Food Stamp Nation: As President Congratulates Himself on His Successes, 47 Million Eat Only Due to Government Welfare

Teach a man to fish, and he'll eat forever.

Give a man food stamps, and you've got a motivated Democratic voter.

Posted by: Ace at 05:41 PM



Comments

1 Damn ace.


A lil help from the Horde. If anybody has contact with AtC IRL, ask her if she wouldn't mind emailing me. My nic @gmail.com. I have info about a medication and side effects are fathers may have in common.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 12, 2013 04:03 PM (M4gDn)

2 Thats RACIST Considering the demographics of the participant, and I know I am also a Racist , but I got no free stuff..

Posted by: Clemenza at February 13, 2013 05:43 PM (x59Gv)

3 Teach?!

Posted by: Department of Education at February 13, 2013 05:43 PM (FcR7P)

4 Even though I did not watch obamas liefest last night it's hard to avoid all the fawning accolades going his way today. Uck and of course there is Rubios career ending sip of water..... Just about had all I can take...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at February 13, 2013 05:44 PM (9+ccr)

5 That article in the sidebar about hipsters and foodstamps was a good read. It's similar to what I imagine what ace would write if he was a psychiatrist with a smarter audience.

Posted by: Xander Crews at February 13, 2013 05:45 PM (NPqnO)

6 It's a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: King Baracka Vomitus I at February 13, 2013 05:45 PM (UOM48)

7 47 million on food stamps ? we only have another 270 million to jump in the pool...

Posted by: Clemenza at February 13, 2013 05:45 PM (x59Gv)

8 Yeah, all he had to say last might was "Who's your daddy now? Say, I'm your daddy!"

Posted by: L, elle at February 13, 2013 05:46 PM (kUq7A)

9 That's my daddy, yo! Feedin' the whole neighborhood!

Posted by: Chris Rock at February 13, 2013 05:47 PM (F6KtL)

10 One day, food will be abundant and free for everyone!
Well, everyone who matters.

Posted by: GalosGann at February 13, 2013 05:47 PM (BKyGT)

11 I am starting to believe with 47 million accounted for that this shit is starting to look more sinister and biblical each day...

Posted by: Clemenza at February 13, 2013 05:47 PM (x59Gv)

12
which brings to mind the importance of optics and opportunities...


Posted by: soothsayer holmes at February 13, 2013 05:47 PM (QL6OW)

13


btw, I loved how Rubio surrounded himself with 'victims' last night, i.e., victims of Obama's failed policies.

That woman Jill who lost her job because of Obamacare.

And that guy Jack who lost his job during Obama's recovery and can't afford to put gas in his car to look for a job.

And that nice couple from Wherever, USA who are burdened with tax debt wracked up Obama's cockamamie "green" spending programs such as Solyndra and now-Chinese-owned A-123 Battery.

oh wait, none of that never happened because the GOP would never ever think of doing it

Posted by: soothsayer at February 13, 2013 05:48 PM (b8TXQ)

14 Food stamps is PEOPLE!!!!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2013 05:48 PM (XkWWK)

15 8
Yeah, all he had to say last might was "Who's your daddy now? Say, I'm your daddy!"




He's our boss and our daddy!

Posted by: Chris Rocks for brains at February 13, 2013 05:48 PM (UOM48)

16 The dems believe that if you didn't have food stamps you'd have bread lines. That's what they say out loud. But they whisper that you need food stamps or the crime rate would soar and the people would riot. They whisper praise on the administration for paying off those inclined to riot with food stamps. When I initially heard this I was shocked and horrified but if a dem says it, it's not racist, right? It's only racist if a republcian says it.

Posted by: Smokey the Bear at February 13, 2013 05:48 PM (/b8+5)

17 Take a number...

Posted by: Clemenza at February 13, 2013 05:49 PM (x59Gv)

18 Thanks, liberalism. Thanks for destroying the human spirit while calling it compassion.

What a swell bunch you leftists all are. Oh and thanks for openly cheering the efforts of a mass murderer... now I have an idea of how loudly you will cheer when they come after us.

