Oh, good: Americans enrolled in the federal food-stamp program hits a new record

posted at 9:21 pm on March 11, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

After last week’s big February-unemployment reveal, we were treated to a whole heap of ostensible reasons about why the ever-so-slightly eased official unemployment rate of 7.7 percent means the economy is really getting on the right track, and somehow indicates real material improvement in the labor market. Delving into the reports’ numbers a little more closely, however, unearthed a hodgepodge of continued bad news: Even more people dropping out of the labor force meant a stagnant unemployment-population ratio and that the labor force participation rate only fell even further.

In yet another indication that the economy is meandering in the desert of a endlessly weak ‘recovery,’ the number of Americans enrolled in the federal food-stamp program has only continued to increase — and the program’s numbers in December hit an all-time record. Via the Weekly Standard:

On Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture quietly released new statistics related to the food stamps program, officially known as SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The numbers reveal, in 2012, the food stamps program was the biggest it’s ever been, with an average of 46,609,072 people on the program every month of last year. 47,791,996 people were on the program in the month of December 2012. …

[Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff] Sessions also pointed out that cities like Baltimore, which he said have have been “governed by liberal policies for decades,” see particularly high numbers of participation in the program.

“Despite this fountain of federal funds, 1 in 3 children still live in poverty in our nation’s capital. Two in three children live in single parent homes. In nearby Baltimore–another city governed by liberal policies for decades–1 in 3 residents are on food stamps and in 1 in 3 youth live in poverty. Americans are committed to helping our sisters and brothers who are struggling, but we are seeing the damaging human consequences of our broken welfare state,” said Sessions.

But… how can this be? I thought Agriculture Secretary Vilsack assured us that food stamps are “the most direct form of stimulus you can get,” no? How is it that all of these added enrollees are not translating into more robust job- and wealth-creation? And speaking of, how is it that none of the Obama administration’s voluminous attempts to stimulate the economy seem to be living up to expectations? Do you suppose the premise might be flawed?


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Buying votes … one shopping cart, full of lobster and Kobe beef, at a time!

Pork-Chop on March 11, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Chris Mathews is right, Obama should get more credit for this economy.

Ellis on March 11, 2013 at 9:26 PM

All these food stamps being distributed, yet these kids line up for their free breakfast and lunch at school every day. Do food stamps not pay for breakfast and lunch foods?

Rational Thought on March 11, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Is it the false recovery yet?

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 11, 2013 at 9:28 PM

This is government buying time for the inevitable…

The reality is that the wealth levels of the top companies and individuals are so high, that there is no money being pushed back into the system. Companies like GE aren’t hiring but they are parking billions offshore… Paulson is now going to move to Puerto Rico, now that he has sucked every last penny out of this system that he could…

The wealth distribution between the top 1 percent, and the top 2 percent is staggering, because we are seeing the inevitable of what happens in an usory economy where money makes money off of interest and then pulls that money out of the system.

The reality is that we need to simply cut people off who refuse to keep money in the US economy. People at the bottom of the chain… they can’t find work… and they can’t start a business because access to capital is choking this country to death.

This is not a left v. right issue, and it’s not a capitalism versus socialism issue. It’s an up versus down issue.

The richest of the rich now own 40 percent of the capital and 70 percent of the production. How the hell is anyone supposed to succeed in that environment. This isn’t capitalism, because it’s not rational…

So what’s the solution?

Washington Fancy on March 11, 2013 at 9:30 PM

and they can’t start a business because access to capital is choking this country to death.

Washington Fancy on March 11, 2013 at 9:30 PM

More like all the government’s jack boot regulations.

VorDaj on March 11, 2013 at 9:33 PM

So what’s the solution?

Washington Fancy on March 11, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Raw, unrestrained capitalism. Rise and fall by your own labor and keep what you earn, without the government helping — or hindering — you.

Rational Thought on March 11, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Oh, good: Americans enrolled in the federal food-stamp program hits a new record

Meanwhile…

America’s Royal Family Costs More Than Six Times The Cost Of All Eight Royal Families In Europe…COMBINED.

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Every day draws us closer to the Dollar Collapse.

