Does food stamp growth portend economic collapse for our nation?

Last night “On the Record” with Greta Van Susteren, she and I discussed the fact that a record 20 percent of American households are now on food stamps.

This staggering number is a clear indictment of the Obama administration failed (or deliberate) policies, as the number of households on food stamps has greatly increased in the last five years. As reported by CNS, In fiscal year 2009 – Oct. 1, 2008 through Sept. 30, 2009 — the number of households on food stamps was 15,232,115. Five years later, in 2013, that amount had increased by 51.3 percent to reach 23,052,388 households.

You can see the disturbing trend below.

Food Stamp Households-All Time High-Chart

Consider the increase in poverty rolls in America over the past five years. Look at the unemployment rate in America — hardly the reported 6.7 percent, closer to 13 percent in reality. Consider the recently released news about Obamacare Medicaid sign-ups and a highly likely collapse of the private healthcare insurance industry. As I said to Greta, can this be attributed all to incompetence? I was skeptical previously, but now I’m convinced this is intentional and part of a purposeful plan under the objective to “fundamentally transform” America.

We’ve mentioned the Cloward-Piven Strategy, named for Columbia University professors, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, but have never truly presented it for formal discussion and comprehension. It’s time.

The strategy, first presented by these two sociologists and political activists in a 1966 article in the liberal progressive magazine The Nation, called for overloading the public welfare system so much that a crisis would ensue, leading to its collapse and replacement with a national system of a guaranteed annual income — thereby ending poverty.

As Cloward and Piven put it:

The ultimate objective of this strategy—to wipe out poverty by establishing a guaranteed annual income—will be questioned by some. Because the ideal of individual social and economic mobility has deep roots, even activists seem reluctant to call for national programs to eliminate poverty by the outright redistribution of income.

Does that sound familiar? Why is it that the Obama administration would promote and advertise for individuals to sign up for food stamps? Why is it that the Obama administration wants to expand Medicaid? Why is it that all of a sudden, the most important issue to President Obama, a Columbia graduate aka Barry Soetoro, is income inequality and a further extension of unemployment benefits?

Could it be that taking unemployment benefits from 26 weeks to 99 weeks and continuing to extend them is a means to the end of a “guaranteed annual income” from the federal government?

Could it be the explosion of our federal debt under President Obama, nearly doubling the previous debt of $10.67 trillion, is part of this Cloward-Piven Strategy? We are continuing to borrow money to fund the expanding welfare nanny-state but eventually this will collapse under its own weight. What happens when we cannot borrow any more?

I believe the true end state of Obamacare is chaos, confusion, and eventual collapse, driving America towards a single-payer system. President Obama and his administration are radicals who are intent on remaking America into a socialist state. The evidence is irrefutable and his actions are nefarious in every way and contrary to the principles of our Constitutional Republic.

Any man who would abandon Americans to die in a terrorist attack and lie about it is an evil, untrustworthy individual, and Barack Hussein Obama must be removed from office.

America must awaken and the midterm elections are vital. Electoral victory against the progressive socialists must be achieved outside the “margin of cheating” — trust me, I know about that.

My friends, I sincerely hope you will share this with your representatives in Congress and ask them a simple question: what are you going to do?

62 COMMENTS

  1. I totally agree. This was at no time what is seemed to be. How does this scheme sustain itself. Even the wealthy want” more”. People are never satisfied.
    What people fail to realize, there is a need for different strata of civilization. Out of that comes growth, new ideas because we need the incentives to strive to get ahead.
    The hand out nation stagnates and dies. Of course I could write a dissertation but no one wants to read a book.

      • Those who want this are arrogant enough to think they are above all people, they know better than God how to run the world, and are intent on being the ones who run the show. That’s why. And naive people blindly follow, trust, and let them continue, as good little sheeple do.

    • Because the POTUS is a deranged pot-smoking mental defective who hates America and everything about it due to the so-called white man oppression of the black man.

      • POTUS is not alone in that feeling. And it has nothing to do with white vs. black. He was raised from childhood to believe a socialist society is the best way to go. On purpose. He was groomed to be this person, by those who have had this agenda for decades. My history teacher explained the agenda of our enemies who knew they could not defeat us, militarily. They have been pushing their way into our schools, our colleges and universities for many decades. They teach (brainwash) students with their beliefs, from the youngest to the oldest learners, just as they did long ago in Russian lands. What my old history teacher said way back then, over 4 decades ago, has come to pass. The plan is nearly completed, just as he said it would.

  2. I so agree with you Allen. Everything he has done so far is leading up to something that should scare the crap out of all of us. Greed and power is closing many sheeple’s eyes.

