welfare'?

Most said no, and were all indignant n' stuff, but I imagine some are getting desperate.

I even heard welfare workers were showing up at the houses of the guys with kids 'checking on their well-being' , because the wasn't on welfare.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:46 | 2759977 Cognitive Dissonance
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The chart shows there is plenty of room to grow. In fact, it's just getting its second wind.

Long food stamps.

>Got Gold?<

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:54 | 2760006 nmewn
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Home of the brave, land of free-shit. You know, a "decent" fascist central planner could look at stats such as this (along with unemployment) and discover a lot of under utilized labor for the states own purposes.

Oh boy, here it comes ;-)

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:59 | 2760029 Pool Shark
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"Have some bread to go with your circuses..."

 

 

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:12 | 2760060 nmewn
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And eat your peas!!!

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:16 | 2760078 GetZeeGold
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When you finish we'll give you your very own Nobel Peas Prize!

 

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:23 | 2760115 nmewn
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On the come too...lol...we know you're good for it!!!

Whoopsie ;-)

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:31 | 2760152 MassDecep
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We will also remind you of your daily shot of fluoride, in case you forget.

If you remember, a double shot for you!!!

 

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:39 | 2760195 nmewn
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Yeah, I used to have city water till I moved. I have a 90' well now...two wells in fact...spring water, good stuff.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 13:24 | 2760970 MassDecep
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The sheeple have no idea what they ingest in their drinking water. Mine's 90' also. Goes through radiation and charcoal filter prior to down the hatch.

 

Maybe that's what's wrong with me..or could be all the Bible reading and Ammo, Food hoarding I'm involved in.

 

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:23 | 2760113 LawsofPhysics
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nmewn,

How's that "trickle down" approach working for everyone?  Tired of being urinated on yet?  The fascists keep telling the unwashed masses it is simply "raining".

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:30 | 2760143 nmewn
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The only thing I see trickling down is peoples hope for a decent future.

You really sittin around thinking letting the government take more of what people earn is any sort of an answer?...I mean really, they're doing such a stellar job of spending what they don't have now right?...give them more?

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:48 | 2759989 LMAOLORI
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 11:36 | 2760512 linrom
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The number of participants increased by 10 million under Bush from 200101 to 200901. Under Obama that number doubled to about 20 million. The SNAP participation rate has been increasing since 2000.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 12:02 | 2760632 FoodStampPrez
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Yes, yes I am.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:52 | 2760001 NumNutt
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Forward!, just like Thelma & Louis, right off the cliff.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:58 | 2760020 GetZeeGold
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:43 | 2760208 vast-dom
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FAST ON!

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 14:18 | 2761227 Colonel Klink
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Since we're all now in 1984 where up is down, apparently forward is REVERSE!

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:34 | 2759948 Everybodys All ...
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Foodstamps and more than likely registering to vote democratic. Forward.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:45 | 2759972 Abraxas
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Yeah right! And the Republicans are like sooo much better. They care about the people an stuff. War can employ much more people than any social program on the planet. Don't vote! It's a trap.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:55 | 2760010 ElvisDog
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The Dems are just as much a war party as the Repubs these days, and the Repubs love government spending as much as the Dems. Look beyond your red team/blue team ideology and embrace reality.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:01 | 2760035 Abraxas
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I agree ElvisDog! +1

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:20 | 2760102 pods
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The system requires debt to increase.  Since the private sector is dead, that leaves government.

Matters not which puppet is on the stage, the debt will increase.

pods

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:25 | 2760124 LawsofPhysics
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Yes, until the supply lines finally break.  From where I sit, I see many contracts to deliver on several commodities about to be defaulted on.  When the food and fuel stops showing up, then shit gets real.  Same as it ever was.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:37 | 2760175 pods
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I have noticed that inventories are incredibly low for things that will cause many problems. 

Fuel mainly.  If you watch, the deliveries are (mostly) JIT. Have seen many stations run out of regular.  Cannot afford to keep a large inventory.

Scary.

pods

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:50 | 2760241 roadhazard
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I believe both red and blue need a fair and equal share of ass kicking since they are the cause. I spend more time kicking the red ass because they are. The blue team will at least give you a reach around every once in a while as they lay it to you, red team gives you a dirty Sanchez and tells you you like it.

