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    Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says

    Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says - Real Time Economics - WSJ

    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.

    Spending for the program, not including administrative costs, rose to $72 billion in 2011, up from $30 billion four years earlier. The CBO projected that one in seven U.S. residents received food stamps last year.
    Enrollment way up, spending more than doubled. Yeah, it is obvious this economy is on the right track and growing.
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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.
    Well the banks and wallstreet have theirs, so I think government is satisfied on the job done. Why should they worry about everyone else? We don't contribute heavily to their political machine.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Thank you Barack Obama.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    Thank you Barack Obama.
    And thanks Bush for kicking it all off. Gotta love the Republocrats, doesn't matter which side of the coin we got; they try to **** us over and take the coin regardless.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Interesting:
    House panel okays $33 billion in food stamp cuts

    They need to figure out where they're wanting to go and why.
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    Re: Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    And thanks Bush for kicking it all off. Gotta love the Republocrats, doesn't matter which side of the coin we got; they try to **** us over and take the coin regardless.
    Bush started Food Stamps ? .... WHO KNEW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    Bush started Food Stamps ? .... WHO KNEW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    . . . I didn't know that!
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    Re: Food Stamp Rolls to Grow Through 2014, CBO Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    Bush started Food Stamps ? .... WHO KNEW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Duh. Everyone knows that you lick Bush just like Food Stamps.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    And thanks Bush for kicking it all off. Gotta love the Republocrats, doesn't matter which side of the coin we got; they try to **** us over and take the coin regardless.
    the problem is far older than that, and is even broader than bipartisan. it began in the early 1970s or before.

    the decades surrounding globalization and mechanization will be interesting historically. it's almost as if we're entering a post-labor economy. unfortunately, it's happening from the ground up, as those jobs are most easily replaced by machines or cheap labor. when that labor ceases to be cheap, it will be a race to the bottom. once the bottom is reached, those jobs will be mechanized as well.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    Bush started Food Stamps ? .... WHO KNEW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Nope, he kicked off the recession which was sustained by Obama and now is leading to the rise. Did you really need your hand held for that?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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