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THE WELFARE MAP

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These 11 States now have More People on Welfare than they do Employed!

Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2011, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support.

What's the problem with that much support? Well, the median household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day.

To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30.00 an hour for a 40-hour week, while the average job pays $25.00 an hour.


http://budget.senate.gov/republican/public/index.cfm/budget-b...

See a pattern here or there or where-oh-where is your retirement money going ?

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  • zbacku 2013/04/08 02:14:27
    We have become a 'Nanny' Nation
    zbacku
    +1
    The Democrats know that the only way they can win elections is to have those that depend upon the government handouts out number the rest of us.

    That's why they want to make the ILLEGALS Legal. Perpetual and endless supply of votes.
  • robinsw... zbacku 2013/04/08 07:01:29
    robinswebnest
    +1
    Yes, and in addition...did you know that all those wonderful new jobs that obama was supposed to have created are in fact either union jobs and or government jobs. Now, that is another voting base for obama.
    It has been predicted that if he continues along this vein, that by 2014, about 52% of the country will one of the following....poor...union members....and or government workers.
    What that means is that no repub will ever be president again.
  • cut and paste king 2013/04/04 21:08:43
    None of the above
    cut and paste king
    +1
    More than One in Six Americans Report Inability to Afford Enough Food

    New Food Hardship Data Reflect Continuing Struggles and Highlights Need for Congress to Protect Nation’s Nutrition Safety Net

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Jennifer Adach, 202-986-2200 x3018

    Download report: Food Hardship in America 2012 (pdf)

    Washington, D.C. – February 28, 2013 – Millions of Americans continued in 2012 to struggle to afford enough food, according to new, up-to-date food hardship data from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). More than one in six Americans (18.2 percent) said in 2012 that there had been times over the past 12 months that they didn’t have enough money to buy food that they or their families needed.

    FRAC’s food hardship report – Food Hardship in America 2012 (pdf) – analyzes data that were collected by Gallup and provided to FRAC. The data were gathered as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index project, which has been interviewing almost 1,000 households daily since January 2008. FRAC has analyzed responses to the question: “Have there been times in the past twelve months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?” The report contains data throughout 2012 for every state, region, congressional distric...












    More than One in Six Americans Report Inability to Afford Enough Food

    New Food Hardship Data Reflect Continuing Struggles and Highlights Need for Congress to Protect Nation’s Nutrition Safety Net

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Jennifer Adach, 202-986-2200 x3018

    Download report: Food Hardship in America 2012 (pdf)

    Washington, D.C. – February 28, 2013 – Millions of Americans continued in 2012 to struggle to afford enough food, according to new, up-to-date food hardship data from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). More than one in six Americans (18.2 percent) said in 2012 that there had been times over the past 12 months that they didn’t have enough money to buy food that they or their families needed.

    FRAC’s food hardship report – Food Hardship in America 2012 (pdf) – analyzes data that were collected by Gallup and provided to FRAC. The data were gathered as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index project, which has been interviewing almost 1,000 households daily since January 2008. FRAC has analyzed responses to the question: “Have there been times in the past twelve months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?” The report contains data throughout 2012 for every state, region, congressional district, and 100 of the country’s largest metropolitan areas (MSA).

    The 18.2 percent national rate in 2012 was virtually unchanged from the rates in 2009, 2010, and 2011, as families continued to struggle with under- and unemployment, low wages, and inadequate government supports. The report found that food hardship rates remain too high, and that no corner of the country is immune from this struggle.

    Mississippi may have the worst rate among states, with one in four households reporting food hardship, but 42 states had rates of 15 percent of more. Even the “best” state, booming North Dakota, has one in ten households struggling with food hardship – just as unacceptable a problem given its prosperity.
    The worst MSAs may be Bakersfield, California and New Orleans, but 92 of 100 MSAs have at least one in eight (12.5 percent or more) households reporting food hardship.
    And, the worst congressional district may be in New York City, but 354 congressional districts – including rural, suburban and urban districts – have rates of 12.5 percent or more.
    “Despite weaknesses in wages and employment, some in Congress continue to pursue cuts that would further fray our nation’s nutrition safety net,” said FRAC President Jim Weill. “Last year, Congress proposed billions in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). Today, it is poised to further harm low-income programs, including WIC and other nutrition programs, with its failure to resolve self-imposed fiscal crises. And Congress has made no attempt to forestall the scheduled November 2013 cut in SNAP benefits.”

