US Food Stamp Usage Hits New Record

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Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:01 | 1834255 Comay Mierda
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Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:05 | 1834279 Unprepared
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Beats expectation ... Bullish

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:09 | 1834299 dwdollar
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We wouldn't want fat-ass America to lose enough weight and become mobile enough to take to the street or anything.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:31 | 1834424 BurningFuld
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They must be fed crap to keep them weighted down. Good point. Hard to fight all that ballast.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 18:50 | 1834697 GenX Investor
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Mmmmmmmm, gubment cheese is good for ya.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 19:31 | 1834853 LongBalls
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I guess JPM has to make a profit somehow?

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:35 | 1835688 fourchan
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i cant find food or stamps in the constitution hmmmm

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 03:17 | 2183711 Mauibrad
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NY EBT cards used everywhere? report:  video:  

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:38 | 1834457 theMAXILOPEZpsycho
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I'm a european; however if I were american I would be looking round at all these fat people as a potenital food supply...

Hig on fat and low on lean protean, but beggers can't be choosers

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:47 | 1834496 Pool Shark
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Tue, 11/01/2011 - 18:44 | 1834682 Schmuck Raker
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Tue, 11/01/2011 - 18:11 | 1834579 Hedge Fund of One
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Dahmer would be proud.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 18:25 | 1834619 Osmium
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Soylent Green

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 19:26 | 1834830 krispkritter
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The collective toxic substances like sedatives, hypertension and high blood pressure medicines, cholesterol, and GMO-laced food by-products combined with a healthy assortment of mercury, flourides, lead, and various other envrionmental poisons would probably put you in a coma after your first All American(literally) Burger. I'd rather eat Chinese drywall...

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 07:14 | 1836040 Cthonic
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Preview the restructured meat product flavor:


Tue, 11/01/2011 - 21:40 | 1835223 pods
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The other, other white meat.

Long Pig!


Tue, 11/01/2011 - 19:41 | 1834883 HungrySeagull
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You are damn right. My BMI is 22 and that is good enough.


I got rid of 60 pounds when I realized I could not out run a kid in the wally lot.

Sat, 11/05/2011 - 10:38 | 1848366 Hedge Fund of One
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... a kid trying desperately to keep from tripping on his knee-level pants, no doubt. :-)

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 18:02 | 1834546 FinHits
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Stamp-ede of the thundering herd.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:07 | 1835485 Milestones
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Woody Herman fan.     Milestones

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 18:24 | 1834616 BeatTheMarket
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can i like this twice?

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 18:50 | 1834698 mnevins2
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Green shoots?

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:11 | 1834309 brew
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...and living on a steady diet of government cheese, when you're living in a van DOWN BY THE RIVER...

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:40 | 1834465 Temporalist
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That cannot be posted without an accompanying video clip:

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 21:12 | 1835159 brew
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wonder if papy has matt foley in his basement to motivate the refferendum vote...

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:27 | 1834395 Jason T
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That's right.  That's what's left backing the Treasury that was used to buy food for the folks who get foods stamps.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:56 | 1834528 Ruffcut
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I call your poop and up the ante of all in fuckingthissuckssomuchiamgonnapuke poop.


Hungry people are not usually happy people. I'll tell ya what, I'm not currently hungry and this shit still does not make me happy. In fact, it makes me quite pissed off and frustrated and in want of ripping many peoples assholes into the abyss. I donate frequently to food banks and I can't carry this ball all alone.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 18:43 | 1834673 treasurefish
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Loser Piece of Shit (LPS) is the poop.  I can't believe anyone would quote LPS with any credibility whatsoever.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 19:46 | 1834907 Freddie
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Mugabe II's welfare state.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 20:02 | 1834986 jerry_theking_lawler
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poor. Bitchezzz!