In 2012, the Fed was “buying” 61% of the bonds with their printing presses. How much will that be in 2013?

And how long can the dollar retain ANY VALUE WHATSOEVER as long as that keeps up?

Oh, the welfare checks will keep being sent. But when the Obamaphone Looters go to the store they’ll find their checks buy nothing.

wildcat72 on March 11, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Pick me, pick me!!! I want foodstamps!!! PICK ME!!!!!

skeedro on March 11, 2013 at 9:36 PM

And speaking of, how is it that none of the Obama administration’s voluminous attempts to stimulate the economy seem to be living up to expectations? Do you suppose the premise might be flawed?

Of course the premise isn’t flawed.

The Progressive Left says they just need one more tax increase, one more stimulus package, one more piece of legislation…

If Republicans would just compromise a little bit more…

If the Rich just paid a little bit more of their fair share…

If we just didn’t have so many darn natural disasters, storms, hurricanes, that dang climate change….

If it weren’t for the sequester…

catmman on March 11, 2013 at 9:36 PM

One can be soooo proud to be a US American.

Congratulations, idiots. Those who keep you there live it up, like/with the Obamas.

with an average of 46,609,072 people on the program every month of last year. 47,791,996 people were on the program in the month of December 2012. …

Schadenfreude on March 11, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Washington Fancy….

Is this guy a new troll or what?

Typical liberal pablum.

catmman on March 11, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Do you suppose the premise might be flawed?

#ItsTheSequester.

BKeyser on March 11, 2013 at 9:40 PM

I don’t get it, according to HA star economist Bayam, they should all be working at Google and Facebook. What’s the problem here????

BeachBum on March 11, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Most of the time when I’m grocery shopping, I feel like I’m the only one using my own money.

JennM111 on March 11, 2013 at 9:45 PM

This is not a left v. right issue, and it’s not a capitalism versus socialism issue. It’s an up versus down issue.

The richest of the rich now own 40 percent of the capital and 70 percent of the production. How the hell is anyone supposed to succeed in that environment. This isn’t capitalism, because it’s not rational…

So what’s the solution?

Washington Fancy on March 11, 2013 at 9:30 PM

What you propose does sound like Socialism to me…not that I’m calling you a Socialist.

The economics of this country has been changing for decades-Obama on down are well aware of that. The question really is, what to do once the system crashes? More of the same? More of what you point out on the Capitalist side and more of the same on the government side?

Maybe. They could get away with it for maybe a decade or more. But I think the inherent flaws in the economic system, our society in general and our system of government are coming to a head.

To me it’s a question of whether we focus on preserving our Liberty or focus on preserving the lifestyles to which we’ve become accustomed. Those Americans that came before us did well with much less, seemed to have been very content, and also seemed to have been more free.

Obviously what we face is Socialism and some kind of NWO where the U.S. is no longer anything special. The idea of this is sickening.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 11, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Meanwhile…

America’s Royal Family Costs More Than Six Times The Cost Of All Eight Royal Families In Europe…COMBINED.

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 9:34 PM

.
Yeah, well … look how much more we pay for security, for our Empor– … I mean Kin– I mean President, PRESIDENT !

listens2glenn on March 11, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Employers aren’t hiring, blah, blah, blah.

Income gap, blah, 1%, blah, 2%, blah, blah, blah.

Employers are not going to hire people to sit around and do nothing; that’s the government’s role. (heh) The problem is demand, er, the lack thereof. If people aren’t buying kitchen appliances because they can’t be sure if they’ll be able to make their next health insurance deductible, then GE isn’t going to hire people to make microwaves.

This is not rocket science.

BKeyser on March 11, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Stimulatin’ innit…

#Facepalm

I am beside myself…


The advancement and convergence of the various brain sciences demonstrates how difficult it is to reconcile the physical and psychological processes of the brain, and that the evidence currently available is far from adequate in answering many of the big questions about the liberal brain, such as liberal delusions in their mentally ill.

A rudimentary explanation of the delusions is that liberals strongly believe something to be true in the face of evidence to the contrary, giving rise to false beliefs. These false beliefs can originate in many ways, but more usually they arise because liberals misinterpret another’s actions or misread their intentions, typically on purpose.