Posted by: weew at February 13, 2013 05:49 PM (ElfHn)

19
Obama Cheese!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 13, 2013 05:49 PM (p/cQy)

20 I am at the point (actually, well past the point) of becoming physically ill at the sight or sound of SCOAMF and any leftist.

They really make me puke.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2013 05:50 PM (XkWWK)

21
"He's a rough, tough lover with a sentimental plan" as Aretha Franklin might have put it.

Posted by: Virginia Hefferman at February 13, 2013 05:50 PM (4cRnj)

22 Food stamps should only allow you to buy milk, bread, rice, beans, fresh vegetables and meat. No prepared meals like frozen pizzas or TV dinners. I'll throw in spaghettios because I'm a compassionate conservative.

Posted by: polynikes at February 13, 2013 05:50 PM (m2CN7)

23 @ 16 if your a Whitey it is a trifecta of Racisn..

Posted by: Clemenza at February 13, 2013 05:51 PM (x59Gv)

24
I did not watch the SOTU last night but could not avoid a clip today.
What a disgrace to have a POTUS work a crowd, shout outs to fawning fans.
What was this thread topic? Oh yeah, the SCOAMTT is a SCOAMTTy SCOAMTT SCOAMTT SCOAMTT.
IMHO.

Posted by: Justamom of the LiB camp at February 13, 2013 05:51 PM (Sptt8)

25 Teach to fish? I hear a dog whistle.
Plus, those are 2 totally different unions.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at February 13, 2013 05:51 PM (Qxdfp)

26 47 million on food stamps, that means all he had to do was earn 20 million votes. Must be nice to be a liberal with that kind of built in advantage.

Posted by: Jollyroger at February 13, 2013 05:52 PM (t06LC)

27 Food stamps should be limited to whatever Moochelle is making those poor school kids eat.

Posted by: BignJames at February 13, 2013 05:52 PM (Sg0G/)

28 I live in the heart of NYU and I was very pleasantly surprised to find out tonight that my favorite doorman and the head maintenance guy are both Reaganite conservatives.

It figures. Both work with their hands and come from Puerto Rico and Eastern Europe respectively. The eggheads here do not understand the concept of work.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2013 05:52 PM (XkWWK)

29 I'm kind of wondering when the government will start sponsoring sports. Not just any sports, mind you, but real sports. You know, like the kind they used to have in the Colosseum.

Posted by: pep at February 13, 2013 05:53 PM (6TB1Z)

30 @ 12 don't look in the box.

Posted by: Clemenza at February 13, 2013 05:53 PM (x59Gv)

31
Teach a man to eat govt cheese and you teach him to eat govt cheese.

Its a parable from the Book of Obama.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 13, 2013 05:53 PM (p/cQy)

32 I am so sick and tired of obama trying to use class warfare to divide this Country and fool the stupid people which apparently is about 51-52% of the populace. But I am most sick and tired of hearing that the "Middle Class" drives the economy. NO IT DOES NOT. The Middle Class is the RESULT of a good economy not the driving force. What don't Republicans counter this absurd argument??????

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2013 05:53 PM (jE38p)

33
Teach a man to fish?

Not if we can help it.

Posted by: International Brotherhood of Flying Squid at February 13, 2013 05:53 PM (+z4pE)

34 Ted Cruz is really looking better and better (see GIF from Twitchy in sidebar).

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2013 05:53 PM (XkWWK)

35

Look at it this way, folks:

This gives teh Next Reagan an opportunity to resurrect the "welfare queen" line of attack.

Posted by: imp at February 13, 2013 05:53 PM (UaxA0)

36 I was stuck between two EBT recipients in a grocery store during the Christmas holiday. They were shouting over me, bitching about their baby daddies and I nearly stroked out.

The worst was a woman in line in front of me one day, wearing a "We Won!" t-shirt with Barry's mug on it, proudly and unashamedly handing her EBT card to the cashier.

I weep for what's left of this country, which ain't much.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2013 05:53 PM (UOM48)

37 Makes it confusing to define the "haves" and the "have nots".

Posted by: Soona at February 13, 2013 05:54 PM (tmdxK)

38 I'll throw in spaghettios because I'm a compassionate conservative.

Damn dirty RINO.

