More Americans than ever before will be using food stamps this Thanksgiving

posted at 1:56 pm on November 21, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Marco Rubio said something the other day that made me want to jump up and cheer: “The way to turn our economy around is not by making rich people poorer, it’s by making poor people richer.” Whoomp, there it is! That, right there, is a masterfully simple and succinct way to take the Democrats’ constant refrains of “fairness” and turn them on their head. The way to help people become more prosperous is definitely not by taking wealth away from some people and having the government divvy it up as they see fit among other people. To paraphrase Frederic Bastiat, a bad economist looks merely to the effects that are immediately seen, while a good economist looks for the effects that are not immediately apparent — and the long-term effects of that kind of redistributionist thinking are that you eventually run out of other people’s money, and that everybody is fighting over a much smaller, less prosperous pie.

Instead of going for just taxing the bejeesus out of the rich to try and solve all of our problems and justify our big-government spending binges, what we need to be doing is fostering economic policies that allow people to lift themselves up through job-and-wealth creation. As Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan said in various ways on the campaign trail, Republicans aren’t trying to abolish all welfare programs — they’re trying to create an economy in which people neither need nor want to participate in welfare programs, because there are so many attractive opportunities available in the private sector… a situation from which President Obama has only moved us farther and farther away. Via U.S. News:

Usage of food stamps among low and no-income families has spiked since the collapse of the U.S. financial system four years ago. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, average participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamp program, has increased 70 percent since 2007. And economists have warned that usage of food stamps won’t go down until unemployment improves.

This Thanksgiving, 42.2 million Americans will be on food stamps, according to the Economic Policy Institute. This is roughly the size of the populations of California and Connecticut combined.

Not surprisingly, feeding millions of Americans isn’t cheap. The cost of the SNAP program last year reached $72 billion, the highest to date, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Although this trend got started before President Obama took office, has he managed to turn the tide at all? No. All of his ‘solutions’ have only lead to little more than stagnation and malaise. Obama’s policies, i.e. more bureaucracy, more regulation, and expanding the federal budget, are impediments to economic growth that deprive resources from the more productive and innovative private sector. Just getting the rich to pay their “fair share” without bothering to put the United States on a sustainable spending plan is not going to create the economic boom for which everyone’s been hoping.


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Racist dog whistle!!!!!!!(droooool)!!!!

/chrismatthews

CurtZHP on November 21, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Where mine at eh?

Scrumpy on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps? Should poor people just let their kids starve? By the way, can we talk about the quality of food offered to food stamp recipients? I purchased a WIC approved jar of pasta sauce at Kroger recently. It was inedible, packed with preservatives and seemed primarily to be made of ketchup. I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

The new normal…

… suck on it.

Seven Percent Solution on November 21, 2012 at 2:01 PM

It isn’t an old-fashioned family holiday unless you help Mom swipe the EBT card at the store.

And don’t forget the ciggies and lotto tickets!

jangle12 on November 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps? Should poor people just let their kids starve? By the way, can we talk about the quality of food offered to food stamp recipients? I purchased a WIC approved jar of pasta sauce at Kroger recently. It was inedible, packed with preservatives and seemed primarily to be made of ketchup. I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

If the state administers to them at the behest (voting) if their fellow citize4ns, then nothing.
But when it’s being administered by the Federal govt which has no enumerated power to do so?
Everything.

Badger40 on November 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I purchased a WIC approved jar of pasta sauce at Kroger recently. It was inedible, packed with preservatives and seemed primarily to be made of ketchup. I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I watch people on food stamps right here in the little area of SW ND in my local grocery store. Those people have technological innovations I cannot afford: iPad, iPod, newer car, nice furniture & applicances, etc.
THEN after the EBT purchase, they buy, with CASH, ciggies! And lotto tickets!
Me? I could get food stamps. But I’m a fool taking care of myself bcs I actually still can. I forgo the fancy things & buy my own damned FOOD.

Badger40 on November 21, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Meh…

Photograph shows a grocery receipt for steak and lobster purchased with food stamps.

Seven Percent Solution on November 21, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I can’t wait til the money runs out. Gonna be fun.

SirGawain on November 21, 2012 at 2:05 PM

The Socialist States of America . . . no joke this time.