Though the above example does not constitute a mental illness as such, it does raise questions of how much autonomy is present in any liberals’ mind over what they can say they think about.

http://www.libertymind.com/index.php?page_id=1

Scrumpy on March 11, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Pick me, pick me!!! I want foodstamps!!! PICK ME!!!!!

skeedro on March 11, 2013 at 9:36 PM

.
I want free “life” !!! . . . . . . . . Living shouldn’t cost me anything.

listens2glenn on March 11, 2013 at 9:50 PM

“But…but…the STOCK MARKET! 150 THOUSAND JOBS!”

-urban, bear, sesquid

Bishop on March 11, 2013 at 9:51 PM

I have a second job at night (day time is realtor for 24 years) at a supermarket in my neighborhood. We live in a very affluent area of Broward County, Florida
As a cashier I see it all!
I thought it was bad but now, standing on the other side of the cash register, I can tell you it is worse than being reported.
I have seen balances on EBT cards on the 15th of the month in the amount of $1950 and up. That is what is left to spend. They buy king crab legs, the best cuts of meats, and more.
They are NOT poor! They drive BMW’s, Cadillacs, and Audi.
It would appear the only ones who can’t get food stamps are working!
The average government voucher for rentals in Broward County is a minimum of $1800 per month to the landlord
Free food, free housing, and free child care are the norm.
So f’n sad.
Americans are making me sad and sick!

Delsa on March 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM

.
Yeah, well … look how much more we pay for security, for our Empor– … I mean Kin– I mean President, PRESIDENT !

listens2glenn on March 11, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Barack Ubama (a version of his last name I like to use occasionally since the MSM started referring to Bin Laden as “Usama” to make it sond less like “Obama” will be munching on $100 steaks and having million dollar parties at his Palace (that the People now no longer are allowed to visit) until the pitchfork and torch crowd that will be pressing in on D.C. post economic cataclysm stops the flow.

wildcat72 on March 11, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Is 1,838 net a month for a family of 4 poverty?

tomas on March 11, 2013 at 9:57 PM

The richest of the rich now own 40 percent of the capital and 70 percent of the production. How the hell is anyone supposed to succeed in that environment. This isn’t capitalism, because it’s not rational…

So what’s the solution?

Washington Fancy on March 11, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Two “centrist” alternatives:

Get the poor in a position to contribute to our economic engine, something which isn’t happening by watching TV all day and buying imported goods.

Tax the productive parts of the economy until a miracle happens and the economic theories of Keynes and macro approaches to spike demand for goods result in the poor rolling in to jobs without training and motivation.

OK?

IlikedAUH2O on March 11, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Let the good times roll. The redistribution President has created more billionaires and food stamp recipients than ever in history. At some point he may want to examine the results of his economic policy.

PS. More billionaires isn’t a bad thing it’s just an interesting juxstaposition to the number on food stamps.

Tater Salad on March 11, 2013 at 9:59 PM

I feel bad for the people who are on food stamps who are genuinely ashamed of it, the ones who want to work and simply can’t find or get a job, the ones who feel embarrassed to pay with the government card.

Bishop on March 11, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Success of a program like this would be ever declining rolls untill it approaches zero, but not in bizarro democrat slave plantation world.

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2013 at 10:01 PM

I think I’ll hunt instead. I need the practice.

wolly4321 on March 11, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Free food, free housing, and free child care are the norm.
So f’n sad.
Americans are making me sad and sick!

Delsa on March 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM

I hope that you are kidding us.

IlikedAUH2O on March 11, 2013 at 10:03 PM

tomas on March 11, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Is that earned income or a gov’t hand out?

Scrumpy on March 11, 2013 at 10:03 PM

tomas on March 11, 2013 at 9:57 PM

And where do they live?

Scrumpy on March 11, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Federal poverty Guidelines:

About $24K a year in this guide.

http://www.familiesusa.org/resources/tools-for-advocates/guides/federal-poverty-guidelines.html

IlikedAUH2O on March 11, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Cue the trolls to tell us we’re heartless SOB’s for preferring that people starve.