Posted by: pep at February 13, 2013 05:54 PM (6TB1Z)

39 Teach to fish? Primitive.

Posted by: Chrissie Whitebread Matthewn at February 13, 2013 05:54 PM (bGlsD)

40 I'm impressed by the Moron Horde. I cannot President of Orwellies Lies speak, and if he comes on, I immediately change the channel or turn off the set.

Posted by: shibumi at February 13, 2013 05:54 PM (z63Tr)

41 29 I'm kind of wondering when the government will start sponsoring sports. Not just any sports, mind you, but real sports. You know, like the kind they used to have in the Colosseum.
Posted by: pep at February 13, 2013 05:53 PM (6TB1Z)


Rollerball... (first chords of Bach's Cantata and Fugue in D Minor)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2013 05:54 PM (XkWWK)

42 29 I'm kind of wondering when the government will start sponsoring sports. Not just any sports, mind you, but real sports. You know, like the kind they used to have in the Colosseum.
Posted by: pep at February 13, 2013 05:53 PM (6TB1Z)

Midnight basketball with nines?

Posted by: BignJames at February 13, 2013 05:55 PM (Sg0G/)

43 Food stamps weren't nearly the problem when they were actual stamps that invoked some shame in usage. Let's call them what they are Government Provided Debit Cards.

Posted by: SH at February 13, 2013 05:55 PM (gmeXX)

44 @ 29 they did that already it is called collective redistribution of a piece of your ass to the many at tax time..

Posted by: Clemenza at February 13, 2013 05:55 PM (x59Gv)

45 Government as heroin dealer

the first taste is free...

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 13, 2013 05:55 PM (8sCoq)

46 34 Ted Cruz is really looking better and better (see GIF from Twitchy in sidebar).
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2013 05:53 PM (XkWWK)


This.

Posted by: alex at February 13, 2013 05:55 PM (4YlNx)

47

The Middle Class is the RESULT of a good economy
not the driving force.

Posted by: Nevergiveup




This is a great question to combine with an inquiry on how Obama things a rise in the MINIMUM wage helps the MIDDLE class.

Who the fuck is "lower class" (or euphemistically "working class") if minimum wage earners are "middle class"?

Posted by: imp at February 13, 2013 05:55 PM (UaxA0)

48 45 Government as heroin dealer

the first taste is free...
Posted by: Jones in CO at February 13, 2013 05:55 PM (8sCoq)


President Sportin' Life.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2013 05:55 PM (XkWWK)

49 I noticed a Shell station near us a while back with a sign:

EBT cards welcome here!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2013 05:56 PM (UOM48)

50 Where is this Ted Cruz gif.

Posted by: SH at February 13, 2013 05:56 PM (gmeXX)

51 A lot of people on food stamps have relatives that can help them out, some are even wealthy.

Posted by: alex at February 13, 2013 05:56 PM (4YlNx)

52 50 Where is this Ted Cruz gif.
Posted by: SH at February 13, 2013 05:56 PM (gmeXX)

In the sidebar.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2013 05:57 PM (XkWWK)

53 dammit. should be "welcomed" ....

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2013 05:57 PM (UOM48)

54 @ 36 I often think about my CCW when˜I get stuck in that situation

Posted by: Clemenza at February 13, 2013 05:57 PM (x59Gv)

55 Can't wait for when Barry says he focused like a laser on fixing a computer glitch which prevents EIBT benefits from being issued ... for two years.

All the want is food, for God's sake!

Posted by: Dusty at February 13, 2013 05:58 PM (KR2Ca)

56

Just wait until after amnesty kicks in. Since resident aliens can get food stamps*, 100 million with a bullet at the Federal though.

*not that many illegals aren't already getting them.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 13, 2013 05:58 PM (kdS6q)

57 In the meantime, King Putz has an auntie and a drunkle living off our dime, here illegally.

Has there every been a presidunce in our history who had family members on the public dole?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2013 05:58 PM (UOM48)

58 How many of those food stamp recipients are fatasses, thereby justifying Mooch's 'Don't eat like me program?'

Seems like we'd solve the problem AND save money if we just didn't feed them.