Thank you enlightened voters, you really stuck it to us this time.

rplat on November 21, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Well the GOP failed to beat a president with this record, what those that say about the Party? Oh I forgot it is Christie’s fault.
Until we can make a decent conservative argument why our policies are better, we will continue to loose presidential elections.

celticdefender on November 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps? Should poor people just let their kids starve? By the way, can we talk about the quality of food offered to food stamp recipients? I purchased a WIC approved jar of pasta sauce at Kroger recently. It was inedible, packed with preservatives and seemed primarily to be made of ketchup. I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Sorry champ, food stamps and WIC are two different programs and pasta sauce is not a WIC approved item.

opustx on November 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps? Should poor people just let their kids starve?

Really? It’s the record number of people under Hope and Change’s regime that you should focus on, not your buying habits which East Georgia College provides…for now.

sentinelrules on November 21, 2012 at 2:07 PM

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Since you obviously can’t read or comprehend the English language, let me point out something you seem to have missed from the above commenatry:

Republicans aren’t trying to abolish all welfare programs — they’re trying to create an economy in which people neither need nor want to participate in welfare programs, because there are so many attractive opportunities available in the private sector.

Next time, think before you try butting into an adult conversation.

psrch on November 21, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Marco Rubio said something the other day that made me want to jump up and cheer: “The way to turn our economy around is not by making rich people poorer, it’s by making poor people richer.” Whoomp, there it is!

Oh my, Erika, you miss the whole boat entirely here.

The Left/Donk process for making the poor richer is is to give them more stuff/benefits at the expense of others, preferably the rich. Earnership and ownership by the poor has nothing to do with it.

Why do you think they despise the Santa Claus meme so?

Bruno Strozek on November 21, 2012 at 2:11 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps? Should poor people just let their kids starve? By the way, can we talk about the quality of food offered to food stamp recipients? I purchased a WIC approved jar of pasta sauce at Kroger recently. It was inedible, packed with preservatives and seemed primarily to be made of ketchup. I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Doesn’t it bother you that more and more people find themselves ON them? That’s not a sign of economic success.

I have no problem with their use by those with a legitimate need, as long as those folks are minding the rest of their budget. That means no smartphones, no cable/satellite, no iPads, or, frankly, other extras they don’t need (i.e. cigarettes).

changer1701 on November 21, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Please pass the federal handout mashed potatoes. Gee Mom, this federal welfare Turkey tastes great! It’s so moist! Did you inject it with Federal Handout Butter?

portlandon on November 21, 2012 at 2:12 PM

And you can be sure that the most characteristic feeling of the average EBT-card user is gratitude!

Tzetzes on November 21, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Speaking of foodstamps, one of their congressman is about to resign for corruption:

Brother: Rep. Jesse Jackson (D) to announce resignation

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-brother-rep-jackson-to-announce-resignation-20121121,0,3302727.story

sentinelrules on November 21, 2012 at 2:12 PM

The food-stamp president.

Erika. That’s TOTALLY racist.

/dog whistle (and I don’t mean the sound you make pronouncing the letter ‘s’ after you eat dog)

Paul-Cincy on November 21, 2012 at 2:12 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps? Should poor people just let their kids starve?

Why, won’t you take money out of your pocket to feed them yourself?

Moreover, everyone is quite aware that Obama supporters like yourself lie about and gorge yourself on food stamps rather than working, so who the hell cares?

By the way, can we talk about the quality of food offered to food stamp recipients? I purchased a WIC approved jar of pasta sauce at Kroger recently. It was inedible, packed with preservatives and seemed primarily to be made of ketchup. I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Read the previous link.

Meanwhile, sure, no problem; I would be more than supportive of stating that food stamps can only be used to purchase fresh produce, lean meats, and healthy whole-grain staples such as flour. No processed foods, no soft drinks, no cigarettes, no Kool-Aid, no pastries — and no cash back.

But unfortunately, your Obama Party says that is racist.

northdallasthirty on November 21, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Sorry champ, food stamps and WIC are two different programs and pasta sauce is not a WIC approved item.

opustx on November 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM

What a surprise. Obama supporter lies.

Who wants to bet that libfreeordie a) doesn’t pay taxes and b) lies about its income to receive food stamps? It’s an Obama supporter with black skin, so we know it doesn’t think it should ever have to pay for anything.

northdallasthirty on November 21, 2012 at 2:15 PM

NIce to see the holiday spirit here in loserville!

