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    Food-stamp use doubles

    The number of New York City residents receiving food stamps more than doubled over the past decade under Mayor Bloomberg, according to data released yesterday.Now, 1.8 million receive food stamps, a jump from 800,000 in 2002, the Independent Budget Office data show.
    IBO spokesman Doug Turetsky cited more aggressive outreach to enroll eligible recipients by the Bloomberg administration, in comparison to his predecessor, Rudy Giuliani.
    The cost of the federally funded food-stamp program in the city skyrocketed to $3.4 billion from $1.28 billion over the past decade.

    New York City food-stamp recipients double under Mayor Bloomberg - NYPOST.com
    What a failure progressive policy is....

    The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activistsRichard Cloward (1926–2001) and Frances Fox Piven (b. 1932) that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of "a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty".

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What a failure progressive policy is....



    Just remember who to blame when this all collapses....
    Is a policy a failure if it keeps you in political power and is "paid for" with money borrowed in the names of others? Income redistribution is perfect (politically) since you use other people's money to buy your votes. As long as enough morons believe that they can get "free" stuff by forcing others to pay their "fair share" then this is unstopable.
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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Is a policy a failure if it keeps you in political power and is "paid for" with money borrowed in the names of others? Income redistribution is perfect (politically) since you use other people's money to buy your votes. As long as enough morons believe that they can get "free" stuff by forcing others to pay their "fair share" then this is unstopable.
    Unfortunately it is a prescription for collapse in the long run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Unfortunately it is a prescription for collapse in the long run.
    It sustained Obama's first term and won him a second. 94% of congress critters won re-election in 2012. It is sustainable until the voters say otherwise. I agree that things will be very, very out of control when "austerity day" finally comes, yet until then, it is not a problem politically. The gov't gets bigger and the rich get richer, when (not if) the deal goes bad then the rich still have many options that the rest of us lack.
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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Make passing a drug test a requirment for food stamps garentee you those numbers will drop

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What a failure progressive policy is....

    Just remember who to blame when this all collapses....
    Kind of reminds of how Government's involvement in healthcare is making costs skyrocket so fast more and more people depend on the government, increasing costs more to the point that Universal Health Care is inevitable... because back when doctors made cheap house calls wasn't fair enough.

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    Make passing a drug test a requirment for food stamps garentee you those numbers will drop
    **** your stupid drug war, prohibition causes more problems and solves nothing.
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
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    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Meanwhile, growers have trouble finding enough workers to harvest the food to be given away to food stamp recipients:

    example:

    A late apple harvest and a shortage of apple pickers has added short-term stress to the final weeks of the Washington apple harvest and added to long-term worries about labor availability for Northwest tree fruit growers.
    I've seen apples in the stores selling for over $2 a pound.

    People who go out and work, even if they're doing field work, should have more than people who don't.

    That's not how it is, but how it should be.
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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Meanwhile, growers have trouble finding enough workers to harvest the food to be given away to food stamp recipients:

    example:





    I've seen apples in the stores selling for over $2 a pound.

    People who go out and work, even if they're doing field work, should have more than people who don't.

    That's not how it is, but how it should be.
    I couldn't agree more. I believe in order to receive assistance they should be required to do some type of community service. Pick up trash, Plant tree's, work at an apple orchard. Give them something to do beisides sit around and wait for a check. This would likely curb some of the criminal activities we have.

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    Make passing a drug test a requirment for food stamps garentee you those numbers will drop
    Make taxation a requirement for gov't spending and I will guarantee that ALL gov't spending will drop.
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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Make taxation a requirement for gov't spending and I will guarantee that ALL gov't spending will drop.
    You Nailed It"" with that one sentence'

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