Posted by: zsasz at February 13, 2013 05:58 PM (MMC8r)

59 Food stamps weren't nearly the problem when they were actual stamps that invoked some shame in usage. Let's call them what they are Government Provided Debit Cards.
Posted by: SH at February 13, 2013 05:55 PM (gmeXX)


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How 'bout Government Tit cards. Or Schlub Cards.

Posted by: Soona at February 13, 2013 05:59 PM (tmdxK)

60 And don't forget that the food stamp application in most states asks you if you want to *hint, hint* register to vote. Gee, I wonder if the online apps record your info and you get one of those friendly "issue" emails from your favorite Dem with scary talk of cuts in food stamps if you don't vote (D)? Naaaaa, could never happen.

Posted by: jeannebodine at February 13, 2013 05:59 PM (x0dlI)

61 Carl's Junior-F*ck you I'm eating....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 13, 2013 05:59 PM (LRFds)

62 Burn we much

Posted by: Eaton Cox at February 13, 2013 05:59 PM (q177U)

63 22 I'll throw in spaghettios because I'm a compassionate conservative.

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I'm sure Chef Boy-R-Dee appreciates your compassion in referring to spaghettios as food.

Posted by: Assault Citizen Anachronda at February 13, 2013 05:59 PM (NmR1a)

64 D'oh. why didn't the link take?

All the want is food, for God's sake! ....http://tinyurl.com/ccurn6d

Posted by: Dusty at February 13, 2013 06:00 PM (KR2Ca)

65 39
Teach to fish? Primitive.


Posted by: Chrissie Whitebread Matthewn at February 13, 2013 05:54 PM (bGlsD)

well yes, now the govt (taxpayer) will have to scrape up the money for a license, and what you are allowed to fish for. and how about a fish limit a week?
and if someone blows it and catches enough, we might have to cough up their fines.

Posted by: ette at February 13, 2013 06:00 PM (nqBYe)

66
attn: Boston sports fans

radio-talker Glenn Ordway FIRED from WEEI

because of shitty ratings and his big $$ contract, I understand

Posted by: soothsayer holmes at February 13, 2013 06:00 PM (QL6OW)

67 57 Has there every been a presidunce in our history who had family members on the public dole?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2013 05:58 PM (UOM4


Let's face it; we've been taken over by the Cal Berkeley Student Council and Angela Davis (with the detachable penis).

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2013 06:00 PM (XkWWK)

68 There is so much abuse in the system it is unbelievable.

There are two main themes the pubs need to push, in my view:

1) Limited federal government get out of people's lives and business every day, fiscally sound and only engage in warmaking when necessary for our defense;
and
2) we are for the people that work and want to work. period. we believe in safety nets, not hammocks.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 13, 2013 06:00 PM (tVTLU)

69 or maybe we have to buy them a decent fishing boat

Posted by: ette at February 13, 2013 06:00 PM (nqBYe)

70 I'm kind of wondering when the government will start sponsoring sports. Not just any sports, mind you, but real sports.

Contestants are dropped into a winter wilderness in California...

Posted by: t-bird at February 13, 2013 06:00 PM (FcR7P)

71 Nice piece over at Breitbart about "good hate" according to the lefty media....

this "good hate" is gonna get folks killed on a big scale.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 13, 2013 06:01 PM (LRFds)

72 Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day.

Teach a man to vote, and he'll eat all the damn time.

Posted by: zsasz at February 13, 2013 06:01 PM (MMC8r)

73 My friend tells me the story of when he just started as a State Farm agent he was making about $150 week net after expenses and struggling with a wife and new baby and working 80 hrs a week. He was at the grocery check out with a lady with a cart full of sirloins and ribeyes , etc and he was there with the usual pack of hotdogs and bread. He said he told himself he would be just like that lady one day and able to fill up a cart with all the excess granted by success and then he saw her pull out the food stamps. Deflated him big time. And made him angrier when he saw her in the parking lot getting into a fairly new car. This was in the 80's.

Posted by: polynikes at February 13, 2013 06:01 PM (m2CN7)

74 72 Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day.