Choke down that Turkey teabaggers!

tommyhawk on November 21, 2012 at 2:17 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps? Should poor people just let their kids starve?

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Well…yes. That would probably help with their weight problem. Its hard to take you seriously when obesity is such a major problem with the ‘poor’.

sharrukin on November 21, 2012 at 2:18 PM

tommyhawk, Happy Thanksgiving, fool.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Leftist plankton, go to the caption contest thread.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 2:19 PM

NIce to see the holiday spirit here in loserville!

Choke down that Turkey teabaggers!

tommyhawk on November 21, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Why would a liberal celebrate Thanksgiving? The slaughter of millions of turkeys and of the Indians.

What kind of libtard are you?

sentinelrules on November 21, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Foodstamp is the new n-word apparently. Weird cuz just yesterday incompetent was the new n-word dealing with Susan Rice.

gsherin on November 21, 2012 at 2:19 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps? Should poor people just let their kids starve?

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Your concept of “poor” is very malplaced. See India, where, contrary to UN claims, leprocy still flourishes.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 2:20 PM

LOL- Some people still think the legacy of the Obamunist being the

Food Stamp President- is a bad thing.

Au contraire comrades…..

FlaMurph on November 21, 2012 at 2:20 PM

I purchased a WIC approved jar of pasta sauce at Kroger recently. It was inedible, packed with altreservatives and seemed primarily to be made of ketchup. I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

where to start. Lib, if you had listened to your caseworker the state is interested in you and your childrens’ health. Health food makes for healthy babies and mothers…and food should not make people sick.

so your food coupons are for health foods…yum, yum…low in sugar, salt, etc. Heathy…everyone want you and your children healthy and happy…so that sauce…healthy..yum, yum. No hypertension, no diabetes, no obesity.

your government cares for you..even if you don’t know it.

r keller on November 21, 2012 at 2:20 PM

tommyhawk on November 21, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Does your Mom know that you’re on the computer, again?

kingsjester on November 21, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Obama has divided, deprived and depleted the land, more than any other president.

Enjoy the misery, and it is just the midpoint.

His aims are being met – bring the US to the level of the mediocre rest of the world, while he and Michelle enjoy the lobsters.

What fools reside in all the world.

The US is blindly self-destructive.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 2:22 PM

OBAMA= GOD

gop = devil

Repeat as needed for next four years.

PappyD61 on November 21, 2012 at 2:23 PM

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Why would you be on foodstamps?

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 2:23 PM

By the way, can we talk about the quality of food offered to food stamp recipients? I purchased a WIC approved jar of pasta sauce at Kroger recently. It was inedible,
libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

.
you are so behind.
You sell your EBT dollars for .75c on the dollar- take the cash and
Partay like its 1999 !

Rinse and repeat.

FlaMurph on November 21, 2012 at 2:24 PM

I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.
 
libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

 
Funny that this should come up. Today I was passed by a refrigerated meat-truck (T-bones and sirloins right out of the back, apparently), and the “EBT APPROVED!” sticker on the side was just as big as the company logo.

rogerb on November 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM

This is exactly what the Dems want – voters on the government roles for as long as possible. Those voters are being entrenched in the mindset of take from the rich give to the poor and don’t ever vote out my sugar daddy. The current state of dependency didn’t come about by chance – this is exactly what the Dems planned.

rsherwd65 on November 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM

More Americans than ever before will be using food stamps this Thanksgiving

And the ALL voted for Obama-even the non-citizens.

MaiDee on November 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Happy Thankfoodstamps for some and Happy Thanks-for-giving for the rest.

earlgrey133 on November 21, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Welcome to the age of Obama…

mnjg on November 21, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Here is what we decided for the holiday season :
NO turkey donations
NO food bank donations
NO cash or kind donations to any charities
NO toy donations
NO clothing and coat donations .
Nothing.

burrata on November 21, 2012 at 2:27 PM

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Why would you be on foodstamps?

