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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I'd love to get in the game, but your side makes it impossible to even participate. Death of political competition is one of the first steps to aristocracy. Who am I to vote for? The same folk who caused the problems in the first place? Yeah, that will fix the problem. The Status quo has taken us here and support of the status quo will not fix it.

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

    "No country can sustain, in idleness, more than a small percentage of its numbers. The great majority must labor at something productive"

    Abraham Lincoln, -September 30, 1859 Address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society
    Let's talk about welfare, we have way to many on it.
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    Re: Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    "Welfare" began as a program to HELP now it is a program to SUPPORT. The scum that lays in it's own waste screaming when that check doesn't come are typical of all mouth breathers that do not grasp the concept of self support much less bettering their situations. The day is coming when welfare like social security and health care, will begin to shrink to oblivion and those that survived off it will then be forced to lives of crime in order to eat.
    Why do so many have such irrational disdain for the poor? Scum in their own waste? Seriously?

    To me, it makes perfect sense that demand for assistance would spike during and shortly after a severe recession.
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    Re: Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Let's talk about welfare, we have way to many on it.
    How many? Most families who get government assistance have at least one working member.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That's not my fault that you people can't sell you ideas, but this game you play will never work. You like bashing Republicans, because you perceive them keeping your candidates out, but that's not the case. Problem is you have a ton of libertarians out there that are basically liberals, and we see them. They're liberaltarians. And then you've got the pot puffing anarcho-nutjobs, that no one takes seriously. To be honest I consider myself more of a conservative libertarian. But I'm not a complete libertarian.
    So let me guess....conservative on social issues, but a free-marketeer (economic liberal)?
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    Re: Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Let's talk about welfare, we have way to many on it.
    ...with a huge increase due to the Bush Recession.
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    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    Re: Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Let's talk about welfare, we have way to many on it.
    Yes, the economy has tanked and more people need it. That is a problem. It always is good to blame the victims, those who suffer, because that makes those doing well feel better about themselves, you know, just a little superior.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Man, you folks on the left really don't give a crap about fraud and abuse in the system, unless it's a 'system' you don't like or agree with eh?

    Some of us stand on principle, that fraud and waste is bad, no matter what system it is in.
    It's amazing how "you folks on the right" whine about welfare fraud to the tune of $750M and completely ignore tax fraud and evasion that tops almost $300B (with a 'b') per year, which is ~10% loss of revenue. I suppose since none of you believe in taxes it's "deserved" in your opinion. You guys probably have a tax party every 16th April and discuss how much you've scammed Uncle Sam.

    But some of us do stand on principle and manage to include reality in that stance. The reality is there's a ~$300B hole in tax collection and there's hardly a whimper while a $0.75B hole in food stamps provokes Republican outrage. If we're going to spend money to track down cheaters let's start at the IRS where our ROI is better.

    http://www.irs.gov/pub/newsroom/tax_...al_version.pdf
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    Re: Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    It's amazing how "you folks on the right" whine about welfare fraud to the tune of $750M and completely ignore tax fraud and evasion that tops almost $300B (with a 'b') per year,

    Um, who is ignoring it? You should be paying your taxes, and you should not be appointing people into positions of authority that do not pay their taxes.
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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.
    This is the issue with our society nowadays.

    People have jobs, yes, but the wages they earn are not enough for them to live off of. Which is why they still qualify for food stamps to spend on food to supplement their income.

    Welcome to the growth of the working poor in America.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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