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#1    Dredimus

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:56 PM

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The number of Americans receiving subsidized food assistance from the federal government has risen to 101 million, representing roughly a third of the U.S. population.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a total of 101,000,000 people currently participate in at least one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency, at a cost of $114 billion in fiscal year 2012.
That means the number of Americans receiving food assistance has surpassed the number of full-time private sector workers in the U.S.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 97,180,000 full-time private sector workers in 2012.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:06 PM

That's because the economy sucks!


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:23 PM

Thats a lot of people depending on government aid...

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Locking people in a cage because they choose to exercise that right should be considered a crime against humanity


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:29 PM

View PostDark_Grey, on 10 July 2013 - 04:23 PM, said:

Thats a lot of people depending on government aid...

and another demonstration that something has gone horribly wrong in the world's richest country.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:41 PM

Or because food is getting expensive to buy for families


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:52 PM

View PostThe New Richard Nixon, on 10 July 2013 - 04:41 PM, said:

Or because food is getting expensive to buy for families

There is no place in the world where the ratio average income/food is as low as in the US. The problem is  that most people don't make the average income.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:59 PM

Imagine what $10 worth of vegetable seeds, responsibility, community spirit and some effort would do for this problem.

Food prices are going up quite a bit though. I shop at Aldi, which is a no-brand discount grocery store basically. 6 months ago I could fill a cart for $70. Now it's usually $100.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:59 PM

The price of food and the things that it takes just to live are going up way faster than salaries.  Even if you are working so many don't make enough to get by.  If your employees are having to rely on food stamps you may not be paying them enough.

Wal-Marts told DC lawmakers if they raise the minimum wage they won't be opening stores there.

http://www.washingto...id=pm_local_pop

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:11 PM

It's all part of the plan.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:39 PM

Oh you just do not get it....you can take away the internet....you can restrict driving and travellll....but folks really listen up when their bely s growling....

Look folks.....

It does not matter if you are on the side that says gov is trying to control people.....or the side that says this is a corporate subsidy that allows them to pay lower wages....

It is totally unsustainable....period.

eventually....this sytem as it stands....is going to force everyone....regardless of income level.....to beg the GOV for food....

This is the final solution.....and the solution is to kill off everyone that disagrees with the regime...

you think I am kidding.....

Have a nice dandelion salad tonight and make sure to save some for tomorrow.....otherwise you are out of here in less than a month....

It's came full circle and the sheep have been too stupid to see it....

You actually want nutritional food to be sustained....you better shut you mouth and do what you are told.....

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:47 PM

View PostJeremiah65, on 10 July 2013 - 06:39 PM, said:

This is the final solution.....and the solution is to kill off everyone that disagrees with the regime...

...I was with you up until that point.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:04 PM

well

View PostDark_Grey, on 10 July 2013 - 06:47 PM, said:

...I was with you up until that point.

That's fine...just hide and watch...you can't feed you family?....we can help....oh wait....you are a registered republican...I'm afraid we see that you have some unpaid parking tickets....we have to deny your benefits until this is and the penalties are paid....

You are Posted Imageif you think it will not go something like I am describing.

When they have you by the belly....you will do exactly as you are told or you will starve....it's that simple....

If you do not see this...or think it is impossible....you my friend...know nothing of history....over 20 million Russians starved for disagreeing with the regime....you think you are in a better place than they were?

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:42 PM

Eating the cheapest I'm comfortable with(still getting foods I like and drinking mostly water with an occasional soda) I spend around 50-100 a month on food on myself alone.  Factor in a family of 4, and not eating the cheapest you can by making almost all your meals from scratch, and that starts to add up to possibly over 400 a month.


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:05 PM

My husband hunts, and I have a garden, plus we have fresh, free range eggs, and it really saves on our grocery bill.....We also have a calf slaughtered every few months, so fresh meat! I can pretty much cook venison anyway you want. Grinding it up into hamburger meat (just need extra fat) is something I do quite often.
I want a diary cow so I can make homemade cheese and butter.....
We have a local diary farm that sells amazing milk, and cream, butter and cheese.
My mouth is starting to water....


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:49 PM

View PostDark_Grey, on 10 July 2013 - 04:23 PM, said:

Thats a lot of people depending on government aid...

   That's  true... but also.. that's a lot of agricultural and retail food providers depending on those  SAME  dollars.   ... * WHO GETS THE MONEY?


..* that has become the question i always ask myself when i want to understand how and why most legislation   REALLY  gets passed.

Edited by lightly, 10 July 2013 - 11:51 PM.

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