When the red and the blue can only come together to agree that personal freedom needs to be protected by taking it away that is when you are sure beyond any doubt you are being DP'd.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 11:16 | 2760398 giovanni_f
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+1. Now convince the ~ 300.000.000 remaining voter-suckers

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:35 | 2759949 fuu
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The checks are in the mail and everything is fine.

Greenshoots for everyone!

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:34 | 2759950 BurningFuld
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Change you can believe in!

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:37 | 2759955 GetZeeGold
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If you get tired of that.....you can borrow some of my hope.

 

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:43 | 2760212 Blasé Faire
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No need for you to share yours.  We can just get some more, freshly from the soruce.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:38 | 2759956 Racer
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Don't you just love it when the FED's plans comes together perfectlly!

/sarc

 

Edit: on second thoughts, perhaps it really is their plans to impoverish and starve the people into submission

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:57 | 2760017 pirea
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Impoverish and starve people into revolutions.

 

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:01 | 2760034 magpie
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The USA can't be Egypt...because it already has its MB President.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:38 | 2759958 youngman
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This will be highlited at the Democratic convention for sure....for sure....the people have figured out how the play the game....and they are...they are learning the Disability deal is a better one...good for life...

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:04 | 2760041 LMAOLORI
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More important things to worry about at the convention

Michelle Obama’s day and perks reserved for the big donors

http://www.suntimes.com/14918289-761/sweet-michelle-obamas-day-and-perks-reserved-for-the-big-donors.html

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 11:12 | 2760382 Bob
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 13:54 | 2761124 LMAOLORI
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Your guide to sleazy Democratic Party-backed banks

snip

"Bank of Democratic America, which raked in $45 billion in Obama-supported TARP bailout funds and billions more in secret emergency federal loans, footed the $50 million restitution payment bill for Mozilo and another Countrywide official. In 2008, BofA’s political action committee gave its biggest contributions to Obama, totaling $421,000. And as I noted in January, Bank of America supplied the Democrats with a $15 million revolving line of credit, along with an additional $17 million loan during the 2010 midterms.

Embarrassed by the party’s ties to shady Bank of America, progressives are now trying to rebrand the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., where Obama will give his nomination acceptance address. They’re referring to it as “Panthers Stadium” instead."

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:38 | 2759960 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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Bullish!

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:39 | 2759962 Vincent Vega
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'Merika fuck yea!

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:41 | 2759964 Metalredneck
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Line up for your Soylent Green coupons...

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:12 | 2759965 Abraxas
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You can thank Mr Milton Friedman and his Chicago School Boyz for a rapid increase in poverty. When you get rid of the fluff that's all what they propose, a transfer of wealth from masses into the pockets of the few.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:43 | 2759970 Conrad Murray
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Americans, get up get up GET UP! They're handing out free money all over this bitch. It's gonna fuck everything up either soon or real soon, and for a long time, but what's that matter?

The banksters get trillions to blow coke off solid gold bubblegum dispensers full of blue Defqons and you miserable bums are settling for the crumbs of this insane orgy?

Get up there on that hill with das kapital over by the black shack and demand M0Ar NA0!! Tell em, GIBS ME DAT! GIBS ME DAT!

Ride this motherfucking gravy train til the wheels fall off!

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:44 | 2759974 bankonthebust
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In other news, Netflix is falling off a cliff.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:17 | 2760088 pods
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That was just Robo selling his share.

pods

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:45 | 2759975 Zymurguy
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Wasn't there a new article above this one just moments ago? Inflation timeline chart?

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:45 | 2759980 silver surfer
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ohhh SNAP !

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:47 | 2759986 Dapper Dan
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I find this odd,  few media outlets are calling the stadium by it's proper name.

US President Obama's campaign manager says Thursday's convention session will be held in Bank of America stadium 'rain or shine' barring safety issues - @NBCNews

I bet we will not see any camera shots of the BAC sign during the convention.

The following from:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/09/03/Chuck-Todd-Bank-of-America

One of the funniest and most revealing things coming out of the upcoming Democratic convention is how Democrats will NewSpeak the name of the very place the convention is being held. Because their entire case for reelection is class warfare, the Democrats have decided not to call Charlotte, North Carolina's Bank of America Stadium Bank of America Stadium.

Democrats changing the language, facts, and calling something it's not is a time-honored tradition. Tax increases = investment; tax cuts = government spending; illegal aliens = undocumented workers; destroying two thousand years of tradition = marriage equality -- and on and on.