Teach a man to vote, and he'll eat all the damn time.
Posted by: zsasz at February 13, 2013 06:01 PM (MMC8r)


Teach a man to vote, and he'll vote multiple times per day.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2013 06:01 PM (XkWWK)

75
I miss the old days when I could afford what I wanted to eat.

I just passed my fifth anniversary of Funemployment. To mark this momentus day, I got online to see if I could get food stamps.

I do not qualify.

My income is exactly $0.00 and I Do Not Qualify For Foodstamps.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 13, 2013 06:02 PM (+z4pE)

76 There is a problem when our societal memes do not match our society (go look up the technical sociology terms yer own darn self).

In other words, we keep verbalizing and telling ourselves that America is the greatest!!!!111one!

Then we, and our gov't, do the crap that we've been doing for the past 50 years.

And you wonder why there's a disconnect? Why so many people could associate 'high levels of food stamps' with 'America is great'?

LIV: "I see all this gov't behavior AND they keep telling me America is the best in the world, therefore all this gov't behavior must be a good thing." ("Plus, I'm an idiot who doesn't understand that Govt =/= America.")

/rant

Posted by: Tonic Dog at February 13, 2013 06:02 PM (X/+QT)

77 HHS could full out "administratively repeal" welfare reform, to the point where the media couldn't obfuscate about it, and Dems would still call attacking that racist

all those cycle of dependency arguments pre-1996? white identity politics maaan. welfare was workin' great!

Posted by: JDP at February 13, 2013 06:02 PM (60GaT)

78 Only an economic illiterate would celebrate a dramatic increase in food stamp usage during his administration, but let's put that aside. Here's the big question: what happens the first day those government-issued debit cards don't work? As an ancilliary, how much longer do you suppose it will be before we find out?

Posted by: troyriser at February 13, 2013 06:02 PM (vtiE6)

79 37 Makes it confusing to define the "haves" and the "have nots".
Posted by: Soona at February 13, 2013 05:54 PM (tmdxK)

Nah, it's easy. The have nots are eating prime cuts of meat. The have's are eating pasta and having their paychecks virtually cut in half overnight.

Makes you wonder who really is smarter.

Posted by: Smokey the Bear at February 13, 2013 06:03 PM (/b8+5)

80 or maybe we have to buy them a decent fishing boat


Posted by: ette at February 13, 2013 06:00 PM

See, it's too hard and expensive.

Posted by: Chrissie Whitebread Matthewn at February 13, 2013 06:03 PM (bGlsD)

81 Did the coroner identify the fried fekete from Big Bear?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2013 06:03 PM (XkWWK)

82 My husband's secretary told him she's ashamed to know a family of five here, on the public dole, and ALL FIVE of them have Obamaphones.

I mean, why work? Free phones, food, housing...

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2013 06:03 PM (UOM48)

83 The enemy is but strawmen to be burned.

Posted by: King Barry the Smug at February 13, 2013 06:03 PM (UzPAd)

84 Has there every been a presidunce in our history who had family members on the public dole?

Even Billy Carter had enough on the ball to get paid for putting his name on some really terrible beer.

Posted by: pep at February 13, 2013 06:04 PM (6TB1Z)

85 On food stamps, forfeit your right to vote.

Won't happen, but a guy can dream.

Posted by: SH at February 13, 2013 06:04 PM (gmeXX)

86 TLDR:

'The State of the Union is Fabulous.


Now, all power to the Supreme Soviet, comrades.
All power to the Supreme Soviet FTW.'

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 13, 2013 06:04 PM (ZuCIK)

87 Here's the Food Stamp President's theme song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cmo6MRYf5g

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 13, 2013 06:04 PM (8sCoq)

88 The Government feeds 47 million? So you see, comrades, Leftism really does work!

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 13, 2013 06:04 PM (ZuCIK)

89

"47 Million Eat Only Due to Government Welfare"

... and Teh JEF is challenging us to fund his various programs for ... a better tomorrow ... or something.


BO is acting like a gambler a gambling addict a losing gambler ... nothing he's proposed or funded has succeeded broken even stayed above water ... and he wants us to spend even more money ... in the hopes that SOMETHING will succeed (?)