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Still waiting for her Bachelor Degree in abstract expressionism to bring in the big bucks?

sharrukin on November 21, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Foodstamp is the new n-word apparently. Weird cuz just yesterday incompetent was the new n-word dealing with Susan Rice.

gsherin on November 21, 2012 at 2:19 PM

When will the 2013 dictionary of racist code words come out? I got some Christmas shopping to do. /sarc.

earlgrey133 on November 21, 2012 at 2:27 PM

This is exactly what the Dems want – voters on the government roles for as long as possible. Those voters are being entrenched in the mindset of take from the rich give to the poor and don’t ever vote out my sugar daddy. The current state of dependency didn’t come about by chance – this is exactly what the Dems planned.

rsherwd65 on November 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM

That is why the class warfare bewteen the Producers and the Parasites should be our main strategy in the next four years… We need to rile up the Producers against the Parasites…

mnjg on November 21, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Speaking of Bastiat:

It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder.

What are the consequences of such a perversion? It would require volumes to describe them all. Thus we must content ourselves with pointing out the most striking.

In the first place, it erases from everyone’s conscience the distinction between justice and injustice.

No society can exist unless the laws are respected to a certain degree. The safest way to make laws respected is to make them respectable. When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law. These two evils are of equal consequence, and it would be difficult for a person to choose between them.

The nature of law is to maintain justice. This is so much the case that, in the minds of the people, law and justice are one and the same thing. There is in all of us a strong disposition to believe that anything lawful is also legitimate. This belief is so widespread that many persons have erroneously held that things are “just” because law makes them so. Thus, in order to make plunder appear just and sacred to many consciences, it is only necessary for the law to decree and sanction it. Slavery, restrictions, and monopoly find defenders not only among those who profit from them but also among those who suffer from them.

Akzed on November 21, 2012 at 2:29 PM

NIce to see the holiday spirit here in loserville!

Choke down that Turkey teabaggers!

tommyhawk on November 21, 2012 at 2:17 PM

When the inevitable crash comes (whether it be tomorrow or in another few years, but it’s coming), who do you think will be left standing?

Us who have paid attention and have appropriately prepared? Or you and yours who are waiting for the government to wipe your butts?

So Merry F&cking Christmas/Happy Thanksgiving. Bring it on.

kim roy on November 21, 2012 at 2:32 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps? Should poor people just let their kids starve? By the way, can we talk about the quality of food offered to food stamp recipients? I purchased a WIC approved jar of pasta sauce at Kroger recently. It was inedible, packed with preservatives and seemed primarily to be made of ketchup. I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Sorry champ, food stamps and WIC are two different programs and pasta sauce is not a WIC approved item.

opustx on November 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Busted.

davidk on November 21, 2012 at 2:32 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps? Should poor people just let their kids starve? By the way, can we talk about the quality of food offered to food stamp recipients? I purchased a WIC approved jar of pasta sauce at Kroger recently. It was inedible, packed with preservatives and seemed primarily to be made of ketchup. I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

What is wrong is that more people are on Food Stamps… It shall be only a tiny minority of the population on food stamps and not 50 million people… But this is the f***ing age of Obama the Parasite Class President… Second where did you come up with this crap that Food Stamp receipients are limited to purchase certain type of food? I have seen them use their EBT cards in supermarkets to purchase any type of food that they want…

mnjg on November 21, 2012 at 2:32 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps? Should poor people just let their kids starve? By the way, can we talk about the quality of food offered to food stamp recipients? I purchased a WIC approved jar of pasta sauce at Kroger recently. It was inedible, packed with preservatives and seemed primarily to be made of ketchup. I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Nice try. WIC, which has a list of approved foods that you see the tags on the shelf for, is a completely separate program from SNAP/food stamps and does not cover items like pasta sauce. And food stamps, which would cover pasta sauce, does not place restrictions on what food items you can buy, aside from the fact that you can’t use it to buy alcohol or pre-cooked meals.

So you could not possibly have seen a tag for “WIC approved” pasta sauce, and someone on food stamps would be free to buy whatever pasta sauce they choose.

Shump on November 21, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Akzed on November 21, 2012 at 2:29 PM

So many laws are broken and the constitution doesn’t mean much any more.

The time for those ideals has passed.

