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    Re: Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says

    Well, I'd say a large % of that growth is from government ineptitude anyhow. "Let's have a push to enroll people in the food stamp program!! Yay!!!!
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    Re: Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says

    Of course, none of this could be from people still out of work from lack of jobs that are now being dropped off the unemployment roles as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Of course, none of this could be from people still out of work from lack of jobs that are now being dropped off the unemployment roles as well.
    the current mantra is that anyone can find a good job if they want to which ignores the numbers

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    Re: Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    the current mantra is that anyone can find a good job if they want to which ignores the numbers
    People can find jobs all the time. Maybe not good jobs, but jobs none the less. They're [jobs] in China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    People can find jobs all the time. Maybe not good jobs, but jobs none the less. They're [jobs] in China.
    job postings in the US are lower than the number of unemployed and its not always possible to emigrate.

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    Re: Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    People can find jobs all the time. Maybe not good jobs, but jobs none the less. They're [jobs] in China.
    Just walk to California then start swimming. LOL!
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    Re: Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    job postings in the US are lower than the number of unemployed and its not always possible to emigrate.
    I know, it was more a comment towards the offshoring of jobs and weak US job market.
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    Re: Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says - Real Time Economics - WSJ
    Enrollment way up, spending more than doubled. Yeah, it is obvious this economy is on the right track and growing.
    If we raised the entry qualifications we could lower the number of people on welfare AND save some money.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says

    The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday that 45 million people in 2011 received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, a 70% increase from 2007. It said the number of people receiving the benefits, commonly known as food stamps, would continue growing until 2014.
    If it is easier to obtain food stamps than it was in 2007 then isn't the president giving to his base in a way(unless a good part of those recipients are Republicans), if those 45 million people are voters and that number doesn't include children and such, isn't that 45 million potential votes? Especially if a certain party seeks only to reduce spending on the common man(these programs).

    Unlike some of the other money that has been thrown at our problems these funds will probably go straight back into the economy, when people buy goods. It's not like businesses won't get that money too when someone buys a soda or bag of chips.

    Half a dozen of one and six of the other IMO, but I did like the term "rolls" in the title, as in the voting rolls , hehe.
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    Re: Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says

    I think that food stamps and other government help is necessary, considering large businesses like Delphi Corporation had no problem laying off workers and sending those jobs to other countries.

    If some on the right who cut back on jobs and send them overseas become a problem, then those on the left should rebalance the nation by then helping those who are suffering without jobs.

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