They miss the point entirely.

CurtZHP on March 11, 2013 at 10:11 PM

I hope that you are kidding us.

IlikedAUH2O on March 11, 2013 at 10:03 PM

No! I am not kidding and I wish I was. I have seen sweet elderly couples with EBT cards who only $63 left for the rest of the month. They purchase milk and cheese and cereal. Normal everyday food. They need the assistance and I don’t begrudge their getting help one single bit. Unfortunately, they are far and few between. Do you know every college kid regardless of means can get food stamps? Well it is true. The last 40 plus years has produced the laziest dolts and they are having children and teaching yours. Look out!

Delsa on March 11, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Is that net?

tomas on March 11, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Federal poverty Guidelines:

About $24K a year in this guide.

http://www.familiesusa.org/resources/tools-for-advocates/guides/federal-poverty-guidelines.html

IlikedAUH2O on March 11, 2013 at 10:06 PM

I read somewhere recently that the average welfare dependent receives government benefits equivalent to someone who makes $50K a year.

In other words, it’s probably already more profitable to mooch rather than work for the average person.

wildcat72 on March 11, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Who could do that…I’ll never understand.

tomas on March 11, 2013 at 10:16 PM

When someone rents as a section 8 (refers to government $$ going to landlord for monthly rent) they get a minimum of $1800 in Broward County. Higher in some areas. The voucher amount goes to the landlord on the first of every month like clockwork. If the renter leaves before the end of a year the voucher keeps coming. One year lease is a contract between the Government and the Landlord ie property owner. You just have no idea.

Delsa on March 11, 2013 at 10:20 PM

To me it’s a question of whether we focus on preserving our Liberty or focus on preserving the lifestyles to which we’ve become accustomed. Those Americans that came before us did well with much less, seemed to have been very content, and also seemed to have been more free.

Not true, those who came before us paid higher taxes, worked harder, and whined far less.

The hollowing out of the middle class has nothing to do with the $80 bil food stamp program. As the world undergoes the seismic transformations of globalization, the US has lost millions of jobs to China and found itself woefully unprepared to compete in a world with few barriers for the movement of capital and factories. Manufacturing jobs have been replaced with jobs in a new, knowledge economy with negative unemployment- positions are going unfilled- primarily because US parents don’t guide their kids toward careers that depend upon math and science.

This country will survive and thrive the more people take responsibility for the future, acquire the right skills, and stop trying to find strawmen to blame for their own failures and global changes that are far beyond anyone’s control.

bayam on March 11, 2013 at 10:23 PM

knowledge economy

Doesn’t exist without manufacturing.

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2013 at 10:28 PM

bayam on March 11, 2013 at 10:23 PM

In other words, this would be a great time to legalize 20 million people who mostly have an education that will get them a job stuffing grocery bags and no more.

Forward!

Bishop on March 11, 2013 at 10:28 PM

wildcat72 on March 11, 2013 at 10:15 PM

I had a job paying $50 K a year in the 1800′s. Ok, not that long ago but about Reagan.

I cleared about $2,500 a month with zero withholding on the feds.

So for a family of five or more, you should stay home, of the $2,000 plus a month is accurate for 4 people.

IlikedAUH2O on March 11, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Not true, those who came before us paid higher taxes, worked harder, and whined far less.

bayam on March 11, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Fact: In 1940, the average worker had to pay only 0.2% of his salary to sustain the seniors of his time.

Fact: In 1950, the average worker had to pay only 2% of his salary to sustain the seniors of his time.

Fact: In 2011, the average worker has to pay 11% of his salary to sustain the seniors of his time.

Fact: The average American household spends 50 times more today on Medicare than it did in 1960.

“Lies” About Social Security and Medicare Pandering Politicians Never Told You

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Bayam- oddly enough, before the federal income tax people had no strawmen. Only compounded by social programs, huh?

wolly4321 on March 11, 2013 at 10:35 PM

We had no Country prior to Wilson and FDR?

wolly4321 on March 11, 2013 at 10:37 PM

We had no Country prior to Wilson and FDR?

wolly4321 on March 11, 2013 at 10:37 PM

We have ALWAYS been at war with Eastasia.

wildcat72 on March 11, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Honest to goodness. I thought this president’s forte would be FIGHTING poverty.