Unfortunately, another time-honored tradition is the media following suit. Soon after Leftists come up with the latest entry in the NewSpeak Dictionary, the sycophant media follows suit. Even the smallest, stupidest stuff like this:  See link above

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:51 | 2759998 blunderdog
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On the other hand, it wasn't the "leftists" who started calling torture "enhanced interrogation."

Heh.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:00 | 2760031 Dapper Dan
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I concur Blunderdog,

There’s not one dime’s worth of difference in the two parties.

George Wallace (1919-1998) ran for U.S. president in 1968 on the third party American Independent Party ticket. Asked in 1968 about the Democrats and Republicans, Wallace answered: “There’s not one dime’s worth of difference in the two parties. If you put all of the Republican leaders in a good cotton-picking sack with the Democrats, shake ‘em up and let the first one drop out, you’d stick ‘im right back in ‘cause there’s no difference.” Wallace had used the “not a dime’s worth of difference” line as early as May 1967.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 14:35 | 2761309 Watauga
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A Statist is a Statist is a Statist, whether Democrat, Republican, or something else.

That said, true conservatives, true republicans (vice Republicans), will promote liberty, private property, and free enterprise and reject not just outright lies, but also the newspeak of the Statists.  So, neither Party represents conservatism/republicanism.  Rather, both are Statists, representing collectivism, tyranny, and State ownership and control of everything.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:09 | 2760051 nmewn
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I found "Yes We Can" to be extremely torturous...I don't know how I survived ;-)

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:52 | 2760253 toady
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I refuse to call it boa stadium too...

I never bought into the 'naming rights' crap. I think it started with candlestick in SF. Some multinational corporation wants to use a stadium to advertise their brand? Fuck that!

Go ahead, spend your hundreds of millions of dollars for naming rights. Every time I hear a name associated with a stadium I'll avoid that brand.

I guess I'm just a lefty at heart...

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:49 | 2759995 TWSceptic
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This is what Obama likes to see, government dependence. I'm sure there's a strong correlation between the number of food stamps and democratic votes as well.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:50 | 2759997 Poule Mouillee
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Can't they apply a seasonal adjustment and fix this?

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:54 | 2760004 madcows
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<----- Real votes, no partisan crap.  Are you better off, yes?

<----- Not better off?

 

Check the zero hedge food stamp poll versus Rassmussen

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:55 | 2760011 johnnymustardseed
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Guns or Butter?? Our country is all about guns.  Ask yourself, who is more likely to attack Iran?

 

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:19 | 2760044 hedgeless_horseman
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$276.50, one time, can put any truly-hungry fucker into plenty of chicken and eggs...

IDEAL is the largest supplier of backyard poultry in the United States, shipping close to 5 million chicks annually.

 

I support a BMI test for SNAP.  Stop subsidizing BRAWNDO!

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:55 | 2760012 diogeneslaertius
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FRAUD ECOSYSTEMS AND U

 

$JPM sovereignty troll is successful

the people who own the banking cartel created the crisis which created the austerity/negative growth which created the need for foodstamps

but as long as they dont print the money or control the EBT system...

OH WAIT

 

 (even when NWO luminaries write books and articles bragging about it and how stupid the public is to let them get away with it all, Bragging for centuries about how they use the occult and what amounts to nazi mind science to deceive and defraud the masses - no no, im a Kook for saying that such material exists and sans a litany of links and thorough dissertation, without a vegetable soup of trailing abbreviations after my slave name to signify that I am indeed an Expert - that material, however copious, simply DOES NOT EXIST!)

 

i get it now

 

2+2=5

 

i have learned to love big brother

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:55 | 2760013 john milton
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simple solution; eat the rich or your ipad..

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:57 | 2760018 diogeneslaertius
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enjoy your fake-ass tricorders

$AAPL the Console of the computing world

in other news i am simulating bussard core reaction variables on a beowulf system made out of playstations and java

 

so long and thanks for all the fish

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:59 | 2760024 diogeneslaertius
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im not the kind of person to say atodaso julian, but atadaso, afuckin atodaso

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1h11xZ86MY

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:59 | 2760027 diogeneslaertius
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GREIN SHEWTS!

