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Foodstamps Surge to All Time High

Posted by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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 Once again it seems the Obama administration is holding out on us.

11 Nov 2012

The Obama administration has finally released its report on the number of Americans receiving food stamps. This report was released days after the 2012 election, nine days past its traditional release date. The numbers show that Americans on food stamps is at an all time high. Worse, the report shows the highest one month jump ever recorded.

You may recall that just before the election, the Obama administration announced that Hurricane Sandy was going to delay the release of October's jobless numbers. Many watchers of politics were suspicious about the possible delay in the release of October's unemployment figures since the proper release date was to come just before the presidential election. While the unemployment report was ultimately released on schedule and before the election, now we find out about another report, the food stamp report, delayed for nine days after its traditional release date. This report was also supposed to have been released before the election.

This report is devastating.

Tyler Durden brings us the bad news that the data shows a never before seen 47.1 million Americans on foodstamps. This is an all time high.

But there is an even worse metric in this data. The monthly increase of 420,947 recipients for July was the highest monthly increase ever recorded for one year.

Foodstamps at the household level also soared to an all time high of 22.685 million.

Durden also finds another nugget of info in this data.

Finally, going back to the start of the official start of the depression in December 2007. In the 57 months from then until August 2012, there have been 4.6 million jobs lost even as Americans on food stamps and disability have risen by 21.2 million.

So, this is the great economic success upon which Obama and Biden built their re-election campaign? And why was this data kept secret until after the election?

by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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Canvas_says
by Silver Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 3:02 PM

But in other news, food stamp recipients in Ohio are going to be getting their stamps cut. 

http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2012/11/12/Ohioans-food-stamp-aid-to-be-cut.html

4kidz916
by Gold Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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There seems to be quite a few things held off until after the election.

29again
by Gold Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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Quoting 4kidz916:

There seems to be quite a few things held off until after the election.

I'm sure that just has to be a coincidence......  too much going on with the election for the people to worry about things like FS (or other entitlements) being cut, or unemployment/labor numbers, or drone attacks, or directors having affairs that could possibly breach our national security...  Our heads would explode if we had to keep all that stuff in consideration when we vote.  Far better to vote first, then find out the facts, right?  (sarcasm intended)




SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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And the news was delayed, and released after the election. Typical. If a Republican had done this, they would be pilloried. Obama? No problem.

Lckystarz82
by Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 4:19 PM
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this doesnt surprise me...in ca our state is so backwards about our state programs its a wonder we have any money..oh wait were broker thank most. im all for helping those who need it but to enable and to make it so to get a little help you have to be on every state program is insane...which is why we have a bunch of people abusing the system....YAY!

imamomzilla
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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 The tipping point. 47% becomes 51%.....

tick tock

imamomzilla
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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 The idiots in that swing state aren't going to be very happy........

popcorn

Quoting Canvas_says:

But in other news, food stamp recipients in Ohio are going to be getting their stamps cut. 

http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2012/11/12/Ohioans-food-stamp-aid-to-be-cut.html

 

29again
by Gold Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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Oh, I am SO looking forward to 2013....  it's gonna be such fun.  =(  I'm going to hear all about everyone's sad tales.  And then they will ask if I can give them a break on the price of a pack of cigs, since their FS were cut, I can hear it now.  *sigh*

Quoting imamomzilla:

 The idiots in that swing state aren't going to be very happy........

popcorn

Quoting Canvas_says:

But in other news, food stamp recipients in Ohio are going to be getting their stamps cut. 

http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2012/11/12/Ohioans-food-stamp-aid-to-be-cut.html

 



imamomzilla
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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 Yep. I can only imagine the 47%:. "Woe is me...."

Love you new avi and siggy! :-)

Quoting 29again:

Oh, I am SO looking forward to 2013....  it's gonna be such fun.  =(  I'm going to hear all about everyone's sad tales.  And then they will ask if I can give them a break on the price of a pack of cigs, since their FS were cut, I can hear it now.  *sigh*

Quoting imamomzilla:

 The idiots in that swing state aren't going to be very happy........

popcorn

Quoting Canvas_says:

But in other news, food stamp recipients in Ohio are going to be getting their stamps cut. 

http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2012/11/12/Ohioans-food-stamp-aid-to-be-cut.html

 


 

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Nov. 12, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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Quoting 29again:

Oh, I am SO looking forward to 2013....  it's gonna be such fun.  =(  I'm going to hear all about everyone's sad tales.  And then they will ask if I can give them a break on the price of a pack of cigs, since their FS were cut, I can hear it now.  *sigh*

Quoting imamomzilla:

 The idiots in that swing state aren't going to be very happy........

popcorn

Quoting Canvas_says:

But in other news, food stamp recipients in Ohio are going to be getting their stamps cut. 

http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2012/11/12/Ohioans-food-stamp-aid-to-be-cut.html

 


  Yes their decision making  process..sadly will affect them as well..they just don't see it yet..

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