I would love to talk to the dude.

He seems to be fighting success.

IlikedAUH2O on March 11, 2013 at 10:39 PM

I don’t want to hear about the “collective” anymore.

Honestly, it’s gutteral. Done with it.

I don’t give a shit if lazy people starve. Get it?

wolly4321 on March 11, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Fact: The average American household spends 50 times more today on Medicare than it did in 1960.

“Lies” About Social Security and Medicare Pandering Politicians Never Told You

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 10:34 PM

FACT- the population is aging. FACT- tax rates are near historic lows but the whining is stronger than ever.

bayam on March 11, 2013 at 10:43 PM

I had a job paying $50 K a year in the 1800′s. Ok, not that long ago but about Reagan.

I cleared about $2,500 a month with zero withholding on the feds.

So for a family of five or more, you should stay home, of the $2,000 plus a month is accurate for 4 people.

IlikedAUH2O on March 11, 2013 at 10:31 PM

I’ve never been close to 50K, I’ve been stuck at $35K since Jugears got elected, and there are no good job prospects despite the supposed “demand” for IT and that I am amongst the best in my field… Only thing that is good is that my area has a low cost of living. Of course, WV and KY are red states, no coincidence.

I’m also single, because I know I can’t AFFORD a family. Under the current system I’m actually being PUNISHED for going to work and not fathering children like I was in the NBA or something. I make about $17 less a week in net pay since the start of this year. Basically, Obama would RATHER I give up and go on the dole, I feel, because I’d make out better and he’d OWN me.

Which is precisely why I haven’t and won’t EVER do that.

wildcat72 on March 11, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Tax rates are low? For whom? Over one half of the population do not pay any federal income tax, Period. The rest of us pay the freight for them and theirs. Add state and Federal taxes and tell me about LOW
I am just glad I live in a state without a State tax

Delsa on March 11, 2013 at 10:49 PM

wildcat72 on March 11, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Have you looked for jobs nationally? Most people are not willing or able to relocate. If you can afford to relocate, these should be something somewhere for you.

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM

I can’t LIVE without a gubmint program.

Riddle me this, bayam. Again.

Any successful gubmint program by neccessity must self terminate, right? Because it solved the problem it was created to solve? Poverty? Hunger?

Why does that never happen?

Maybe it’s not about solving it in the first place.

wolly4321 on March 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM

FACT- the population is aging. FACT- tax rates are near historic lows but the whining is stronger than ever.

bayam on March 11, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Fact: You said “those who came before us paid higher taxes” and I just proved you wrong vis-a-vis payroll taxes.

Fact: Tax rates are NOT near historic lows. What was the top marginal tax rate in 1912? 1927? 1929? 1989?

Thanks for playing.

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM

FACT- the population is aging. FACT- tax rates are near historic lows but the whining is stronger than ever.

bayam on March 11, 2013 at 10:43 PM

You didn’t actually make a point in this post. FYI.

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Did I remember to tell you I pay a tax to the State for being Self employed? So does my husband. Can you emagine I have to pay a tax to be self employed. I also have to pay realtor dues to be a realtor… and the list goes on. Low taxes? Only to those who don’t pay taxes.

Delsa on March 11, 2013 at 10:52 PM

You didn’t actually make a point in this post. FYI.

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Well, she did…if you remotely activated her webcam. Judging from what I saw, the point on the top of her head grew greatly.

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 10:52 PM

RWM- what was the top marginal tax rate in 1912?

wolly4321 on March 11, 2013 at 10:57 PM

if you remotely activated her webcam.

ew…why would anyone do that?

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2013 at 10:59 PM

I feel bad for the people who are on food stamps who are genuinely ashamed of it, the ones who want to work and simply can’t find or get a job, the ones who feel embarrassed to pay with the government card.

Bishop on March 11, 2013 at 10:00 PM

I do too. But there aren’t very many of them, anymore.

tngmv on March 11, 2013 at 11:04 PM

RWM- what was the top marginal tax rate in 1912?

wolly4321 on March 11, 2013 at 10:57 PM

O%, which was GREATLY lower than it is NOW! LOL!

