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CBO: Food Stamp Rolls Estimated to Hit Historic High

clarityseeker2 Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 6:58 PM
"Idleness takes two forms today, one enforced and the other voluntary. One is the result of unemployment made worse by recession, spending cutbacks, growing competition from abroad and a dozen other economic factors. The other is the predictable effect of a dependency culture that has grown steadily over the past years. A sense of entitlement. A sense that the State owes us a living. A sense that not only is it possible to get something for nothing but that we have a right to do so. This, seventy years on from the Beveridge Report, is the charge many people level against it." ___________________________________________________________________ Author: Lord Beveridge wrote his report at a time when vast numbers of unemployed wanted to find
NewJAl Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 7:03 PM
So glad you wrote that. Obama has increased the group for which he has always 'community organized' for. Confident, productive people cannot be lead about as easily as those frightened, with hands out.
And then they are told, we care about you, don't worry, we are here to help you.
It is as different as teaching a man to fish, or giving him a fish someone else caught.
And, if you work and hour to pay benefits for a man who is not willing to work, you are a slave to him.
So, how does it feel, when that willing parasite is told he is deserving?
'Social Justice'? I think not.
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 7:00 PM
...wanted to find work, in contrast to modern times when there is little incentive to do so.

He wrote this over 70 years ago.

And now?
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 7:01 PM
Great Britain has a class of people with no ambition, no desire to do better, no aspirations other than to suck from teh teat of government. And the offspring of those who were started on these programs, over 70 years ago-------have been dutifully taught that they should do NOTHING other than strive to be just as their parents are.

Lib-Losers ignore this FACT. Either that, or, this is exactly how they want the system to operate....

There are more Americans today collecting food stamps than ever before, and that number is expected to rise steadily for the rest of the year, according to the CBO. The Wall Street Journal reports:

The financial crisis is over and the recession ended in 2009. But one of the federal government's biggest social welfare programs, which expanded when the economy convulsed, isn't shrinking back alongside the recovery.

Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as the modern-day food-stamp benefit is known, has soared 70% since 2008 to a record 47.8 million as of December 2012. Congressional budget...