Thuggery rules now. Just protect yourself and your family and don’t feed the thugs.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 2:33 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps? Should poor people just let their kids starve? By the way, can we talk about the quality of food offered to food stamp recipients? I purchased a WIC approved jar of pasta sauce at Kroger recently. It was inedible, packed with preservatives and seemed primarily to be made of ketchup. I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

You have got to be kidding me. I routinely end up in line behind food stamp users at the local Giant and Whole Foods (yep) in NoVa. They eat much better than I do, both in terms of volume and quantity. I’m talking bags and bags of groceries. I have never even seen a single item be excluded from use, including high end deli meats and alcohol.

JeremiahJohnson on November 21, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Obamas america where people are encouraged to be slaves holding their hands out from scraps while the oligarchs party lavishly

fk democrat voters are the dumbest population in the history of humanity.

tom daschle concerned on November 21, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Since it has become their job, maybe they should take a pee test before they pick up their check or food stamps…….Since we have, in effect, become their employer, I demand they take a pee test

crosshugger on November 21, 2012 at 2:35 PM

When will the 2013 dictionary of racist code words come out? I got some Christmas shopping to do. /sarc.

earlgrey133 on November 21, 2012 at 2:27 PM

I want liberals to go all out racism on the WHITE PEOPLE and let us increase our share among Whites from 60% to 70%…

mnjg on November 21, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Of course not. That is why a few years ago I watched a lady purchase a cart load of “best of the breast” with food stamps while I was buying a two pack of whole chickens.

I know arnold, it’s just anecdotal and that is probably a rarity.

arnold ziffel on November 21, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Shump on November 21, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Nice, but I would like to know why the black gay/male professor at Dartmouth college is on food stamps.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 2:37 PM

I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I never think they live high on the hog – I think they are hogs.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 2:38 PM

I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie

Speaking of hogs….

xblade on November 21, 2012 at 2:40 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps?
libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

What’s wrong with soup kitchens?

tommyboy on November 21, 2012 at 2:40 PM

NIce to see the holiday spirit here in loserville!
Choke down that Turkey teabaggers!

tommyhawk on November 21, 2012 at 2:17 PM

When the inevitable crash comes (whether it be tomorrow or in another few years, but it’s coming), who do you think will be left standing?

Us who have paid attention and have appropriately prepared? Or you and yours who are waiting for the government to wipe your butts?

So Merry F&cking Christmas/Happy Thanksgiving. Bring it on.

kim roy on November 21, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Something tells me that tommyvulture will be up the creek when it comes to any modicum of self sufficiency.

arnold ziffel on November 21, 2012 at 2:40 PM

So you could not possibly have seen a tag for “WIC approved” pasta sauce, and someone on food stamps would be free to buy whatever pasta sauce they choose.

Shump on November 21, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Yep. Then there’s the whole thing about the WIC approved pasta sauce being inedible. So? Should we have taste tests to determine which sauce is best, and approve that? Who gets to do the tasting? Just nonsensical all the way around.

changer1701 on November 21, 2012 at 2:44 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps?
libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

They are the result of thuggish stealing.

What’s wrong with soup kitchens?

tommyboy on November 21, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Nothing at all. They are voluntary giving.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 2:44 PM

hey mommy why’s there no fresh roasted turkey with all the trimmings in my back pack buddy.

son its those darn house repubs.

renalin on November 21, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Since it has become their job, maybe they should take a pee test before they pick up their check or food stamps…….Since we have, in effect, become their employer, I demand they take a pee test

crosshugger on November 21, 2012 at 2:35 PM

“Racist and bigot” – Clyburn

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Although this trend got started before President Obama took office, has he managed to turn the tide at all? No. All of his ‘solutions’ have only lead to little more than stagnation and malaise. Obama’s policies, i.e. more bureaucracy, more regulation, and expanding the federal budget, are impediments to economic growth that deprive resources from the more productive and innovative private sector. Just getting the rich to pay their “fair share” without bothering to put the United States on a sustainable spending plan is not going to create the economic boom for which everyone’s been hoping.

All very good for the Obamas. He is accomplishing exactly what he set out to do.

He is on the way to destroy the middle class, his Utopian pipedream’s biggest impediment.

Enjoy the destruction, millions of fools. Your Looter in Chief and his princess live like Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Heh, the little professor, aka the hog, must have run to the store to waste a few more of your earned taxdollars.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 2:51 PM

That picture up front – a good photoshopper should make the body a turkey.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 2:52 PM

It was inedible, packed with preservatives and seemed primarily to be made of ketchup.
libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

That’s what Obamasoup is…, mmm, good!

