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Number of Americans on Food Stamps Hit Another Record High

Quintus_T_Cicero Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 2:08 PM
loonies01: Would you rather work for a salary/wage or have the same amount just handed to you by the government for sitting on your asz eating Cheetos and drinking Pepsi?
lois01 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 2:14 PM
I'd far prefer to earn my own keep and not live off gov't.
Not sure why TH'ers think people enjoy using foodstamps.
Georgetwin-In-Pa Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 2:15 PM
WHY do they do it for years ion end, Flossy?
Quintus_T_Cicero Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 2:18 PM
That wasn't my question. If you could read for meaning, you would notice that I said NOTHING about EBT. I was responding to your latest idiocy:

"Liberals would advocate cash payments"
Mommybear513 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 2:57 PM
Cash payments lead to drug abuse! About 15-20% would be wasting it on things like cigarettes, beer and Crack! (gosh, how thoughtful of them) the system is geared to push people down, not up......(has nothing to do with political labels)

It doesn't look like President Obama will be able to shed his reputation as the food stamp president any time soon. According to new data from the USDA, the number of people on food stamps has hit another all time high of 47,710,324 which is up by 600,000 from August. To be fair, this number is a bit distorted due to disaster relief from Hurricane Sandy.

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A report from the Senate Budget Committee showed last week that the government is spending the cash equivalent of $168 a day...

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