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    Record 31.8 million on food stamps

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    Government shows increase of 700,000 food stamp recipients in a single month.
    March 5, 2009: 4:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A record 31.8 million Americans received food stamps at the latest count, an increase of 700,000 people in one month with the United States in recession, government figures showed Thursday.
    Food stamps, which help poor people buy groceries, are the major U.S. anti-hunger program, forecast to cost at least $51 billion in this fiscal year ending Sept. 30, up $10 billion from fiscal 2008.
    "A weakened economy means that many more individuals are turning to SNAP/food stamps," said the Food Research and Action Center. Last summer food stamps were renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
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    The average food stamp benefit is $115 a month for individuals and $255 a month per household.
    Enrollment for food stamps in December was up 2.2% from the previous month with increases in all but three states. Ohio had the largest increase among large states, up 3.4%, to 1.26 million people. Texas had the largest enrollment, 3.05 million, up 1.8%.
    The previous record for food stamp enrollment was 31.6 million last September, which included "disaster" stamps for states hit by hurricanes and floods.
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    Re: Record 31.8 million on food stamps

    If the greedy conservatives on wall street would stop shipping jobs out of the country, this might not be happening....
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    Re: Record 31.8 million on food stamps

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    If the greedy conservatives on wall street would stop shipping jobs out of the country, this might not be happening....


    says the "moderate"....
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    Re: Record 31.8 million on food stamps

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    says the "moderate"....
    are you suggesting that keeping jobs here is a liberal posltion? Let me guess, most of your income is from Wall street and you don't care about American jobs as long as your capital gains are taxed at only 15%.....
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    Re: Record 31.8 million on food stamps

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    If the greedy conservatives on wall street would stop shipping jobs out of the country, this might not be happening....
    No doubt, I mean if I was a business owner, I'd want to pay a guy $75 an hour to screw 4 lug nuts on a wheel.

    Why would I want to pay $75 a week for the same job oversees?

    I mean, c'mon comrade, get in line. I hear this line is for shoes...
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    Re: Record 31.8 million on food stamps

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    are you suggesting that keeping jobs here is a liberal posltion? Let me guess, most of your income is from Wall street and you don't care about American jobs as long as your capital gains are taxed at only 15%.....



    I just find it funny you think wall street traders are shipping jobs overseas.
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    Re: Record 31.8 million on food stamps

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    Liberalism (socialism) is on the march. Step aside we're building a better world.
    How is this any different than say... last year, or 5 years ago?

    The economy is in tatters and unemployment is the highest it's been in 25 years. Of course the demand for handouts is going to climb.
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    Re: Record 31.8 million on food stamps

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    Liberalism (socialism) is on the march. Step aside we're building a better world.
    What socialist agenda caused 31.8 million people to be on food stamps? OR are you arguing that socialism is on the March because the country is allowing 31.8 million people to be on food stamps?
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    Re: Record 31.8 million on food stamps

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    Liberalism (socialism) is on the march. Step aside we're building a better world.
    Ok, so an economic crisis increases the numbers of Americans living in poverty, and because of that more people are applying for food stamps.

    The alternative of course would be just for them to go without food. Is that what you are advocating?

    Besides, food stamps is a farm subsidy more than anything else.
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    Re: Record 31.8 million on food stamps

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Ok, so an economic crisis increases the numbers of Americans living in poverty, and because of that more people are applying for food stamps.

    The alternative of course would be just for them to go without food. Is that what you are advocating?

    Besides, food stamps is a farm subsidy more than anything else.
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