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 09:59 | 2760030 SmoothCoolSmoke
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I am not 100% familiar with the rules to get FS.  But one I saw was that you must meet the income guidelines AND have no more than $2000 in "assets".  Houses do not count as assets, nor does a car.  BUT a second car does.  Wow.  Am I wrong or does it seem highly unlikely there are 10s of millions of families on FS that only have one car.

  

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:10 | 2760052 youngman
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You have to look up the word LIE.....they lie on the application....its a wink wink approval...its Reperations in their book..they are owed this money..they demand it...

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:14 | 2760068 LMAOLORI
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Only 1 car poor things no wonder they have to haul them to the convention in bus's then

Dems bring in crowds by the busload to fill stadium for Obama speech


Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:59 | 2760306 roadhazard
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I wonder when some girl is going scream she was punched in the eye by someone, "off the bus". heh

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:22 | 2760108 adr
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and you are supposed to be actually disabled to get disability too.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 13:32 | 2761004 madcows
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Yeah, well, they rewrote the rules on that too.  Now you just need to have used up your 99 weeks of unemployment.  After that you're considered disabled.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:24 | 2760121 blunderdog
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   Am I wrong or does it seem highly unlikely there are 10s of millions of families on FS that only have one car.

There are lots of folks in cities where cars are a bit less important.  About half the US population is full-on urban.

Also, keeping in mind the number of divorced parents, one car to a *household* can be easily distinguished from one car to a *family.*

Come to think of it: there are a lot of second cars worth less than $2000, too.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:03 | 2760036 MFLTucson
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I see in an interview where Obama rates himself as "Incomplete"?   I think the word he was looking for was “incompetent”!

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:04 | 2760040 magpie
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but not misunderestimated

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:12 | 2760056 leftcoastfool
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Chains you can bereave in...

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:12 | 2760057 Dr Paul Krugman
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Obviously we could do more to stimulate the economy.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:24 | 2760119 LMAOLORI
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Like what? If you really are Krugman your advice thus far has been worthless. How about advising your president to prosecute the bankster's that would do more to restore the credibility of our nation then you taking even MORE from one to give to another.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:25 | 2760125 GetZeeGold
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Go home Paul......please just go home.

 

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 14:26 | 2761197 Dr. Acula
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>Obviously we could do more to stimulate the economy.

Yes, because an economy is like a reproductive organ.

Without stimulation, it droops. Fortunately Dr. Krugman is an expert at performing the necessary stimulation.

 

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 19:09 | 2762320 monad
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We should do less. For starters no more subsidies, no more bailouts, no more racist federal student loan program, no illegal or legal aliens seated until all American students are seated, no more preferred citizen status to affirmative victims of someone else's hardship, no more DEA, no more NSF, no more IRS and no more lifetime benefits for Congress. The SEC, FCC, ICE, Pentagon and FBI have 3 months to justify their budgets. You don't like our limited government, don't tip the border guard on your way out. If you are going to give anyone a handout start with the homeless, Red Ronny's homeless mentally ill first. Take care of our own. Clear the artificial regulatory roadblocks. This mockery of government to justify the imminent travesty is embarassing.

And no more secret XOs and no more secret treaties.

"The Constitution of the United States is written in plain words, and these words were intended to apply in their broadest meaning. It is not written in legal terminology, and does not require and should not tolerate the layer upon layer of pseudo legal inhibitions with which it has been encrusted, with each successive layer drawing increasing sustenance from preceding layers; to the end, that the Internationalist clique is now able to nullify any part of it at will." E.C. Knuth, before you were born.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:13 | 2760061 Glass Steagall
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The hidden bread lines. Can't hide what will follow.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:19 | 2760100 adr
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Obama is trying to make Snap the fifth rail of American Politics, or whatever rail we are on now. Every new Snap card grants a vote for the enemies of the republic. What level of treason is enough?

Welfare must be ended now, before there are far more people on the other side of the battlefield. If the entitlement state is not broken through votes, it must be broken by force.

America is on the edge of the cliff, a small number of people are hanging on the wheel trying to keep the bus from going over. Obama and his handlers are trying to shoot out the tires, making sure that bus goes off the edge. His re-election will send the bus over. For a few seconds some people may believe there is still hope of being saved. The reality is once the bus goes over, there is no chance, only a few seconds to make peace before your death.

