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

nodeamass Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 4:19 PM
JC, we agree govt is too intrusive, but the problem comes when we try to decide what kind of intrusiveness we all want. Perhaps some horse trading should occur. for example, if govt is completely kept out of the personal lives of women and gys, then it could also be kept out of the decisions of business. Is this an acceptable compromise?
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...