#22 Mar 12, 2013
Well before, a single man like me would have to show that I was actively looking for employment to receive benefits.
Free healthcare and $200 a month for food.
If I could medically claim disability I could get another $200 cash for spending money.
Cash and food stamps will never exceed $4800 a year.
those costs are miniscule compared to MEDICAL COSTS.
A routine surgery could cost over $20,000 or more.
#25 Mar 12, 2013
$, a paper currency is the reserve currency.
Americans give a paper with special ink for goods and services. You can always print more. Sure might be worth a little less compared to the same dollar earlier but seriously...
Why are you people even complaining about food stamps and unemployment?
Aren't you glad we as Americans can just print and buy goods from rest of the world with minimal effort?
That nations like Japan keep having to debase their currency just to keep selling us their products?
As a nation, try buying products American made products only. You wont get far.
You people in a way should thank the government for monopolizing the worlds consumer market.
Now developing nations and their economies have to support the dollar and cheapen their goods to sell to us, or else there is no one else to buy their products.
Imagine having a few stores in your neighborhood.
you are responsible for majority of their sales.
If you run out of money/credit.. the businesses will have to shut down.
Now in order for the businesses to survive..even thrive...
They will borrow and lend YOU the customer all the money possible to keep doing business.
How good do you have it?
You can spend as much as you want. Just print more paper if you ever run out of money.
And no developing nation wants America to stop buying.
Be happy we can eat the worlds cake for exchange of paper currency we have sole printing control of.
cause that's the thing...even if they don't like it... too bad...$ is the reserve currency of the world...whether they like it or not.
#26 Mar 12, 2013
Lol enjoy the party while the reserve currency status is there.
Lol but unlike the Britons who managed when they lost the reserve currency status....
U.S. transition to a new reserve currency will be painful to say the least.
(For those who think I'm an expert on everything...I'm not. I just appear that way to you clueless morons)
#27 Mar 12, 2013
Consumption IS the great destroyer.
The Gold Standard (Google "Gold Standard", Sheeple), is still THE Standard. Gold is universal and it is the true "reserve". Why? human beings all over the Earth know that the value of something is based on its rarity.
QE1,QE2, QE3, QE for forever, eases nothing.
ONLY the Stock Exchanges infested with leches that produce nothing is propped up by injecting more Monopoly Money into the US Economy.
My wealth is degraded 24/7 unless I join in and gamble on another's loss of Monopoly Money on the Stock Exchanges,(Google "Fiat Currency", Sheeple). Of course today, one can be declared "to big to fail" and "The House" will cover all their Gambling Losses at the expense of my neighbors.
Consumerism is the great evil.
Pollution, Obesity, Abortion,Industrial Diseases, Low Quality products (Including the product produced by Government Schools), All of the 7 Deadly Sins, pick your Cultural Malady, and Consumerism will be a part of the problem.
By the way Sheeple, It does not matter which "ism" is applied. Communism is just as much about consumption as Capitalism is.
There are better ways to model an economy. Americans should no longer "Consume" 1/2 of the worlds Production of goods.
BUT! a New Way must not be dictated from on High by the Elitists in the Ruling Classes who will never risk their access to the best of Consumable Goods and Service.
We the People need an economy based on a new paradigm that places "Value" in agrarian view of life and live as a Shepard over our gift of life. Choose to sustain yourself and your neighbors, and seek to expand your understanding of life as a Core Value.
Oh well, good luck. It will need to collapse before "We the People" can change......Those Tennis Shoes are to Pretty, that Cellphone is to sleek, and those Twinkies taste to good to give up voluntarily.
#28 Mar 12, 2013
Record 47,791,996 on Food Stamps
EBT Collector is correct.
47,791,996 "Americans" on Food Stamps means that Cub, Target, Walmart, Super America, Sprint, on and on have a steady supply of "Consumers" to prop up their business and keep their "Stocks" earning $.05 Dividend every Quarter.
It is all artificial, and it is a house of cards that WILL crash down.
America needs a "Come to Jesus" moment for a generation or two.
We the people have lost our way. We have created Kings and Queens to Lord over us, and these Kings and Queens have denigrated the True Lord. We have raised generations of Sheeple content with the Shiny Baubles that our Kings and Queens provide.
"RESPONIBILITY" is a four letter word in the world of the Collectivist. God is seen as to demanding and principles are to restrictive......We gots somb Twinkies and Micky D's to be the saviors of our Collective Souls!
#29 Mar 12, 2013
Hey thin skin wing nut, I did not blame Bush. I just said the giving of food stamps for disaster relief began after Katrina and has continued ever since. As far as being retarded, look no further than your own mirror.
What an idiot you are. Funny thing is Texas, the home of Bush plus having a conservative Governor is the NUMBER ONE STATE for food stamps in the United States.
By the way, I am a volunteer coach for Special Olympics sports programs in this area and those SO athletes have more brains and intelligence than you will EVER, EVER know in your lifetime!!!!!
Saint Paul, MN
#30 Mar 12, 2013
Don't you know the only source the slewchebag considers valid is the Urban Dictionary?
#33 Mar 12, 2013
Lol that's why you should stick to coaching Retards.