47 million needs to be the limit. No more. No more spending, no more credit. Perform or walk away.

This string of failures needs to be publicized.

Calling Rand Paul ...

Posted by: Arbalest at February 13, 2013 06:04 PM (Ggp1i)

90 47 Million Eat Only Due to Government WelfareI can't find the study that showed that only 10% of recipients really and truly have no other source of sustenance; the rest would be able to eat but have to use household money currently spent on other things to buy food.

And if you notice that "other things" include mani-pedis, strippers, booze/tobacco, designer sneaks, newly-released electronics, etc, you're a racist. So don't.

Posted by: Radish at February 13, 2013 06:04 PM (/kI1Q)

91 75
I miss the old days when I could afford what I wanted to eat.

I just passed my fifth anniversary of Funemployment. To mark this momentus day, I got online to see if I could get food stamps.

I do not qualify.

My income is exactly $0.00 and I Do Not Qualify For Foodstamps.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 13, 2013 06:02 PM (+z4pE)


I would imagine that a lot of folks are not exactly telling the whole truth to get their food stamps. But hey, if they could not find a single non citizen on food stamps, the rest know they aren't going to get caught.

Posted by: Smokey the Bear at February 13, 2013 06:04 PM (/b8+5)

92 For every person receiving government assistance there's half a dozen government workers administering the programs. The person receiving assistance is just one vote, the government workers are more votes and also union dues donations to campaigns.

Posted by: math is hard at February 13, 2013 06:05 PM (8/bPb)

93 Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 13, 2013 06:02 PM (+z4pE)

Do what I did when unemployed. I knew every happy hour buffet in town. I ate more than I possibly needed for the price of a beer.

Posted by: polynikes at February 13, 2013 06:05 PM (m2CN7)

94

We can't have people being helped by their families or private charities. Then the people receiving help might feel inspired to become self-reliant.

Onca again:
Feature, not bug.

Posted by: Justamom of the LiB camp at February 13, 2013 06:05 PM (Sptt8)

95 I just passed my fifth anniversary of Funemployment. To mark this momentus day, I got online to see if I could get food stamps.



I do not qualify.



My income is exactly $0.00 and I Do Not Qualify For Foodstamps.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 13, 2013 06:02 PM (+z4pE)




How is that possible?!

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2013 06:06 PM (X6akg)

96 Does that 47 MM include the breakfast and lunch we provide as part of public education.

Posted by: SH at February 13, 2013 06:06 PM (gmeXX)

97 85
On food stamps, forfeit your right to vote.



unnnnnhhhhhhhhhhh

Posted by: pep at February 13, 2013 06:06 PM (6TB1Z)

98 My income is exactly $0.00 and I Do Not Qualify For Foodstamps.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 13, 2013 06:02 PM (+z4pE)


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I take it you're of European descent.

Posted by: Soona at February 13, 2013 06:06 PM (tmdxK)

99 "92 For every person receiving government assistance there's half a dozen government workers administering the programs. The person receiving assistance is just one vote, the government workers are more votes and also union dues donations to campaigns.

Posted by: math is hard at February 13, 2013 06:05 PM (8/bPb) "

This.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 13, 2013 06:07 PM (ZuCIK)

100 So you see, comrades, Leftism really does create lots of jobs!

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 13, 2013 06:08 PM (ZuCIK)

101 My income is exactly $0.00 and I Do Not Qualify For Foodstamps.

Put a vowel on the end of your name and invent three undocumented children.

Posted by: Radish at February 13, 2013 06:08 PM (/kI1Q)

102 I mentioned on the thread below, but check out the water drinkin' on Drudge. Heh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2013 06:09 PM (UOM48)

103 That fucking fucker in the White House (racist!) is a fucking liar and poverty pimp. Fuck you King FuckUp.

Too strong?

Posted by: dogfish at February 13, 2013 06:09 PM (N2yhW)

104
Happy hour!
I swear I was just remembering those days.
Being a waitress myself, I always tipped.

Stole some tp from a public restroom the other day just for old time's sake. Don't wanna lose my touch.