1927: The top marginal tax rate was 25% on incomes over $100,000.

1929: The top marginal tax rate was 24% on incomes over $100,000. (Hoover “inherited” the low top marginal rates, which he increased over time from 24% to 63%).

1989: The top marginal tax rate was 28%.

BTW: The top marginal tax rate was 7% in 1913, when the Federal income tax went into effect.

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 11:11 PM

ew…why would anyone do that?

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2013 at 10:59 PM

lol

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 11:14 PM

He’s not called “The Food Stamp President” for nothing.

GarandFan on March 11, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Have you looked for jobs nationally? Most people are not willing or able to relocate. If you can afford to relocate, these should be something somewhere for you.

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM

The only place I’d consider relocating right now would be the Dakotas or Texas, because those are the only states that might be saner than my native Kentucky and West Virginia.

wildcat72 on March 11, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Urban Elitest cries VICTORY!!!! He loves them po folk but he loves his 401k more….

CW on March 11, 2013 at 11:22 PM

0%??? OMG!!

You get it. I luv you dear. You are one smart lady.

The best book on my shelf is a Chadwicks Conlaw from around 1912. got it for $1 from a salvation army bookstore and read it.

What you provide this site should be noted. It’s priceless.

Just want to remind you,, yea. We we read it.

Thank you for what you add.

Ed owes you.

wolly4321 on March 11, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Urban Elitest cries VICTORY!!!! He loves them po folk but he loves his 401k more….

CW on March 11, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Anyone who believes the current stock market boom is nothing but a dollar printed inflation bubble that is going to blow up any second now is a fool.

wildcat72 on March 11, 2013 at 11:24 PM

You mean quantitative easing won’t work? The hell you say..

the dollar I was born with is worth about $0.15.

wolly4321 on March 11, 2013 at 11:34 PM

tngmv on March 11, 2013 at 11:04 PM

I was on food stamps for a few months during the late ’90′s. I HATED it.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2013 at 11:37 PM

wolly4321 on March 11, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Thank you very much. :-)

Resist We Much on March 11, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Every time I see these numbers going in the wrong direction it conjures up the image and that creepy sound of the tri-pods from the *War of the Worlds*. Those government tentacles just keep reaching down and scooping up more and more people that have had the misfortune of getting stuck in their path.
I’m filled with disgust towards those that abuse and defraud these programs, filled with sorrow for those that have been forced into dependency, and filled with contempt for an administration that will not admit to the failure of their policies.
These numbers are a disgrace.

lynncgb on March 11, 2013 at 11:51 PM

I went shopping this afternoon for a few things…

The couple in front of me were “EBT” and bought a LOADED shopping cart of REALLY GOOD ITEMS that I don’t buy due to COST…

Followed them out and watched them load it in their BRAND NEW $25,000 car…

Thier kids will qualify for FREE breakfast and lunch at school/Head Start…

Like they are hurting… not…

Khun Joe on March 12, 2013 at 1:14 AM

FYI, their bill was $150.00

Mine was $12.00

Khun Joe on March 12, 2013 at 1:15 AM

Do I suppose…the premise…might be…flawed…

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM…

RDE2010 on March 12, 2013 at 9:00 AM

I think I’ll hunt instead. I need the practice.

wolly4321 on March 11, 2013 at 10:02 PM

I’ll carry your gun and gear for a share of the meat. I’m not joking.

MelonCollie on March 12, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Have you looked for jobs nationally? Most people are not willing or able to relocate. If you can afford to relocate, these should be something somewhere for you.

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM

The only place I’d consider relocating right now would be the Dakotas or Texas, because those are the only states that might be saner than my native Kentucky and West Virginia.

wildcat72 on March 11, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Yeah exactly. Meaning no insult to anyone’s home state, but the insanity has hit just about everywhere, my state included. My sister was supposedly looking at moving to Michigan…if it’s true I’m going to ask her if she’s suffered brain damage.

MelonCollie on March 12, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Seems to me that America is trapped in its own massive safety net.

Don L on March 12, 2013 at 12:07 PM