  3. your graph shows no such correlation with any other phenomena, and amounts to no certain meaning. there are many factors NOT mentioned that could also cause a rise in food stamp requests, such as recession, lowered wages, or wholesale disenfranchisement of people toward their own futures: due possibly to a high rate of dissatisfaction with government’s policies, or even disillusionment with those in power, upon witness to the last 14 years or so of corruption, greed and waste by those who know better. your argument amounts to little more than continued red versus blue politics. it is widely apparent you have joined the club, mr west. have a nice day.

    • Eric, a lot of factory jobs went over seas, I can name a lot for you. But I do not have the time. A lot of companies went over seas to get lower cost, avoid taxes, and also add over sea charges to us. Both sides are guilty of greed, plain and simple. But the bottom line is, people were enabled, instead of helping people get on their feet until they found work, it became a way of life. Most never paid a dime into the system, and the middle class has to raise all the kids, men do want to raise or support. You have women getting knocked up to trap men, and get caught in the chaos of false love. The problem with media telling us what to believe, and when you catch them in their lies. I can name so much history. I quit caring about either side, if their lips are moving they are liars

  4. Imagine working very very hard for many years to pay for college or to get a promotion at your job or to buy a home, a car or just to be able to make enough money to pay your bills without being too stressed over it when one day, someone comes along and tells you that you must give all that up because they want everyone to live exactly the same as the other no matter how hard or how little you work. Oh wait. That’s what obama is trying to do. That’s Communism and it isn’t right. He needs to be stopped before he stops all of us..

    • Do you mind if I use your comment on my timeline on facebook? I have a few friends that would benefit from reading your comment that way you put it!!!

    • I have never linked food stamps and welfare with poverty….I link it with folks that think I owe them a living…I ain’t your Mama…..if you are too good to take a job, you’re too good to eat….the world don’t owe you spit! Time to grow up!

  5. The policies of this administration that has led to the worse recovery in history, plays a huge part in all this.. It also disgusts me to have wide open borders and people brought into this country and put right away on all benefits.. So many problems we need a real leader. My congress men have voted well, Wish others would.

    • 0bama’s plan is to tank/sink the US economy, not to recover it, so in that aspect his plan is working like a charm…

  6. What can we really do? Those that are in office now don’t seem to care. This is a most definite deliberate attempt to bankrupt people,making us slaves to the power of the government. This has shown me how easy it will be for the anti-christ to set himself up. We will be at his disposal. And depend on him for our very needs. This healthcare crap is going to ruin everyone’s income. And he knew it. And Pelosi said we will have to pass it to see what is in it…she is just stupid. And Americans have been played. I just hope come mid-term people will see it for what it is..Socialism/Communism.

    • Remember not to take that mark that will allow you to buy or sell. Anything that is implanted into your body to be used for buying and selling is your doom. Refuse it or you reach the point of no return. They will have the ability to end you with it. Not to mention the fact that you have just sold your soul to satan, the true enemy of God.

  7. Obama’s administration are the leaders of the Democrat/Socialist Party. The reason the Dems don’t expose him as the radical that he is can only be that they are radicals themselves, and part of the scheme to “fundamentally change” America into a socialist nation. Those who aren’t need to leave the party in order to expose it’s true agenda.

    • Yeah, on the first part, but on the second…those who aren’t with the plan should NOT leave the party. If they do, left in their wake are only the bad guys in power. Not a good plan.
      Their true agenda has been exposed by WE the people. What good is that? Nothing is being done, and a whole lot of us can see what’s going on. We think we can wait till the elections to fix this, but by the time Obama’s term is up, all will be destroyed. We can’t wait – and yet we all do.

  8. And at the same time Republicans want to import 55-65 million uneducated poor third-worlders and give instant legal status to 15-20 million illegals. Add all them to ALL the social welfare rolls.

    • Just because they call themselves Republicans doesn’t mean they’re not in on it, in another capacity. Many are not, but most are. Mitt Romney was not who he said he was, folks, and I voted for him (lesser of two evils?). What he did to his state reveals his real self.

    • Get your facts straight dude, Obama signed the law for free education and medical. Read up on the facts dude. To many baby daddies out there, not being responsible, and to many women getting knocked up. Why they see Snooky, Kardashians, they sex, violence, and the glorifying of thugs, gangsters. Both parties are at fault here. But Obama has proven to be a liar, a taking credit for things he never accomplished, But what he really is doing, is causing young men to create violence using the race card. Every man and woman regardless of race, creed, or color, can make it in this country on their own merits. But both parties, have to understand, we want jobs back in this country, we need work, and we need a leader that can prove he is native of this land, have the respect of all the people. I voted for Collin Powell, not because of race, but what he earned, he served the military, Conda lisa Rice was brilliant, smart, articulate. She is worthy of the status. Obama is a liar dude, and this sure isn’t about race.

