Nearly 15 million households on food stamps

Nov 28, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Click Orlando

Nearly 15 million households were on food stamps at some point last year, up from 13.6 million in 2010, newly released Census data shows.

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Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#1 Nov 28, 2012
Just the way "progressive" Democrats like it--increasing a compliant, reliable, voting bloc.
Anonymous

United States

#2 Nov 28, 2012
Far Away wrote:
Just the way "progressive" Democrats like it--increasing a compliant, reliable, voting bloc.
Since I was about 5, my family has dealt with BS like this. Do you know what it's like to have to go hungry for nearly a week? Do you know what it's like to have to walk to the store because you have no gasoline? Have you watched your mother break down into tears because she can't support herself, you and your baby sister? This is my life. We've lived everywhere from a car to a RV to a park bench. How long have we been on food stamps? Zero years. Why? Because of all the restrictions Republicans like you have placed on the program. Where you were probably given everything you wanted, I fought for everything I needed. Now I'm 18, so I can finally help support my mother and 11 year old sister. The only comfort I can take is that your blind and ignorant generation is wasting away, and that my children will NEVER have to suffer because of people like you.
DRS

Berlin, CT

#3 Nov 28, 2012
Its not good to generalize. I'm a republican and have worked hard for everything I have. We're raising our kids ensuring they work for their grades and their lives. I saw a woman at the grocery store the other day using her Food Stamp card and talking on her IPHONE5. I don't even have smart phone never mind an IPHONE5. I have to save money to pay for my kids college as I didn't get Any Financial aid. Two sides to every coin. There are people (maybe like you) who need some support. There are many who are taking advantage of the system and getting "free" phones, food stamps, unemployment because they'd rather work the system than work. Yes there are jobs out there; maybe not the highest paying jobs in some cases, but...

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#4 Nov 28, 2012
Broken_Perspective wrote:
<quoted text>Since I was about 5, my family has dealt with BS like this. Do you know what it's like to have to go hungry for nearly a week? Do you know what it's like to have to walk to the store because you have no gasoline? Have you watched your mother break down into tears because she can't support herself, you and your baby sister? This is my life. We've lived everywhere from a car to a RV to a park bench. How long have we been on food stamps? Zero years. Why? Because of all the restrictions Republicans like you have placed on the program. Where you were probably given everything you wanted, I fought for everything I needed. Now I'm 18, so I can finally help support my mother and 11 year old sister. The only comfort I can take is that your blind and ignorant generation is wasting away, and that my children will NEVER have to suffer because of people like you.
bullshlt!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#5 Nov 28, 2012
DRS wrote:
Its not good to generalize. I'm a republican and have worked hard for everything I have. We're raising our kids ensuring they work for their grades and their lives. I saw a woman at the grocery store the other day using her Food Stamp card and talking on her IPHONE5. I don't even have smart phone never mind an IPHONE5. I have to save money to pay for my kids college as I didn't get Any Financial aid. Two sides to every coin. There are people (maybe like you) who need some support. There are many who are taking advantage of the system and getting "free" phones, food stamps, unemployment because they'd rather work the system than work. Yes there are jobs out there; maybe not the highest paying jobs in some cases, but...
you're being played by that troll....

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#6 Nov 28, 2012
and 12 million of those people work at Walmart.
keep goooose go

Hanoi, Vietnam

#7 Nov 28, 2012
Far Away wrote:
Just the way "progressive" Democrats like it--increasing a compliant, reliable, voting bloc.
i lov obamacare with lobster!! ;-0000
keep goooose go

Hanoi, Vietnam

#8 Nov 28, 2012
anneutral wrote:
and 12 million of those people work at Walmart.
walmart don't hav lobster!!;) go to Foodcity;-00
keep goooose go

Hanoi, Vietnam

#9 Nov 28, 2012
II. apply for foodstam.com/thx-obamacare ! i"ll bee back in Jan, 2013;-0000000

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#10 Nov 28, 2012
Well the GOP have the House, create some jobs and get people working. Isn't that why they won the House in 2010? They campaigned on that, but as soon as they got in they went about obstructing the president instead of working to create jobs.
Far Away wrote:
Just the way "progressive" Democrats like it--increasing a compliant, reliable, voting bloc.
chris berg

Kaukauna, WI

#12 Nov 28, 2012
get a job you lft wing caulk sticker i grew upsidedown. i bust my sack in my trade, attempted businesses, and life
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#13 Nov 28, 2012
Broken_Perspective wrote:
<quoted text>Since I was about 5, my family has dealt with BS like this. Do you know what it's like to have to go hungry for nearly a week? Do you know what it's like to have to walk to the store because you have no gasoline? Have you watched your mother break down into tears because she can't support herself, you and your baby sister? This is my life. We've lived everywhere from a car to a RV to a park bench. How long have we been on food stamps? Zero years. Why? Because of all the restrictions Republicans like you have placed on the program. Where you were probably given everything you wanted, I fought for everything I needed. Now I'm 18, so I can finally help support my mother and 11 year old sister. The only comfort I can take is that your blind and ignorant generation is wasting away, and that my children will NEVER have to suffer because of people like you.
I was the dirtest of poor as a child, living in the middle of a cotton field in southeast Missouri. We lived off what we could grow in the back yard, and the kindness of friends, neighbors and the church for a very long time. My father was injured and could not work and my mother was a waitress for practically nothing but enough to pay rent. Fortunately, we lived in a farm hand's shack on the cotton farm owners land and they were very kind to us, even providing us with fresh milk and eggs once in a while. This was the early sixties, and "food stamps" had just come in, but were unknown to my family.

