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Food Stamps - The Black Hole You Enter and Never Exit

Imjustsaying Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 6:43 PM
Also, regarding cell phones... Remember when u signed a contract with your carrier and hey offered you that free fancy phone in exchange for locking you into a long term agreement? Maybe 20 years ago you could work for one company for 20 years. Today you have to remain just qualified enough to keep your job or risk losing it to someone who is younger and will work for less. If you return to school to freshen up your skills, get ready to pay thousands more than you did 20 years ago for someone to tell you you are now overqualified for the position you hold. Now they have no job and education as well as families to pay for but with no income.

Have you heard the rumor that the number of food stamp recipients has increased during President Obama’s term from 28.2 million to 46.6 million? Have you heard that in only three years, the annual cost of the program, which was already astronomical at $35 billion, has soared to $76 billion? It certainly has been the talk of the town (if not the campaign), but does anyone really know how we got to this state of affairs? That is what I set out to discover.

Even the most basic details about the program seem surreal. Why in the world is this...