50% of the electorate thought this situation was good enough to repeat for another 4 years. None of those 50% will be found at HotAir. The 50% here thought jobs looked more appealing than your ketchup pasta sauce.

My grandfather was famous for his ketchup sandwiches he learned to make during the depression. He didn’t whine about it. I’ll tell you this for nothing too…if he ran out of ketchup he would have starved before taking hand outs.

Bon appetit!

mojowt on November 21, 2012 at 2:54 PM

The grocery stores need to have a separate checkout line for food stamp recipients. Shine a bright light on this program and connect it to Obama and Democrats.

monalisa on November 21, 2012 at 2:56 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps?
libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

What’s wrong with self- reliance and self- respect ?

burrata on November 21, 2012 at 2:58 PM

The grocery stores need to have a separate checkout line for food stamp recipients. Shine a bright light on this program and connect it to Obama and Democrats.

monalisa on November 21, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Yikes

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 2:59 PM

I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.
libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

OK. If it will make you happy.

But lots of them live “high” and ‘on the taxpayers’

Pork products are optional.

LegendHasIt on November 21, 2012 at 3:00 PM

libfreeordie grabbed tommyboy on the way out.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Something tells me that tommyvulture will be up the creek when it comes to any modicum of self sufficiency.

arnold ziffel on November 21, 2012 at 2:40 PM

You got that distinct impression, too, huh?

kim roy on November 21, 2012 at 3:01 PM

How much fraud do you suppose is taking place in this program?

If we’re not going to enforce laws against illegal immigration, I suppose people figure we won’t enforce any entitlement state giveaway requirements or fraud …

ShainS on November 21, 2012 at 3:04 PM

EBT cards should only be allowed in FEMA camps…

… The rest of us will fend for ourselves.

Seven Percent Solution on November 21, 2012 at 3:05 PM

libfreeordie grabbed tommyboy on the way out.
Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Nobody grabs tommyboy

tommyboy on November 21, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Tell me that again!

sharrukin on November 21, 2012 at 3:12 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps?
libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM
What’s wrong with self- reliance and self- respect ?

burrata on November 21, 2012 at 2:58 PM

You mean work for a living? Absolutely not… The parasites and their President think that they are so entitled to the producers money for living so no need for them to work…

mnjg on November 21, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Racist! /

Midas on November 21, 2012 at 3:23 PM

libfreeordie is a LIAR

Here’s the anecdote of the day:

What’s wrong with food stamps? Should poor people just let their kids starve? By the way, can we talk about the quality of food offered to food stamp recipients? I purchased a WIC approved jar of pasta sauce at Kroger recently. It was inedible, packed with preservatives and seemed primarily to be made of ketchup. I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

And here’s proof it’s a lie – pasta sauce is not a WIC item.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/benefitsandservices/foodpkgregs.htm

STFU, and go back to your momma’s basement, because even if you do ever graduate, we know you will never pay back your student loans or get a job because even when the policies you support eventually fail and hard working people can get jobs again, you’re too stupid, no one will ever hire you.

JustTruth101 on November 21, 2012 at 3:28 PM

burrata on November 21, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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I have given generously for years.No more,fini,done,not one more cent from me for any cause.

docflash on November 21, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Nobody grabs tommyboy

tommyboy on November 21, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Indeed, as in the past, I confused you with the moronic tommyhawk.

I apologize profusely.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 3:32 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps? Should poor people just let their kids starve? By the way, can we talk about the quality of food offered to food stamp recipients? I purchased a WIC approved jar of pasta sauce at Kroger recently. It was inedible, packed with preservatives and seemed primarily to be made of ketchup. I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Even in the best of times these numbers were still fairly high. How can it be that there are some families that are unemployed and on government assistance while everyone else around them is employed and not on government assistance? And many of those gainfully employed have no special education or skills, either. Unemployment’s uncomfortably high, but it’s still not 100%.

I can’t imagine that if you look at people who are just plain incapable of being functional (because of brain injuries, missing/extra chromosomes and such), the number would ever go much over 1%?

I can’t wait til the money runs out. Gonna be fun.

SirGawain on November 21, 2012 at 2:05 PM

They’ll just print more. Unless of course, the plan is indeed to have them riot and blame whomever Saul Alinksy said they’re supposed to blame.