If you are a working American still not dependent on the system, this is your chance to get off the bus. Go to every ATM you can and max out the cash advance level of your credit cards, then get the hell out of America. The problem is where to go. Thanks to the bankers, nearly the entire world has been tied together. Your best chance is a country that has the ability to rebuild quickly, and a country whose population will be more likely to hang every banker before submitting to them.

America will never rebel, and will never hold the bankers and politicians liable for their crimes. There are too many dependents that will be pacified with handouts while their noose is being tied.

Under Romney there might be a 10% chance the bus can be pulled away from the edge for a short time. With Obama that thing is going off before the new year. Obama's first executive order during a new term will be to change passport regulations making nearly impossible to leave the country. Your current passport will be invalidated due to "security".

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:29 | 2760141 proLiberty
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The increase in the number of people who qualify for food stamps is also boosted by the losening of the qualifications and the increased efforts to enroll people, even to the point of advertising for applicants.  The pollitial dynamic on the left is such that the more people who depend upon government the better.

 

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:34 | 2760164 dwdollar
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That's weird... I thought that was also the political dynamic on the right as well.

Earth to proLiberty... we are all dependent on Uncle Scam's magic money machine. We have been for some time. This means all but a very small minority desire the status quo. Whether they admit it or not is another matter.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 11:02 | 2760190 Seasmoke
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if you cant beat them , join them......Pass the Spam

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 12:38 | 2760807 edifice
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Spam? The people on SNAP are eating steak. Meanwhile, the working man is eating dog food.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:51 | 2760250 ebworthen
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Glad we have this economic recovery going on...

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 11:21 | 2760424 lolmao500
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276$ of food per month is enough for 2 people...

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 11:23 | 2760440 foodstampbarry
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And this is why I call him food stamp barry. Quite fitting don't ya think?

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 11:27 | 2760461 IridiumRebel
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soylent green shoots

 

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 11:50 | 2760578 Snakeeyes
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Great chart for bad news. Here is my take on whether the US is better off than 4 years ago. Short ansnwer: NO unless you work by a car company.

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/obamas-record-on-the-...

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 11:52 | 2760584 10mm
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If the white guy wins over the half a white guy,riots and crime galore.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 11:57 | 2760605 pamriallc
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The new age Government food lines are called SNAP in which case around 1 million people per United State would be standing in line everyday to get their bowl of grool from the local SOUP KITCHEN so without adequate shame in not creating ones own employment in the absence of someone creating a job......no matter how small, the Government is instead using an incentive program to get very very very large "government-esque" companies to take these same people for whatever stimulus programaleses the election work for them. This is the fate of those who do not simply find their own way without govrnment "help" in the form of yet more special deals. The soup kitchens are closed. They are called SNAP. info@pamria.com

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 12:03 | 2760611 Shizzmoney
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Oh SNAP!

Looks like when the idiot voters who voted for "Change they could believe in", the only change they got, are the coins they find in the couch cushions they dig through. 

At least McDonald's, who (along with CINGA) got a special provision in the Health Care bill for lowered employee premiums, has a (un) filling dollar menu.

We really need to get people to learn how to grow their own food intheir own communities.  Fuck the state, fuck JPM (who rpints the EBT and SNAP cards....and gets a cut), and fuck Monsanto.

Food stamps don't grow on trees.  Food does.

 

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 12:08 | 2760660 kurt
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Why do you fucks always politicize the discussion? I'm being robbed of my savings by zero interest rates... the amount I am owed. Monied interests off-shored the productive capacity and hence, labor's bargaining chip. This disempowerment was enhanced by redoubled propoganda against labor: the only countervailing force business ever faced, financed by off-shoring. Crack pot libertarianism barely covering true fascism, tv, continued stupification; wake up assholes!

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 14:02 | 2761150 Dr. Acula
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>Why do you fucks always politicize the discussion?

>Monied interests off-shored

>financed by off-shoring

Why do you worry about off-shoring, i.e. whether a factory is placed in country X or country Y?

Why do you prefer country X over country Y? You do it because you are politicizing.

 

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 12:28 | 2760752 edifice
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Just like the Roman Empire, at its end. The last few months were a small dip down, as we start the exponential curve upward in recipients. Have to put the debt somewhere... Might as well be into bread and circuses (and student loans).

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 13:01 | 2760901 daxtonbrown
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When everyone is on foodstamps, then everyone will be on foodstamps. You can quote me without royalties.

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