#1 50,000,000 people are on food stamps. 1 in 5 families can't afford food.06-27-2010, 05:05 PM
midnight (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-26-10 11:51 PM
Original message 50,000,000 people are on food stamps. 1 in 5 families can't afford food.
Casualties of Economic Terrorism, Surveying the Damage
The devastating numbers across-the-board on the economic front are staggering. I'll go through some of them here, many we have already become all too familiar with. We hear some of these numbers all the time, so much so that it appears as if we have already begun "to normalize the unthinkable." You may be sick of hearing them, but behind each number is an enormous amount of individual suffering, American lives and families who are struggling worse than they ever have.
America is the richest nation in history, yet we now have the highest poverty rate in the industrialized world with an unprecedented amount of Americans living in dire straights and over 50 million citizens already living in poverty.
The government has come up with clever ways to downplay all of these numbers, but we have over 50 million people who need to use food stamps to eat, and a stunning 50 percent of U.S. children will use food stamps to eat at some point in their childhoods. Approximately 20,000 people are added to this total every day. In 2009, one out of five U.S. households didn't have enough money to buy food. In households with children, this number rose to 24 percent, as the hunger rate among U.S. citizens has now reached an all-time high.http://www.alternet.org/economy/145667 /
How in the world does corporate america get away with starving the children of this country by telling them food is an entitlement that they are not entitled to.
But go down and start reading the comments by Goldstein1984...:eek: They really get more nutty as he got cranked up. Bottom line, here's what Goldy wants...for everyone in this country to be miserable. That's really all his BullShit works down to. Jerks like Goldy won't be happy till everyone is "even". Whatever the fuck that means.
Pinheads like Goldy just don't seem to understand (or what to) that there are losers in this world. A greyt DUmmy look at another "Activist".May the FORCE be with you!
06-27-2010, 05:20 PM
Any wonder why they claim we are the most obese nation in the world?
06-27-2010, 07:03 PM
We could afford food better if the price of gas wasn't so high so the basic consumer had more disposable income and the higher cost of delivery wasn't passed on the rest of us. Not to mention cost of fertilizer, reaping , processing, and the higher taxes we pay to support farming where no one grows any crops."What this country needs are more unemployed politicians."
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06-27-2010, 07:10 PM"Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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06-27-2010, 07:17 PM
Vegetables are very cheap, as are other staple foods - but you have to learn how to cook.
I can cook MUCH cheaper and eat extremely well, than I can go out and buy those cheap macaroni and cheese dinners.I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.
06-28-2010, 12:31 AM
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50 million? Then the majority of these people are cheating US the taxpayer.
06-28-2010, 03:26 AM
No one is against giving someone a helping hand to get back up on their feet; its the decent to do.
What don't is welfare to lifestyle. We help the very young, the old, and those with disabilities; but able bodied people who want to sit on their ass, get free food, free housing, and free money because they think its their " right" , can go f*ck themselves.CU's Paranormal Expert.
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06-28-2010, 09:54 AM
Despite those numbers, we don't have massive numbers of people starving to death in this country. That's something to be thankful for.
06-28-2010, 01:27 PM--Odysseus
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06-28-2010, 01:37 PM
The whole food stamp thing is a massive corporate welfare subsidy anyway. By hiking up the income level at which benefits kick in, the government can pretend it needs to extend protection to the huge corporations that produce excess food crops and excess food production at artificially low prices.
It probably cost more to feed a dog in 1970 (as a percentage of take-home pay) than it costs to feed an adult today.
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