Dr. ZhivBlago on November 21, 2012 at 3:36 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps? Should poor people just let their kids starve? By the way, can we talk about the quality of food offered to food stamp recipients? I purchased a WIC approved jar of pasta sauce at Kroger recently. It was inedible, packed with preservatives and seemed primarily to be made of ketchup. I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.
libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

You’re a pathetic loser. There’s no reason you should be on food assistance other than you think you’re entitled to other people’s money for nothing. It’s people like you who are destroying this country while the rest of us actually earn their own keep, feed our own kids with the money we earn. You have no right to the fruits other people’s labor and should be ashamed of yourself for taking a single dime of tax payer money to feed yourself. Get a second job….oh wait! You can’t because we live in Obama’s pathetic economy. If you can’t feed yourself and aren’t disabled or kept from working for other reasons, you deserve to starve you leech.

jawkneemusic on November 21, 2012 at 3:37 PM

libfeeordie, do you utilize WIC or food stamps?

And what is the response to the accusations in this thread that you have lied?

Did you lie, err, or were you simply confused?

Dion on November 21, 2012 at 3:37 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps?
libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

What’s wrong with self- reliance and self- respect ?

burrata on November 21, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Surely, there is a strain of mere humans of which I am humbly a part who know
of good and bad, and always choose to help out, because we do.

With the indulgence of all of you, do what you can, do what you must, do what you do.
INC, included, you know who you are.

as an aside, nearly both halves of libfreeordie is telling.

I want for nothing even as I have precious little, I am fortunate.
Would that I’d want to put a focus for tunes, RWM does — thank you,
I’ll just say, don’t give up, don’t give in, and always, in every way, shine.

mickytx on November 21, 2012 at 3:39 PM

happy food stamp thankgiving to you, moochers of the land!! Enjoy!!

jimver on November 21, 2012 at 3:43 PM

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I’d be ok with it if you were required to pay back what you take, or forgo your vote for the next 4 years.

Most people on food stamps have kids they can’t support. Having the govt step in to feed them sends the message that it’s ok to live like that.

WisCon on November 21, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Also keep in mind many of these moochers are able bodied collage students who are too lazy to get a second job. My sister who is in college was living in Denver and when it got too expensive for her she decided to come live with me for awhile. Not a single one of her liberal friends advised her to seek another job or move in with them. Nope, their solution? Enroll in SNAP and try to get housing assistance.

FLUKING PATHETIC! Why the hell should my tax dollars go to feeding some college students!

jawkneemusic on November 21, 2012 at 3:49 PM

What’s wrong with food stamps? Should poor people just let their kids starve? By the way, can we talk about the quality of food offered to food stamp recipients? I purchased a WIC approved jar of pasta sauce at Kroger recently. It was inedible, packed with preservatives and seemed primarily to be made of ketchup. I do wish conservatives would stop pretending food stamps recipients are living high on the hog.

libfreeordie on November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Well, my friend, if you want to eat lobster and live the life, you must work hard for it, like most of us do. If your goal is to live on food sfamps, which is obviously what you voted for, then what can I say, enjoy your pathetic jar of pasta sauce.

jimver on November 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM

I can’t stand that picture of the man in the WH, with his lips pursed. And, I see it all the time.

…….he reminds me of one of my birds with their mouths open, waiting to be fed baby parrot food.

avagreen on November 21, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Well, my friend, if you want to eat lobster and live the life, you must work hard for it, like most of us do.
jimver on November 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM

You must be Michelle Obama and her beard.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 3:55 PM

The grocery stores need to have a separate checkout line for food stamp recipients. Shine a bright light on this program and connect it to Obama and Democrats.

monalisa on November 21, 2012 at 2:56 PM

So, how exactly these food stampsprogram works? They buy food and they pay for itwith one of those govt issued debit cards?

jimver on November 21, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Well, my friend, if you want to eat lobster and live the life, you must work hard for it, like most of us do.
jimver on November 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM

You must be Michelle Obama…

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Or me :) I love lobster :)…

jimver on November 21, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Perhaps it is time to call the EBT card by a more appropriate name-

Obamaocard. Don’t leave your Section 8 housing without it.

Happy Nomad on November 21, 2012 at 3:58 PM

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