    • Not the republicans. It’s Obama who wants to allow that many non-Americans into the US, a lot of them from Muslim countries. Plus he does nothing about the 12 million+ that are already here. The news networks of CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC willl never tell you the truth because Obama tells them what they are allowed to report and how they report it. CNN, I believe is starting to realize that broadcasting Obama’s lies was costing the viewers faster than Biden can stick his foot in his mouth. Fox, on the other hand, has been picking up viewers at an astounding rate.

  9. “Any man who would abandon Americans to die in a terrorist attack and lie about it is an evil, untrustworthy individual, and Barack Hussein Obama must be removed from office.”

    Calling for removal of the President? Allen West must be a racist. Ask any progressive.

    Any
    man who would abandon Americans to die in a terrorist attack and lie
    about it is an evil, untrustworthy individual, and Barack Hussein Obama
    must be removed from office.
    Read more at http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/01/food-stamp-growth-portend-economic-collapse-nation/#HFO2TXuMeOf0RO52.99
    Any
    man who would abandon Americans to die in a terrorist attack and lie
    about it is an evil, untrustworthy individual, and Barack Hussein Obama
    must be removed from office.
    Read more at http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/01/food-stamp-growth-portend-economic-collapse-nation/#HFO2TXuMeOf0RO52.99
    Any
    man who would abandon Americans to die in a terrorist attack and lie
    about it is an evil, untrustworthy individual, and Barack Hussein Obama
    must be removed from office.
    Read more at http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/01/food-stamp-growth-portend-economic-collapse-nation/#HFO2TXuMeOf0RO52.99
    Any
    man who would abandon Americans to die in a terrorist attack and lie
    about it is an evil, untrustworthy individual, and Barack Hussein Obama
    must be removed from office.
    Read more at http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/01/food-stamp-growth-portend-economic-collapse-nation/#HFO2TXuMeOf0RO52.99
    Any
    man who would abandon Americans to die in a terrorist attack and lie
    about it is an evil, untrustworthy individual, and Barack Hussein Obama
    must be removed from office.
    Read more at http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/01/food-stamp-growth-portend-economic-collapse-nation/#HFO2TXuMeOf0RO52.99
    Any
    man who would abandon Americans to die in a terrorist attack and lie
    about it is an evil, untrustworthy individual, and Barack Hussein Obama
    must be removed from office.
    Read more at http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/01/food-stamp-growth-portend-economic-collapse-nation/#HFO2TXuMeOf0RO52.99
    Any
    man who would abandon Americans to die in a terrorist attack and lie
    about it is an evil, untrustworthy individual, and Barack Hussein Obama
    must be removed from office.
    Read more at http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/01/food-stamp-growth-portend-economic-collapse-nation/#HFO2TXuMeOf0RO52.99
    Any
    man who would abandon Americans to die in a terrorist attack and lie
    about it is an evil, untrustworthy individual, and Barack Hussein Obama
    must be removed from office.
    Read more at http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/01/food-stamp-growth-portend-economic-collapse-nation/#HFO2TXuMeOf0RO52.99
    Any
    man who would abandon Americans to die in a terrorist attack and lie
    about it is an evil, untrustworthy individual, and Barack Hussein Obama
    must be removed from office.
    Read more at http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/01/food-stamp-growth-portend-economic-collapse-nation/#HFO2TXuMeOf0RO52.99
    Any
    man who would abandon Americans to die in a terrorist attack and lie
    about it is an evil, untrustworthy individual, and Barack Hussein Obama
    must be removed from office.
    Read more at http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/01/food-stamp-growth-portend-economic-collapse-nation/#HFO2TXuMeOf0RO52.99
    Any
    man who would abandon Americans to die in a terrorist attack and lie
    about it is an evil, untrustworthy individual, and Barack Hussein Obama
    must be removed from office.
    Read more at http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/01/food-stamp-growth-portend-economic-collapse-nation/#HFO2TXuMeOf0RO52.99

  10. “Any man who would abandon Americans to die in a terrorist attack and lie
    about it is an evil, untrustworthy individual, and Barack Hussein Obama
    must be removed from office.”

    Calling for the removal of the President? Allen West must be a racist. Ask any Progressive. What other reason for advocating removal of The Won could their be?