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 20:24 | 1835043 tempo
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I want my EBT card (Electronic Bank Transfer) since you get preferred express treatment at most fast food chains with an EBT card. This program will grow and grow since many industries benefit (banks, fast food, food processors/stores) and the Government since once on the program you want more and its much easier than working. If you screw with the EBT card, medicare, unemployment and/or financial aid for students there will be big trouble in the streets. So Tea baggers exactly what are proposing to cut???

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:51 | 1835715 philipat
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So there IS such a thing as a free lunch?

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:04 | 1834263 redpill
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Starving Americans don't matter.  Just don't let the fucking Greeks vote!  It's not like they are the cradle of democracy or something.  Get the riot gear on and break these whiners under the jackboot of European progress!

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:28 | 1834394 I Got Worms
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I read something a while back that really blew my doors off (will try to link later).  If I remember correctly, the jist was that the biggest lobbyist groups pressing for more and more food stamps for the po' folks is not agencies that represent the indigent like you would assume, but rather the grocery store chains themselves!! Wal Mart, HEB, Randalls, Krogers, etc. Then it dawned on me and made sense - these fucks don't care what kind of money buys their goods, whether it was a taxpayer subsidized freebie from the gubmint, or a paycheck given in return for labor. Just make sure they keep coming through the door and buying my goods, it don't matter what they pay with!  That is another reason I buy as much as I can at my farmer's market.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:30 | 1834407 redpill
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Apply that to pharmaceuticals, bombs, and banking and you'll notice the stench gets even stronger.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:35 | 1834437 BurningFuld
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Big corporations are just sooooo fucking greedy. Save money live better...Walmart. Havn't been through their doors in ummm fuck atleast 10 years.  And boy do I feel good about that.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:49 | 1834462 redpill
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Corporations are profit machines, that's what makes them effective economic constructs.  It is easy to apply human emotions to them like greed, but doing so would be just as pointless as praising their charity (which is also done for marketing and image, just another cog in the machine).  The free market deals well with these issues when it is not distorted by government.

In the end, it was up to a vigilant electorate to prevent government from intruding into economic life to the point that the profit-machines that are corporations could buy their influence.  Without power there is no corruption.  We need a lot less power in this country.   The electorate failed and must redouble the effort to undo what has transpired or risk continuing down this dark spiral.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:43 | 1834476 adr
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Ha! my local farmers market has been taking EBT and SNAP cards for a long time. SNAP has been the biggest boom market for grocery chains near urban centers in the history of the world. The average welfare family spends three times what a normal middle class family spends. Don't forget mommy and daddy aren't married so both of them can collect and you better bet both claim the kid.

I could only dream of buying the cartloads of presents one welfare mom dragged through Walmart the other day. 

Welfare and other keep em nonworking democratic voter programs probably account for 50% of consumer activity rght now. Us working middle class folk aren't buying jack.

Take a walk through your nearest welfare community. You'll see 50" TVs through every window and brand new Chevy Cruzes in every driveway. Poor, yeah right. How can you call a class of people poor when they have the highest rate of obesity? Seriously, I thought poor people were starving beggars with no home or amenities. Oh yeah those are people who don't know how to always vote big D and open their arms to papaBama handouts.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 18:01 | 1834544 Lester
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Not quite the windfall you seem to believe.
Average amount of benefit per person is about $29 to $40 per month.

This link points out the calculations for an average family of 4 with average monthly income of $1200, the SNAP (foodstamps) bene is $228

In August 2010, The Big -O- cut the foodstamp budget by 25% in order to give that budgeted funding to several states which had insufficient funds to pay Public School Teachers.  Johnny can't read for many reasons, but one thing for sure he can't do is vote....

Figures a few months back were about 45M Americans on foodstamps.  Figure there are plenty of others who likely get a meal or two from the allotment and that the # of participants was about 30M in 2008 and you get an idea of what is happening in our Nation.

The President is handing out Trillions in TARP, and taking every dime of Fed Reserve projections they claim, and putting it on our backs and those getting stamps; but the fuck takes 25% of funding out of the Foodstamps Program?

