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

Sarah181 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 9:25 AM
Food stamp benefits cost a record $71.81 billion in the 2011 fiscal year. Agreed, this is up 43 percent from two years before, according to the USDA.) But -- let's put things in perspective: That's about ONE-TENTH of federal defense spending in 2011. So, you want Americans to starve while feeding the military machine and contributing to tax cuts for the wealthy? Doesn't sound Christian to me.
Nunya8 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 9:42 AM
News flash, Sarah:

You're not arguing with the clueless idiots on YouTube anymore. Better have your facts sorted out when you come into TH. You're not likely to win anybody over to your blame-Christian rhetoric here. We recognize it as Obama-speak.
tibby2 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 9:37 AM
It sounds like you want to force the Christian ethic of feeding the poor on everyone in the country. It would not be legal for you to take the property of one person at the point of a gun to buy food for the needy but you are more than willing to vote for those who promise to do exactly that by legalizing the "theft'. You can make the practice legal but you can never make it moral.

Coveting the property of another even on behalf of someone else is not virtuous. Where charity is forced there is no virtue.

That "military machine" keeps people like you free to express your opposition to their existence.
americathebeautiful Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 9:32 AM
Hey Sarah, here's just a bit of educating for you. The Constitution of The United States of America calls for all citizens to support a National Military to provide defense against ALL enemies both foreign and domestic.

NO WHERE in the Constitution does it call for all citizens to be OBLIGATED via the federal government to feed those citizens who are not feeding themselves.

a234 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 9:40 AM
How about improving the economy so they can find a job?
Job, must not be in your vocabulary libtwat.
a234 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 9:41 AM
That reply is for SARAH!
Bigdogoffthechain Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 9:31 AM
it doesn't matter if you have social programs when you're dead and the republic is overun by enemy troops.

See how stupid you look now?
Chestertonfan Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 9:30 AM
Question for you. If a percentage of those "starving" people use their other cash to buy cell phones, IPads, and hair extensions, would those people really be starving without the food stamps? I think you have to separate out those who are truly in need from those who aren't. Also, the dismantling of work fare is a tragedy. Being Christian, by the way, has nothing to do with charity using other people's money. Get your story straight.
Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 9:27 AM
The maintenance of Defense is constitutionally mandated; putting people, especially those who are not even citizens, is not.
Sarah181 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 9:30 AM
60% of those citizens are white -- non hispanic/black. Even taking out 40% of the "non-citizens", you'd still have a huge bill for welfare. What are we to do with those people?
SMyles Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 9:39 AM
"We" are to let others be free Sarah. Free to succeed and free to fail. Private charity is the only moral answer to helping the truly needy.
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...