Posted by: Justamom of the LiB camp at February 13, 2013 06:09 PM (Sptt8)

105 29 I'm kind of wondering when the government will start sponsoring sports. Not just any sports, mind you, but real sports. You know, like the kind they used to have in the Colosseum.


They'll call it The Hunger Games.

Posted by: puddleglum at February 13, 2013 06:10 PM (pAUVV)

106
We can't have people being helped by their families or private charities. Then the people receiving help might feel inspired to become self-reliant.

We can't even have a decent economy whereby we could work for a decent wage. The Dims have gradually destroyed that so they could step in and provide food stamps.

It's what they do. And the FSA just keeps on voting for them. I agree with Annie Coulter: if we had a press that told the truth, would there be any Dims in office?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 13, 2013 06:10 PM (+z4pE)

107 And ace stomps on his own thread.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2013 06:11 PM (UOM48)

108 Food stamps is stimulus!

Posted by: Italian, Catholic grandma Pelosi at February 13, 2013 06:11 PM (5SlKF)

109 46
34 Ted Cruz is really looking better and better (see GIF from Twitchy in sidebar).
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2013 05:53 PM (XkWWK)

This.Posted by: alex at February 13, 2013 05:55 PM (4YlNx)

This has probably been covered to death in the past, but I need a refresher. Ted Cruz's dad was a US immigrant from Cuba, his mom is American, BUT he was born in Calgary. He's still a US citizen, right? OR does being born in Canada negate him from ever running for the big job?

Posted by: LizLem at February 13, 2013 06:12 PM (8wqqE)

110
Killing jobs; another feature, not a bug.
For our own good, because SCOAMTT knows best how we should live.

Posted by: Justamom of the LiB camp at February 13, 2013 06:13 PM (Sptt8)

111 IIRC, Backwards, you are in North Florida. I , too, went thru an extended term of unemployment (3.5 yrs) there. I think EBTs are issued based on household income. My wife was/is disabled so our income was zero. We gotbenefits until I landed a minimum wage part time job. I was never so glad to get a tiny paycheck in my life, just to get out from under that stigma.

Doing much better now: got a great job going in the door and just this past Friday got 66% jump in salary (Now making what I did 3.5 years ago). Hang in there, pal.

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at February 13, 2013 06:13 PM (NQdDJ)

112 I knew every happy hour buffet in town. I ate more than I possibly needed for the price of a beer.

Posted by: polynikes at February 13, 2013 06:05 PM (m2CN7)


that's how I got through graduate school; all the pizza and wings you could eat for $3.99, 11 am - 2pm ( late 70s )

Posted by: DOA in Scrambletown, FLA at February 13, 2013 06:14 PM (Dll6b)

113

Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day drinking beer.


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 13, 2013 06:15 PM (iNcoE)

114 Ace, you wrote something less than 140 characters, and you haven't tweeted this yet????

Posted by: Bill from Chappaqua at February 13, 2013 06:15 PM (0SXI6)

115 With all the new grocery chains popping up, would one that didn't accept EBT be a hit, and like FoxNews dominate its segment. I'm sure it would have to be a "club" store to,get around some bs law or regulation. Non-union of course.

Posted by: Jean at February 13, 2013 06:17 PM (XwRIg)

116 Food stamps weren't nearly the problem when they were actual stamps that invoked some shame in usage.

The ease of transferring the old stamp-stamps--trading them for cash/whatever--sent less (and fewer) distorting market signals (more exchange = more information), and priced in some of the "shame." The more below face value they were going for, the more would be bought and passed. The "shame equilibrium" was about 50%, from what I saw.

The least economically damaging thing the government could do for The Poor is hand them stacks of our stolen money to spend on whatever they want. But getting people stuck in The System is more important to "us."

As was "shame"--which the (black-ish) market could deal with. But the market can't respond sanely to tens of millions of people stuck--really stuck--buying way more (or more expensive) food than they want (in aggregate).

So, have some inflation.

Less filling!

Posted by: oblig. at February 13, 2013 06:17 PM (cePv8)

117
I take it you're of European descent.

I don't think I could be any whiter.

How is that possible?!

