Food stamp recipients at its highest ...

Food stamp recipients at its highest in Erie County in decades

There are 7 comments on the Erie Times News story from Aug 3, 2013, titled Food stamp recipients at its highest in Erie County in decades. In it, Erie Times News reports that:

The number of Erie County residents in the food stamp program hasn't been this high since the early 1990s.

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Mr Orange

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Aug 3, 2013
Imagine that. The welfare system needs a total makeover.

North East, PA

#3 Aug 3, 2013
I like how entitlement programs have some how become the scapegoat for the economy's woes. It has been a masterfully orchestrated piece of propaganda that has quite effectively removed the cross-hairs from what really got us into this mess, corporate greed. Greed which was facilitated by both sides of the aisle, bought and paid for by money funneled through lobbyists and Super-Pacs. While much of the country is intentionally divided over R's and D's, political crooks are lining their pockets, and their friends pockets, in a fixed game like so many before them.

Corporations rose to their enormous size on the backs of American workers. Their success can be attributed to taxpayer-subsidized research and development handouts. Not to mention those corporations that rushed to Washington D.C. for huge bailouts from the taxpayers when mismanagement or corruption got them into serious trouble.

How do these companies show their gratitude to their home country? Many of them send jobs overseas to dictatorial regimes and oligarchic societies who abuse their impoverished workers -- all in the name of greater profits. Meanwhile, back home, corporate lobbyists continue to press for more privileges and immunities so as to be less accountable under U.S. law for corporate crimes and other misbehaviors.

Girard, PA

#4 Aug 3, 2013
If I have to feel your hand in my pocket, at least scratch my a*s.

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Aug 3, 2013
truth wrote:
How do these companies show their gratitude to their home country? Many of them send jobs overseas to dictatorial regimes
so your answer is to force the companies to build and provide jobs under the current US 'dictatorial regime' and the socialist arm twisting unions forcing wage and benefit packages that eventually render the company bankrupt 'see hostess bakery'. the only US employer that adds a multitude of jobs is the 'government' because the governments end game 'see 60s soviet union' is to eventually nationalize/unionize all business under the governments benevolent umbrella.

I think NOT!!!!!

Montpelier, OH

#7 Aug 3, 2013
Im moving to erie !

Erie, PA

#8 Aug 3, 2013
You people are meanies. I am proud to be a communist. We have murdered countless millions and I hope that increases ten fold!!
Barack Hussein Obama

Erie, PA

#9 Aug 3, 2013
I certainly hope you ignorant fools like the "Hope and Change" BS I fooled you with.

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