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Breitbart: More People on Food Stamps Than Populations of 24 States Combined

Lance852 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 11:28 AM
TeamAmericaWorldPolice Wrote: 1 minute ago (11:19 AM) If the minimum wage was higher - welfare roles might drop. Plus, immigrants would have fewer jobs due to sudden American competition for those jobs. ------------------------- No. Various studies have, in fact determined that increasing the national minimum wage has the opposite effect of causing more people at the lowest end to be laid off since it has a direct impact on the profit margins of companies. The market itself should be the basis for determining wages, and be based on individuals and their effectiveness, not some arbitrary number.
Bob F. RVN70-71 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 11:32 AM
Lance:
You are correct, but evidently Team does not have a very good grasp of basic economics like we do.
Under President Obama the participation rate in the food stamp program has skyrocketed—one in seven Americans now receives food stamps. To keep up with the demands of the burgeoning program, spending has thus “doubled from roughly $39 billion in 2008 to an estimated $85 billion in 2012,” and nearly quadrupled since 2000. According to Heritage, “Today, the food stamps program is one of the largest and the fastest growing of the roughly 80 welfare programs funded by the federal government.” With that said, brace yourself for Breitbart’s findings: “The number of individuals on food stamps now exceeds the...