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FOOD STAMPS GONE WILD

Yo'Adrienne..AFCL 2012/07/29 01:19:35
Food Stamps Gone Wild {THE SO-CALLED FARM BILL}Food stamps are now sent to an astonishing 1 out of every 7 Americans. Food stampspending has more than doubled since 2008. New reports of fraud and abuse are coming out daily.
Yet the Senate recently passed a disastrous $970 billion so-called farm bill that was really a welfare bill – 78 percent of the spending went for food stamps. And the House may do the same any day.
The House version spends a total $957 billion - that's almost a trillion dollars we don't have. And fully $756 billion of that (79 percent!) is for food stamps.


This disastrous bill was supported by all but four Republicans on the House Agriculture Committee. It includes no drought relief, although lobbyists are cynically exploiting the drought to advance it.

Quite simply, we cannot afford another massive spending bill.

It is a disaster to have 1 in 7 American on food stamps; we need to fix the economy so people have jobs and don't need food stamps, not lock this in for another five years.

Republicans were elected to the House to stop wasteful spending - this is their chance to actually do it.
The vote could come any day. Please take action now.
Time to start writing emails to your representatives.......today.!!!! We must let them know that we are ON TO THEM!
Tell your representatives toVote NO on welfare-packed Farm Bill!

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  • NPC 2012/07/29 01:26:35
    NPC
    +4
    46 Million on Food Stamps now. Barry Soetoro is the FOOD STAMP POTUS.

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  • Bevos 2012/08/04 13:35:38
    Bevos
    Sent Thanks.
  • Yo'Adri... Bevos 2012/08/04 18:04:40
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    to the taxpayers, I'd assume....cause Barry didn't open his wallet and give you anything!!! LOL
  • Bevos Yo'Adri... 2012/08/05 13:54:02
    Bevos
    No. I sent the letter to my Rep.
  • gaylehelen 2012/07/30 21:48:00
    gaylehelen
    +1
    I also recommend calling their office closest to you. The staff members are usually very good about relaying your concerns. Here in Massachusetts, I call often. I've written and called both state and federal representatives. It just pushes your point through even more.
    Thanks and good luck.
  • Yo'Adri... gaylehelen 2012/08/04 18:05:54
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    Gayle.. you are too good....keep those emails, and call going out.! They do matter.
  • gaylehelen Yo'Adri... 2012/08/21 15:34:05
    gaylehelen
    Thank you. Even if they matter to just me, I'm going to keep going.
  • Sissum71*AFCL* 2012/07/30 13:41:53
    Sissum71*AFCL*
    +1
    Cloward-Piven much Obama?
  • Andrew 2012/07/30 02:22:18
    Andrew
    +2
    This is so sad.
  • Yo'Adrienne..AFCL 2012/07/29 18:05:06
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    I have a question to ask you guys.......The article said....".food stamps are SENT.".....
    You no longer have to GO TO GET THEM????Pick them up, sign for them....show ID to make sure that it you are entitled???? Do they mean sent, as in USPS....in the mailbox every month?????? Just askin'........thanks.
  • Bevos Yo'Adri... 2012/08/04 13:37:56
    Bevos
    +1
    Nope. They are just electronically added to their cards. Every mo.
  • Yo'Adri... Bevos 2012/08/04 18:07:45
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    OMG.....even cutting out the middleman (in this case the bankrupt Post Office) and just electronically making deposits into these cards, that they have no ACCOUNTABILITY
    on????????????? POOOOOOOOO! Now I am really angry!
  • Bevos Yo'Adri... 2012/08/05 13:58:44
    Bevos
    You know? Back a couple of yrs ago, back around the end of 2009 or beginning of 2010, Pelosi discovered that there was about $38Bil in the Post Office's Reserve, and she said to Obama, "That money is just sitting there doing nothing. There must be some way we can use it." I knew then that the Post Office was going to be in trouble before long!!!
  • firebird 2012/07/29 13:48:24 (edited)
    firebird
    +2
    There are now more food stamp recipients and welfare then there are TAXPAYERS actually paying into the system. Add that to all the overhead the government has going out and you have a CRASH... IT NOT ROCKET SCIENCE to figure out the math . WHEN you have more GOING OUT then you have coming in then you crash and burn..... Aka OVERDRAWN. We have crashed and in the process of a slow but sure burn with no signs of recovery. UNEMPLOYMENT still soaring and ECONOMY still in the trash can.
    the really sad fact is that these people and the ones that support the busting out welfare system are not seeing the looming disaster coming up very soon.
  • Yo'Adri... firebird 2012/07/29 18:06:17
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    BOOM! Well said.....
  • Bevos firebird 2012/08/04 13:38:41
    Bevos
    +1
    THAT, MY FRIEND, IS OBAMA"S PLAN!!!
  • Yo'Adri... Bevos 2012/08/04 18:08:58
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    OVERWHELM......THE SYSTEM! Exactly!
  • Bevos Yo'Adri... 2012/08/05 13:59:43
    Bevos
    And they ARE!!!!
  • Informed Voter 2012/07/29 11:58:48
    Informed Voter
    +2
    Hmm.. more people on food stamps than at any other time in our history!