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 18:13 | 1834586 johnnynaps
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My friend was a single mom of 3, with an income of 1200 a month. She received 600 a month. Another friend would sell his, he was getting 200 a month.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:32 | 1835546 Glass Steagall
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You people do not seem to know WTF you're talking about.

Single dad - 3 kids... resorted to welfare (food stamps) when I couldn't find work in California (my home). I couldn't spend the amount of money they provided on my EBT card - no shit. It just kept rolling oven. While I was on 'welfare', at first, I spent modestly - only essentials... but then it became obvious - who cares? - if it ain't booze or smokes, Uncle Sam don't give a fuck!!!

I/we ate better on the gubment dime than we do now. I am off welfare (and outta California) and able to provide for my kids w/o ANY assistance of any kind (never collected a dime in u/e ins, disab, or any other assit in my 25+ years of paying into the system) and we are doing great. Had to get outta Orange County and don't get to dine at In-N-Out once in a while like I use to enjoy, but ya know what??? Aint no one else paying my freight or that of my kids WHICH I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR and they see the difference.

Just sayin'...

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 18:35 | 1834643 blunderdog
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I know it looks like the poor have it really great.  (I'm sorry you haven't managed to afford a 50" teevee yet, but it is a bit surprising, as large teevees really aren't that expensive these days.  Anyone as industrious as yourself should have no problem getting one.  Maybe if you work a bit harder, someday.)

MEANWHILE: I strongly encourage you to try poverty out. 

Quit your job, or even better, just punch your boss.  When you're fired, apply for unemployment and SNAP and every other benefit.  A few months of sitting at home and enjoying the "high life" of government-subsidized American poverty and I'm sure you'll begin to understand that it's not quite the luxurious lifestyle you seem to believe.

I collected foodstamps myself a few years ago, although it was when I was working a full-time job.  I could've bought a big teevee if I'd wanted to, though.  It's just that teevee fuckin' sucks.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:46 | 1834489 Temporalist
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How about that JP Morgue is the largest SNAP card (food stamp) processor?  For everyone that goes on food stamps JP Morgue makes more FRNs!

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:16 | 1835504 Chrome Child
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JP Morgan has contracted to provide food stamp debit cards in 26 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. JP Morgan is paid for each case that it handles, so that means that the more Americans that go on food stamps, the more profits JP Morgan makes. Yes, you read that correctly.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 19:55 | 1834953 Freddie
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Dude - it is worse than that.  You can use your food stamp credit card at McDonalds or other fast food places. I think this only recently was approved and McDonalds and Pepsico (KY Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut) all lobbied hard to get it.

I am so fed up with grocery shopping when old white seniors have about 3 things in there cart while illegals and Obama voters have carts that are overflowing with crap.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:05 | 1834270 TruthInSunshine
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The Romans had Bread & Circus.

We have SNAP/UE Benefits/Social Security & Monday Night Football/War with [insert paper tiger nation that we formerly armed and-or have copious amounts of oil here]/NatGeo Specials on How Obama single handedly took out OBL

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:34 | 1834285 redpill
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Eastasia is known to harbor and aid terrorists.

Your comment could potentially be interpreted as un-American. Please report to your nearest TSA re-education facility for treatment.

And remember citizen, if you see something, say something. 

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:07 | 1834288 pods
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Spot on TIS.  Spot on.  As always!


Tue, 11/01/2011 - 17:10 | 1834300 TruthInSunshine
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Someone junked me, pods, maybe because they thought I have no compassion.

Au Contraire, bitchez.

Whoever junketh the above, beware that I have much compassion for the less fortunate, but maybe you should educate yourself as to how social programs like SNAP (administered at great profit by the likes of JP Morgan) merely allow for the postponement of the realization by the Sheeple of how very bankrupt the Global Banksters have driven us, via the use of errand boys/bagmen like The Bernank.

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