B'Gal's SS. They calculate it by household down here. As you might have guessed, we've downsized like a mofo these past few years. There's nothing left for us to cut: we don't eat out, I've postponed dental work for years, my 22-yo truck isn't running because I can't afford the part to fix it.

SMOD would be welcome right about now.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 13, 2013 06:18 PM (+z4pE)

118
Just a reminder too you all. Today is Ash Wednesday.

Posted by: Chris Dorner at February 13, 2013 06:22 PM (flZ3I)

119 Just a reminder too you all. Today is Ash Wednesday.

Posted by: Chris Dorner at February 13, 2013 06:22 PM (flZ3I)

That goes doubly for all you Branch Davidians

Posted by: David Koresh at February 13, 2013 06:26 PM (0SXI6)

120 51A lot of people on food stamps have relatives that can help them out, some are even wealthy.Posted by: alex at February 13, 2013 05:56 PM (4YlNx)Don't count on them helping you though.

Posted by: George Obama at February 13, 2013 06:31 PM (flZ3I)

121 Aha!! ONce again...the number 47 rears its uppity head!! 4 + 7 = 11!! Don't ya know what that measn??? 40 acres and a mule (plus 6 mules...for good behavior) AHAAA!!! The white man tryin to keep Borack Obama down!!

Posted by: Sinister Farrah Shakakhan at February 13, 2013 06:45 PM (7YnaR)

122 I'm kind of wondering when the government will start sponsoring sports. Not just any sports, mind you, but real sports. You know, like the kind they used to have in the Colosseum.
Posted by: pep at February 13, 2013 05:53 PM (6TB1Z)

Soon, I'm guessing. Civilizational decline seems to follow a pattern with maybe a few cultural variations here and there but almost boring in its dismal sameness. But hey, that doesn't mean we should give in or give up. There's still goodness in the world. There's always hope.

Posted by: troyriser at February 13, 2013 06:52 PM (vtiE6)

123 So the hunger games was a template?

Posted by: Smokey the Bear at February 13, 2013 08:14 PM (/b8+5)

124 "Light a man a fire and he'll be warm for one night, light a man afire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

That's from Ankh-Morpork via Terry Pratchett.

Posted by: iowaan at February 13, 2013 09:04 PM (hXclJ)

125 Let me give you a brief history of food stamps/commodities (from what I know.)

Way back, people got commodities. They got a big box with powdered milk, grains, beans, canned meat, cheese, butter and other items. They also could get recipe books on how to plan menus and cook up the stuff. (I believe "native Americans" still get commodites.) People would trade off the stuff they didn't like, but they had real food and wouldn't starve if they could cook.

Then they started food stamps, which were in a booklet. Depending upon the time frame, you would get change or vouchers for your change, if you did not spend the full dollar amount. They were good only for groceries, not prepared food and could not be used for things like laundry soap.

The grocery stores saw all of this as a good deal and wanted to increase what could be purchased. So they started allowing purchases of things like already made sandwiches from convenience stores. I once saw someone fill up a cart with those, real waste because they could have bought the makings a lot cheaper. Once you could buy prepared food, they increased the types of stores you could buy from. And, also they decided it was just too humiliating to deal with those little pieces of paper, so they went to the EBT cards. The amount of fraud on those is amazing.

When they figure out what your income is, they will add up the bills you have and assume you are able to pay them. That is your "income". I haven't dealt with food stamps in a decade or two, so they may have gone with percentages that they use for rent, etc. There have been periods where single and childless couples can't get food stamps, but obviously, this is not one of those times. From what I can tell about a friend, recently in jail, they continue to dump funds onto the EBT for several months, before they expect you to let them know that you are still alive. He had several hundred dollars waiting on his card when he got out of jail.

Back in the 60s, I had friends with kids on food stamps. Holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas were really hard, because they fall at the end of the month. They had to be really frugal to have a nice holiday dinner. Same women were able to make their own bread and really budget to buy what they needed. Of course, those were also the women that got off welfare just as soon as the kids were old enough for school. Now, it's like a career and you never want to leave.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 13, 2013 09:49 PM (5HBd1)






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