    This president and his Socialist/Communist Party only want our countys citizens to be slaves to the state!

    The sad part is, they're all too willing to go to their slaughter!
  • Yo'Adri... Informe... 2012/07/29 12:26:13
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +2
    Yes indeed.....WAKE UP AMERICA>!!!!!
  • TheTruth1313 2012/07/29 06:24:20
    TheTruth1313
    +2
    Yet more reason why the welfare systems needs to be the recipient of a MAJOR overhaul. The system is broken.
  • Yo'Adri... TheTrut... 2012/07/29 12:26:53 (edited)
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    and on top of the ONE OUT OF EVERY SEVEN PEOPLE ON FOOD STAMPS:
    the fraud is OUT OF CONTROL!
  • TheTrut... Yo'Adri... 2012/07/30 07:35:11
    TheTruth1313
    +2
    No question about it. It's time to shut down the tax money valve that gives these cheats and frauds money.
  • KingdomNow 2012/07/29 06:19:17
    KingdomNow
    +2
    When the government subsidizes poverty it will increase.
  • Yo'Adri... KingdomNow 2012/07/29 12:27:49
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +2
    When the government gets involved in ANYTHING......it screws it up.....to the point of
    non-recognition!
  • Icanbean Arschloch 2012/07/29 05:59:20
    Icanbean  Arschloch
    And millions of Americans are too proud to apply for food stamps, ... even though they qualify for the Food Stamp Program.
  • redhorse29 2012/07/29 05:23:26
    redhorse29
    +2
    Imagine, there are massive numbers of good people that think this is something a president should be proud to accomplish. God help this nation.
  • Yo'Adri... redhorse29 2012/07/29 12:28:23
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    BOOM!
  • Yo'Adri... redhorse29 2012/08/04 18:10:47
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    and God help all the people PAYING for this abuse......the TAXPAYERS! Hard working, honest
    taxpayers.!
  • Mae 2012/07/29 04:59:28
    Mae
    +1
    With the economy as bad as it is, and so many people out of work, the only reason why you don't see people standing in lines for soup kitchens now like they did during the depression, is because everyone is given food stamps. The problem comes in that Obama's government is actively SEEKING OUT people to give food stamps to, not just supplying them to people who truly need them. I heard that his administration is actually working with Mexico to get the word out, that there are food stamps available in the U.S.! (I wish I had saved that link to the story.)

    Unfortunately, there have always been lazy people who don't mind living off of the govt., and those who live by scamming the govt., but what's really sickening is to see this POTUS spend more time and effort on giving away free food stamps than to do anything to help companies get back on stable ground, and start hiring people again! Have people heard yet that Obama's gone to 109 (at last count) fund-raisers this year, but he hasn't held ONE meeting with Jeff Immelt, his Jobs Czar?! Seems the only job he is interested in saving is his own--everybody else, have some food stamps and shut up!
  • Yo'Adri... Mae 2012/07/29 12:29:00
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    great comment....thanks Mae.
  • Jeff Smith 2012/07/29 02:32:53
    Jeff Smith
    +1
    I guess that makes me a terrorist I get nothing from the Government I like being a terrorist
  • Yo'Adri... Jeff Smith 2012/07/29 12:30:57 (edited)
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +2
    but Jeff...in fairness...we would not deny you anything you might need......it's the people who just want "sumptin' fer nuttin" that get me going! The 'users"....while we pay the tab.!
  • Jeff Smith Yo'Adri... 2012/07/29 12:53:37
    Jeff Smith
    +2
    I made my choices a long time ago to be an outcast. I need nothing for free. They can do whatever they wish with my tax dollars. Besides I'm a white male in my 50's I don't qualify for Government handouts now if I was a 50 year old unemployed illegal alien from mexico I'd be singing a different tune and driving a new Cadillac that you and everyone else paid for.
  • Yo'Adri... Jeff Smith 2012/08/04 18:11:38
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    You're right...on all counts.
  • CAPISCE 2012/07/29 02:19:10
    CAPISCE
    +2
    Obama plan: The more people dependent on Government, the more votes he gets
  • lm1b2 2012/07/29 01:52:25 (edited)
    lm1b2
    +1
    If the Government refuses to go after the Wall Street Bankers who stole billions from us in the biggest fraud ever,who cares about food stamps!
  • Yo'Adri... lm1b2 2012/07/29 12:31:24
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    In the scheme of things.....you are absolutely right!
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/07/29 01:43:21
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +2
    The worst problem: actually ecouraging people to get onto food stamps.
  • Yo'Adri... Temlako... 2012/07/29 12:31:39 (edited)
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    definitely.and advertising in MEXICO.....for recipients......Now that's "despicable".
  • Gracie ~Gun Totin' Gracie~ 2012/07/29 01:29:30
    Gracie ~Gun Totin' Gracie~
    +3
    Sooooooo many are getting food stamps that shouldn't be. Nobody wants to work anymore,,,,,,FREE is the motto!

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