You first say Katrina caused uptick in food stamps. You are right to a certain degree. A definite correlation.
Then you try to link Bush and conservatism to high food stamps.
Retardation is rubbing off on you I see. I didn't realize being retarded was contagious.
You still cant see beyond your partisan tinted eyes and a retarded brain.
Many Katrina relocated to Texas and haven't gone back. Texas is a border state where Mexicans are allured by benefits greater than offerred in Mexico.
I was merely pointing out you blind partisan lemmings who are TOO RETARDED.
I see you completely missed my point about consumerism and the role of reserve currency status.
Saint Paul, MN
#34 Mar 12, 2013
Texas and California (a blue state) also happen to be the 2 most populated states in the nation. They also have high immigrant populations leaching off the system.
Washington DC, a blue state, on the other hand, has a fraction of the population of either California or Texas and nearly a quarter of its population collecting food stamps.So, so much for your red/blue state theory, but nice try, Slewpid.
#35 Mar 12, 2013
And you completely missed my point regarding why food stamp usage has increased. And there is no sense insulting you. You do a masterful job doing it to yourself.
#36 Mar 12, 2013
Food stamps increased caused manufacturing jobs have decreased.
Housing bubble burst.
Everyone with a pulse knows WHY FOOD STAMPS INCREASED you stupid tard.
I understood your lame ass partisan "point".
Its why I shoved that useless partisan rhetoric up your ass.
And for your love of retarded people.....
Your abortion loving democrats are pioneering eugenics with abortion.
Just keep the collective mentality...
Death panels to reduce cost of medical expenses is the logical result of central planning, central funding.
Soon your beloved special Olympics will be obsolete. Central planners will conclude 80 year olds don't deserve life pro-longing services.
Along with your beloved Retards.
Then you will have to get a job babysitting more than kids with no potential.
Its unbelievable how naive and stupid you are.
#37 Mar 12, 2013
There is no free will.
Only strong will and weak will.
Which one are you?
Stupid ass retarded lemmings.
Cant see the big picture with so much shit in your eyes.
Collectivism vs individualism
What do you think collectivists think about Retards?
Stupid ass people.
Retards don't provide anything to society. THEY ARE RETARDED.
just look at what democrats call themselves...PROGRESSIVES.
YOU THINK PROGRESS IS SYNONYMOUS WITH RETARDATION?
stupid ass Retards. Stupid ass people.
#38 Mar 12, 2013
In 2005 the Bush Administration decided to offer food stamps to the victims of Katrina and the government has maintained that policy since then of using them for disaster relief. The spike in food stamp usage in September of 2012 was due to Hurricane Issac. Wait till the numbers come out after Hurricane Sandy. Of course the GOP will then be quick to blame Obama and conveniently forgetting to tell the whole story.
#39 Mar 12, 2013
Insults from you masses of stupid stupid people don't mean shit to me.
People like you don't know history, what course we are on as a society, or anything that relates to society.
Collectivism spawns from Hegel's philosophy that "progress of human society, civilizations is Gods will."
Pitiful masses of Retards have proven time and again that self-responsibility is not popular let alone contribute to society.
Masses of useless eaters have proven they could care less about society and more often themselves.
Therefore individuals do not matter to the elites.
Your precious mental Retards will be captions in a future history book.
like bubonic plague victims.....
Sigh you stupid people...
Why do I even bother
#40 Mar 12, 2013
Nice you call needy Americans "leeches", really odd your party loses elections, right child !??
#41 Mar 12, 2013
Food stamp use went up because America needs developing nations to produce goods to sell to us in dollars.
Not because obama or Bush is in office.
Stupid ass Retards.
If my explanation is too hard for you to understand....
YOU BELONG IN SPECIAL OLYMPICS.
and your future collectivists will abort all those eligible for the short bus.
Stupid ass retards
#42 Mar 12, 2013
Do you know why liberals and democrats adopted the word "progressives"?
Ya that's what I thought.
#43 Mar 12, 2013
DO you know anything else, besides hatred & negativity ?? Where were you during bushwhacker... nappy poo ?
#44 Mar 12, 2013
I don't hate you personally.
Frankly I could care less about you as an individual. I care about you as much as I care about a Pakistani hellfired by a drone because he chose to eat at the wrong place, wrong time.
Your stupidity is what I hate.
Your insistence on partisan rhetoric does a disservice to those who are actually capable of seeing the big picture.
Your stupidity clouds the debate...keeps people circling the the same tired rhetoric every election.
Your stupidity keeps others stupid.
Your stupidity gives rationale for central control and central planning.
Your stupidity robs me of my liberty.
You are sheep herding other sheep for slaughter.
If you want to be a sheep...go for it...
If you want to stay stupid...go for it...
But if you try to spread your stupid tired rhetoric ....
don't expect me to be quiet about it.
Can you answer why liberals and democrats call themselves "progressives" now?
I'm not looking for the "correct" answer. Just give me a logical one.
#45 Mar 12, 2013
I view most of you like how the elites view you.
just parts of the collective machine.
A spoke in a wheel.
You will die at the end of your life but society will go on.
You cant see the big picture?
You are just a means to an end.
Individually you mean nothing to me really. Just a page in humanity's history book.
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