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Food Stamp Rolls in America Now Surpass the Population of Spain

Posted by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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Food Stamp Rolls in America Now Surpass the Population of Spain

February 11, 2013

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(CNSNews.com) – Since taking office in 2009, food stamp rolls under President Barack Obama have risen to more than 47 million people in America, exceeding the population of Spain.

“Now is the time to act boldly and wisely – to not only revive this economy, but to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity,” said Obama during his first joint session address to Congress on Feb. 24, 2009.

Since then, the number of participants enrolled in food stamps, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), has risen substantially.

When Obama entered office in January 2009 there were 31,939,110 Americans receiving food stamps. As of November 2012—the most recent data available—there were 47,692,896 Americans enrolled, an increase of 49.3 percent.

According to the 2011 census, Spain had a population of 46,815,916.

Furthermore, between January 2009 and November 2012 the food stamp program added approximately an average 11,269 recipients per day.

President Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address Tuesday evening. Obama is expected to focus on jobs and the economy.

by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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pvtjokerus
by Gold Member on Feb. 17, 2013 at 5:29 PM
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Speechless......

DSamuels
by Gold Member on Feb. 17, 2013 at 7:14 PM
Me too

Quoting pvtjokerus:

Speechless......

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gsprofval
by Gold Member on Feb. 17, 2013 at 7:24 PM
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Sounds like its all part of his plan to get everyone on government assistance and then pull the money out from everyone.

Farmlady09
by Silver Member on Feb. 17, 2013 at 8:28 PM

I grow my own ... although I'm waiting for the government to make that illegal along with everything else.

As far as I can tell, there are enough dumb and lazy people in this country right now that he may well be able to pull off getting a majority of the population on the dole just to gain control. Most of them are incapable to the point where I honestly believe they would eat each other if he didn't feed them at this point. I know that a statement like that offends a lot of people, but the reality is that if anyone is capable to take care of themselves, but chooses to rely on others or the government rather than use their hands to provide for themselves ... they are just dumb. A lot of those people claim they do work, or claim some high moral ground and think they are smart ~ but not one of them seems to be smart enough to grasp the truth that a government that gives them 'free' stuff can take it away.

The gov't. just 'gave people 'free' health care, and already is taking it away because it's out of money for some of the programs less than a year old. Wake up dummies.

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Anecdote from around the holidays...In downtown Cincy, OH a woman, as she was waiting in line at the Free Store Food Bank,  was interviewed.  She was glad to be in that line because she said (with a smile on her face) that she "was provding for her familiy".   Her interview  had the air of excitment around what she was doing, like getting ready to do her "Black Friday" shopping.   

BTW: in downtown Cincy, the Horseshoe Casino is getting ready to open.  One of the main reasons it was built downtown was to provide job opportunites.  Well, the Casino has had several job fairs to try to fill all of the positions.  Original job fairs held downtown weren't successful in filling all of the spots so the Casino has had to move it's job fairs out to  local college campuses.

I hope the woman standing in the food line at Thanksgiving/Christmas in 2012 won't be standing in that line in 2013.  There's a job waiting for her at the Horseshoe Casino. 

gsprofval
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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bho signed the executive order that those on government assistance don't even have to look for a job any more, so why not just sit on their asses and no nothing all day, but yet have enough money for lottery tickets and $400 purses. The rest of us are paying for everything so they can live way better than we do.

Citygirlk
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Food is expensive and there are millions of people barely making enough to pay rent, let alone food, So this doesn't surprise me in the least.

Citygirlk
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 1:25 PM

You guys aren't even talking about how expensive things are now a days, all I see is they are lazy dont want to find a job. Most people on food stamps WORK! Yes there are a few who don't but why punish everyone because of a small group. Stop being so damn judgmental.

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Feb. 18, 2013 at 1:43 PM

 

Quoting Citygirlk:

Food is expensive and there are millions of people barely making enough to pay rent, let alone food, So this doesn't surprise me in the least.

hmm....continued high unemployment under Obama admin.

jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Source?


Quoting gsprofval:

bho signed the executive order that those on government assistance don't even have to look for a job any more, so why not just sit on their asses and no nothing all day, but yet have enough money for lottery tickets and $400 purses. The rest of us are paying for everything so they can live way better than we do.



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