Yes, I know poor and have been poor myself as a younger adult. I'm nearly fifty now, and progressively did better over my lifetime. I am really just now doing well for my family after a lifetime of hard work, with a simple high school degree.

Please don't preach to me about how I am part of a blind, ignorant generation. Look in a mirror for that.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#14 Nov 28, 2012
jenny623 wrote:
Well the GOP have the House, create some jobs and get people working. Isn't that why they won the House in 2010? They campaigned on that, but as soon as they got in they went about obstructing the president instead of working to create jobs.
<quoted text>
Another progressive lie. How many job and economic bills passed out of the House that Harry Reid wouldn't even send to committees for mark-up, or to the floor for debate and/or votes. The Senate is the bottle-neck and will be for at least the next two years.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#15 Nov 28, 2012
Far Away wrote:
<quoted text>
I was the dirtest of poor as a child, living in the middle of a cotton field in southeast Missouri. We lived off what we could grow in the back yard, and the kindness of friends, neighbors and the church for a very long time. My father was injured and could not work and my mother was a waitress for practically nothing but enough to pay rent. Fortunately, we lived in a farm hand's shack on the cotton farm owners land and they were very kind to us, even providing us with fresh milk and eggs once in a while. This was the early sixties, and "food stamps" had just come in, but were unknown to my family.
Yes, I know poor and have been poor myself as a younger adult. I'm nearly fifty now, and progressively did better over my lifetime. I am really just now doing well for my family after a lifetime of hard work, with a simple high school degree.
Please don't preach to me about how I am part of a blind, ignorant generation. Look in a mirror for that.
Given your history, you should be more sympathetic to those who suffer.

Many people who are now in your prior circumstances are vilified by heartless people to mollify their own bigotry and greed. People need to look out for one another. Not everyone has a kind land owner.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#16 Nov 28, 2012
jenny623 wrote:
Well the GOP have the House, create some jobs and get people working. Isn't that why they won the House in 2010? They campaigned on that, but as soon as they got in they went about obstructing the president instead of working to create jobs.
<quoted text>
The house has sent 39 jobs bills to the senate.....last 4 years. 7 budget suggestions........not acted on by the senate.

Obama's budget proposel voted down 441-0 in the house and 97- 0 in the senate in May 2011

Full dem congress failed to pass a budget with a dem president.

The president had 17 job failures in the last four years with shovel ready, cash for clunkers and green energy bankruptcies funded by the taxpayers.
The president can't come up with jobs programs. He's grown the government by double in four years with nothing coming back to citizens. DUH
You really are clueless, aren't you?

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#17 Nov 28, 2012
Far Away wrote:
<quoted text>
Another progressive lie. How many job and economic bills passed out of the House that Harry Reid wouldn't even send to committees for mark-up, or to the floor for debate and/or votes. The Senate is the bottle-neck and will be for at least the next two years.
Funny how they forget their own jobs bills from 2008-2010 were massive failures. Thank the good Lord for Nov. 2010.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#18 Nov 28, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Given your history, you should be more sympathetic to those who suffer.
Many people who are now in your prior circumstances are vilified by heartless people to mollify their own bigotry and greed. People need to look out for one another. Not everyone has a kind land owner.
In Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism (Basic Books), Arthur C. Brooks finds that religious conservatives are far more charitable than secular liberals, and that those who support the idea that government should redistribute income are among the least likely to dig into their own wallets to help others.

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#19 Nov 28, 2012
Do a little research on those bogus bills. Expert economists laughed at them. Look at the study from the Brookings Institute. These bills are as much a joke as the GOP. They do not create jobs, nor do they create jobs anytime soon. The GOP is blowing smoke in the wind, and the gullible fall for it.
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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The house has sent 39 jobs bills to the senate.....last 4 years. 7 budget suggestions........not acted on by the senate.
Obama's budget proposel voted down 441-0 in the house and 97- 0 in the senate in May 2011
Full dem congress failed to pass a budget with a dem president.
The president had 17 job failures in the last four years with shovel ready, cash for clunkers and green energy bankruptcies funded by the taxpayers.
The president can't come up with jobs programs. He's grown the government by double in four years with nothing coming back to citizens. DUH
You really are clueless, aren't you?

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#20 Nov 28, 2012
jenny623 wrote:
Do a little research on those bogus bills. Expert economists laughed at them. Look at the study from the Brookings Institute. These bills are as much a joke as the GOP. They do not create jobs, nor do they create jobs anytime soon. The GOP is blowing smoke in the wind, and the gullible fall for it.
<quoted text>
Shovel ready, cash for clunkers, 17 green energy projects by nobummer.........no jobs. DUH
Government doesn't create jobs. You've had four years of proof on that!

Now with higher taxes being threatend, more regulations, massive layoffs are beginning all over the country. You're blind in one year and can't see out of the other. Pitiful!

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#21 Nov 28, 2012
jenny623 wrote:
Do a little research on those bogus bills. Expert economists laughed at them. Look at the study from the Brookings Institute. These bills are as much a joke as the GOP. They do not create jobs, nor do they create jobs anytime soon. The GOP is blowing smoke in the wind, and the gullible fall for it.
<quoted text>
YOU had two years of a full dem congress and dem president..........AND??

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