Thought for the day

At what point, I wonder, are people just going to start kicking the shit out of these politicians?

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Genna Saucedo supervises cashiers at a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California, but her wages aren’t enough to feed herself and her 12-year-old son.

Saucedo, who earns $9.70 an hour for about 26 hours a week and lives with her mother, is one of the many Americans who survive because of government handouts in what has rapidly become a food stamp nation.

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.

3 thoughts on “Thought for the day

  1. This is already old news. Several months ago the Obama administration traded off cuts in food stamps to get an increase in some other program. They said that this would be OK because food prices had gone down so there was some extra unused money in the budget.

    This is the mentality we are working with. Its not just Republicans, and its not anything new. As always, the dems said they were forced into it.

  2. Libya and Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan. All of these wars have been about isolating and weakening Iran. Israel’s top priority is the destruction of Iran. So whose foreign policy is America pursuing? Among his other egregious sins Obama is also a Zionost ‘stooge’ just like Clinton and Bush before him.

  3. Poor old Bill Clinton (and Hillary too) thought he could cut the Democrats loose from the stigma of being the welfare party with his famous triangulated “welfare reform”. Little did he ever expect that the country would get poor enough that the poor become visible again, and for the democrats to start getting tagged again as the ones protecting the entitlements of the lazy slackers. I think that Obama can’t stand the thought of being connected back to those people he left behind long ago.

    Medicaid and AFDC and Food Stamps used to be the “entitlements”, money you got just because you needed it, not money that you had earned by previous payments. Those have been shrunk down to almost nothing, and now Social Security and Medicare are the “entitlements”.

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