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USA becomes Food Stamp Nation
08-24-2011, 01:46 AM #1
Kreeper Griobhtha
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USA becomes Food Stamp Nationbut is it sustainable?


Altogether, there are now almost 46 million people in the United States on food stamps, roughly 15 percent of the population. That's an increase of 74 percent since 2007, just before the financial crisis and a deep recession led to mass job losses.

At the same time, the cost doubled to reach $68 billion in 2010 -- more than a third of the amount the U.S. government received in corporate income tax last year -- which means the program has started to attract the attention of some Republican lawmakers looking for ways to cut the nation's budget deficit.

While there are clearly some cases of abuse by people who claim food stamps but don't really need them, for many Americans like Saucedo there is little current alternative if they are to put food on the table while paying rent and utility bills.



Sadly, there are many people that are denied because they make too much to qualify. Then there are those that are insulted by what they get. We applied one time just before the boys were born. Scrappy had been put on bed rest and I wasn't making much. We had two kids and two adults in the house with my sub $10 per hour pay as an electrician. They approved us for $18 a month. Just after that I lost my job and they offered us nearly $500 per month. The system is not designed to help you stay afloat. They want you to hit rock bottom and stay there.

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whoops, bad editing there...

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
08-24-2011, 01:56 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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hit rock bottom and stay there, now that's just fostering complete dependency isn't it. gaah.gif today food stamps, tomorrow the projects.


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08-24-2011, 05:08 AM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Yup. Food Stamps: Just another way to control the masses.

Make them desperate. Help them out and make them comfortable. (At least compared to the desperation.) Take it away. Give it back. Eventually they will be afraid to cross you.


Unless you misjudged them and they revolt...


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
08-24-2011, 09:16 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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I noticed too that it's pretty hard to find tomato plants or any other vegetable plant for sale in the spring here anymore. That used to be what people grew for themselves. Now you shouldn't produce your own food I guess, keeping people busy looking at shiny things and spending their moneys on crap food and.. umm...shiny things. Meanwhile tons of free super foods rot away in the woods every year. gaah.gif
08-24-2011, 03:01 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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I wish I knew someone that could teach me to hunt mushrooms. We get a few Morels in our yard. They are easy to identify. The others, not so much. There are supposed to be a lot of them around here though.

We have had two gardens since we moved here. We just can't get them to produce to make it worthwhile. Not sure what is going on there, but it is irritating to not even get enough veggies to pay for the damn seeds and plants we bought.

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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
08-24-2011, 03:57 PM #6
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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08-24-2011, 04:44 PM #7
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Morels are easy. They are very distinct. It is the rest of them I am worried about.

http://sites.google.com/site/wisconsinswildmushrooms/


Another handy link:

http://wisconsinmycologicalsociety.org/i...index.html


The problem with picking wild mushrooms is that one mistake can kill your family...

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I just need to do more research and find out if there are toxic copies of the other edible mushrooms around here or if they are as distinct as the Morels.


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
08-25-2011, 04:47 PM #8
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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08-25-2011, 05:00 PM #9
yankees skier
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Frozen drink mix?

Biere.
08-25-2011, 05:02 PM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(08-24-2011, 04:44 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  The problem with picking wild mushrooms is that one mistake can kill your family...

Or get 'em really trippin 37.gif

Shadow! hi5.gif You've been very industrious lately!

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08-25-2011, 05:02 PM #11
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(08-25-2011, 05:00 PM)yankees Wrote:  Frozen drink mix?

rofl.gif no that's for salsa to go with chips to make you thirsty for beer hi5.gif
08-25-2011, 05:05 PM #12
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(08-25-2011, 05:02 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Shadow! hi5.gif You've been very industrious lately!

beercheer.gif beer helps chuckle.gif
08-25-2011, 05:09 PM #13
yankees skier
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(08-25-2011, 05:02 PM)Shadow Wrote:  
(08-25-2011, 05:00 PM)yankees Wrote:  Frozen drink mix?

rofl.gif no that's for salsa to go with chips to make you thirsty for beer hi5.gif

oh, carryon chuckle.gifbeerbong.gif

Biere.
08-25-2011, 05:42 PM #14
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I just read this shocking claim:

Quote: 49% of all babies born in the US are receiving Federally funded food supplements!

a shocking 49 percent of all babies born in the U.S. are born to families receiving food supplements from the WIC program, according to Jean Daniel, spokesperson for the USDA.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/hunger-home-ame...d=14367230

Food stamp Nation is an appropriate title.

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