    “Congress needs to fix the problems rather than doubling down on harming the most vulnerable Americans,” continued Weill. “The cuts need to stop, and the conversation needs to change.”

    With the Farm Bill still on the agenda for 2013, the report noted that Congress has the opportunity to strengthen SNAP so it can continue to be an important support for struggling households. A report recently released by the Institute of Medicine underscored the current inadequacy of SNAP benefit levels in ensuring that recipients’ nutritional needs are met, and outlined flaws in how SNAP benefits are currently calculated. “Protecting and strengthening SNAP must be a top priority as Congress starts fresh on a Farm Bill this year,” said Weill.

    The report was released just days before the 2013 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, sponsored by FRAC and Feeding America, and held in Washington, D.C. at the Capital Hilton. More than 700 anti-hunger advocates are expected to attend the conference which will culminate on Tuesday (March 5, 2012) with a Lobby Day on Capitol Hill.
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  • robinsw... cut and... 2013/04/05 02:17:07
    robinswebnest
    And why are they hungry? Because our government has done everything in its considerable power to kill businesses. Therefore, no jobs, no food.
  • cut and... robinsw... 2013/04/05 02:38:33
    cut and paste king
    ha ha ha ,
    this is how republicans have been operating since obama got elected



    Senate Republicans Block Another Jobs Bill Face Backlash From American Public


    The method Republicans have used to block all jobs legislation in the past two years is the same. A jobs bill comes up, it is filled with positive things for the economy, Republicans filibuster debate, this shields them from having to make floor speeches on why they don't want tax breaks for small businesses... etc.

    Why? Well, if the economy recovers too strongly before an election, Republicans will lose power. If jobs numbers look too good, people will want to keep the same party. By Republicans blocking all jobs legislation and keeping jobs numbers from improving they believe this is their ticket to power.

    In other words, if you and other Americans suffer just long enough it will pay off for Republicans.

    They sacrifice the citizens' jobs with the hopes that they will create more Republican jobs in Congress.
  • zbacku cut and... 2013/04/08 02:05:21
    zbacku
    +1
    LOL. Obama will be in his grave for 20 years and you will still be blaming Bush and the Republicans for his destruction of the American Economy.
  • cut and... zbacku 2013/04/08 02:53:22
    cut and paste king
    not really 3 more years should do it
  • robinsw... zbacku 2013/04/08 07:03:47
    robinswebnest
    +1
    This silly child(show but don't expect me to see) is brainwashed like so many other kids today. It is a shame really, he might have grown up to be a fast food worker..sigh, now isn't that just to sad.
  • laura 2013/04/04 15:38:52
    We have become a 'Nanny' Nation
    laura
    +1
    We have become a Nanny Nation because the government makes it easier to not work than to work.

    We have become a Nanny Nation because too many children are being raised by parents who rather be their friend than discipline their child and teach them how to be a responsible adult.

    We have become a Nanny Nation because "the village" not longer raises the child. Too many parent's first words are "not my kid" and so there is no accountability for their actions taught from a very young age.

    We have become a Nanny Nation because lawyers and Judges let people win lawsuits against companies because there wasn't a warning label telling the person not to put their finger in front of the saw while cutting.

    We have become a Nanny Nation because People don't take responsibility for their actions, words and lives!

    We have become a Nanny Nation because it is easier to take than to give and people are greedy.

    We have become a Nanny nation because our Politicians won't abide by the Constitution and end the Federal government getting involved in our lives where they have no business being involved.

    But the biggest reason we have a Nanny Nation:

    We have become a Nanny Nation because 10 simple little rules are not learned nor followed by a growing majority of the population who grow up without a conscience.
  • robinsw... laura 2013/04/04 19:05:20
    robinswebnest
    +1
    I agree with all those reasons....I think some are missing but I will have to get back to you on that....
    Thank you!!!
  • cut and... laura 2013/04/04 21:09:33 (edited)
    cut and paste king
    +1
    have you forgotten that theere are no jobs
  • robinsw... cut and... 2013/04/05 02:18:20
    robinswebnest
    And why is that? Maybe because our government has done everything in its considerable power to kill businesses? No jobs, no food.
  • HOMBRE 2013/04/04 15:26:33 (edited)
    What happened to working for a living?
    HOMBRE
    +3
    Funny how this trail for welfare has turned into a well-worn path led by Obama the food stamp King. This government should be ashamed of their self. More sheep for their farm. Keep in the people dumb down. That's what the progressives do ;-0. OBAMA FOOD STAMP KING
  • robinsw... HOMBRE 2013/04/04 19:08:20
    robinswebnest
    You are so right. I was having issues getting my unemployment and applied for temporary food stamps. This is in WA state....so, explain how one person should get $200 a month for food? I usually spend about $135 and that is when I wan't to give myself a treat. Something is wrong with that.
    Instead of so much, it should be half that to encourage people to 'cut back' instead of going on a spending spree.
  • cut and... HOMBRE 2013/04/04 21:12:11
    cut and paste king
    +1
    he still is the food stamp king. during his administration food stamp rolls went up 95 percent
    bush food sdtamp king
  • robinsw... cut and... 2013/04/05 02:22:41
    robinswebnest
    http://frontpagemag.com/2012/...
    And
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/...
    Please note in this one, that food stamps went up 14.7 million under Bush (8 years) and under obama 14.2 (4 years)
    http://www.factcheck.org/2012...
  • cut and... robinsw... 2013/04/05 02:40:46
    cut and paste king
    yes but please note that bush didnt inheret. 8.6 million people unemployed and. 5 million families foreclosed. like obama did
  • cut and... robinsw... 2013/04/05 02:48:40
    cut and paste king
    food stamp went from 18 million to 34 million people. under gw bush. a 95 percent increase
    and under obama increasd another 49 percent
  • Apache 2013/04/04 15:22:37 (edited)
  • Apache Apache 2013/04/04 15:25:14 (edited)
  • robinsw... Apache 2013/04/04 19:10:25
    robinswebnest
    +1
    And, as the welfare roles grow, the middle class shrinks. Then what happens? Well, we run out of money.
  • THE One... Apache 2013/04/04 16:23:30
  • robinsw... THE One... 2013/04/04 19:11:40
    robinswebnest
    +1
    Not to mention wide spread voter fraud. Next time, it will be all those illegals that obama is giving citizenship to...and tax breaks...and free schooling...on top of all the other freebies they already get...
  • THE One... robinsw... 2013/04/04 19:28:09
  • robinsw... THE One... 2013/04/05 02:24:16
    robinswebnest
    +1
    True. I find it funny that when voters started complaining about the voting machines voting for obama and not romney....all the sudden, lame stream media started claiming the opposite.
  • cut and... robinsw... 2013/04/04 21:15:23
  • robinsw... cut and... 2013/04/05 02:28:17
  • cut and... robinsw... 2013/04/04 21:15:48
  • robinsw... cut and... 2013/04/05 02:28:23
  • cut and... robinsw... 2013/04/04 21:17:44
  • robinsw... cut and... 2013/04/05 02:28:59
  • cut and... robinsw... 2013/04/04 21:18:46
  • robinsw... cut and... 2013/04/05 02:30:40
    robinswebnest
    +1
    http://www.redstate.com/soren...

    We can play this game all day and night...the fact is, voter fraud is real. Politicians will do whatever it takes to get into office and then even more to stay.
  • THE One... robinsw... 2013/04/05 12:34:12
  • robinsw... THE One... 2013/04/05 13:07:46
    robinswebnest
    +1
    That is because the voter fraud is mostly on the left. I do not deny that repubs are also guilty of voter fraud....but, who is in power in the WH? And which Attorney General in 2012 claimed there was no voter fraud?
  • robinsw... Apache 2013/04/04 19:09:28
    robinswebnest
    +1
    That is true. And as he continues to destroy the middle class, he creates more on welfare, which increases his voting base. For him...win win...For us.....lose lose.
  • Razoreye001 2013/04/04 15:18:51
    Well, with the economy, people need government help
    Razoreye001
    +1
    This myth has been debunked by Snopes a long time ago.
  • robinsw... Razorey... 2013/04/04 15:19:47
    robinswebnest
    +1
    What myth? And just how?
  • Razorey... robinsw... 2013/04/04 15:23:38 (edited)
    Razoreye001
    +1
    Here's the lint to the article,
    http://www.snopes.com/politic...

    The origins of the story actually can be found in Forbes where they had defined takers in a way that applied to a large number of people. This version looks more official but has the same premise.
  • robinsw... Razorey... 2013/04/04 19:19:15
    robinswebnest
    Snopes has always been a liberal rag....here are some links for you
    http://online.wsj.com/article...
    http://www.bizjournals.com/sa...
    And this is one of my favorites: http://statisticbrain.com/wel...
    And of course, if you don't want to work, go to CA: http://www.ehow.com/info_1204...

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