  11. He is a FRAUD,LIAR,FOOL, HAS NO RESPECT FOR THE MILITARY THAT HE PUTS IN HARMSWAY , HAS NO REGARD FOR THE LAW OR THE CONSTITUTION!!! Needs to be IMPEACHED ASAP ,be for he destroys the REPUBLIC as we have known it for the last 235 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE RESPECT FOR THE OFFICE , BUT ABSOULTY NONE FOR HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Good article and it explains a lot. One minute he want’s to tell us the economy is doing better under his administration and were no longer in a recession. Then you see the number of people on food stamps and the other issues presented in the article and it’s obvious that something is clearly not right. The man is contradicting himself and I already didn’t trust him, but the article helped me see things more clearly.

  13. Years and years ago, if you had a car, you couldn’t get food stamps. They figured that if you had a car…you were making enough $$….you should sell your car to eat and take the bus, or train to work.
    ————
    I had been in the nightclub business and making $$ hand over fist. My daughter’s brains fell out when she turned 14. I had to find a 9-5 job DT Dallas so I could be home with her at night. I heard about food stamps and called them. At that time, since I had a car, they weren’t going to give them to me. I broke down crying.! “Lady, I just need them until I get my first paycheck in two weeks.”
    I got exactly what I needed; and from then on, I paid for everything myself!
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    I have seen illegals in my area at the store. They drive TWO new Sports Vehicles and get food stamps. I found how how they were getting them. They may have 2 children BUT! They borrow “2” more children from their relatives or friends and get food stamps for 6 people vs. 4.
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    You know when you shop at the same grocery store for years, you know everyone in the store. They were quite upset about the things they saw. An Illegal couple would come into the store and take TWO carts. They filled both carts up top and bottom with food. Then they’d take the food out to the NEW vehicle to unload. THEN they’d go back in the store and grab two more carts. Only this time, they filled up both carts (top and bottom) with cases or beer and wine.

    • Upaces, you are exactly right, I see it all the time. I am on SSI, my neighbors are all Mexicans and they are all scamming the system, and I cannot get food stamps nor can I get a reason why. These people know the system better then the people working there. Also most of the people working in the welfare offices are mexican or black, when a white person walks in they get the run around and walk out to the bus stop or an old beat up car, but the blacks walk out with twice as much as the whites and get in a Mercedes Benz, the mexicans walk out to brand new pick up trucks. Now I am 60 years old and would be working if at all possible but I can’t, I worked all my life until just recently and I get $860.00

      a month, I can barely feed myself, thank God I don’t have a family to support. I can’t even get disability benefits, even though my doctors and the doctors that Social Security have sent me to all said that I cannot go back to work. The Mexicans collect under one name and work full time under another name or off the books. These people are collecting MY BENEFITS. The reason I cannot work is I have 2 steel hips, 2 steel shoulders and 1 steel ankle and my hands barely work at all. But these people can come here perfectly healthy and collect every benefit that our fucked up government has to offer…….

      • God Bless You, Darlin’….I do understand.
        HE IS DEVELOPING a “grateful voter base.” He knows how we feel. He doesn’t care if we live or die.

    • Video it and send copies of the video to TV stations in your area. Many TV stations do stories on fraud and scams…Once the story goes public, angry people make sure the proper officials do their job and end the scam. Start your own “video vigilantes” and watch the scammers disappear like cockroaches in a bright light….

      • And yet (I don’t mean to counter what you say), I have seen the endless arguments in which people object to food stamps being used for chips, candy, pop, alcohol, whatever….and these people are jumped on as being ‘judgmental’ and chided that they don’t know the whole story, maybe that’s the one time they ever bought chips and it’s their kid’s birthday. We have become a nation that feels entitled to chips…and feels entitled to have someone else pay for those chips. So unfortunately, I’m not sure how many TV stations would air this, or how many people would be upset by it anymore. 🙁

  14. Not all the recipients of food stamps are lazy. Many of them are there because they have to get food stamps to survive. Remember all those companies that cut their fulltime workers back to 29 or 30 hours so they wouldn’t have to pay for Obamacare for them? How do you survive a 25% cut in working hours and your medical insurance taken away, especially if you have dependents? For many seniors and retirees, they lost the 5% interest on their retirement CDs so the government could give banks almost free money to play the stock market. A CD now brings in less than 1%, that’s an 80% loss in that income while food, gas, utilities, medical expenses and prescription drugs are going up. How do you survive? They would rather be standing on their own two feet and self-supporting, but sometimes life doesn’t work that way, especially now….

    • I agree that not all food stamps recipients are lazy. I used food stamps and paid child care after my divorce. Because the full time job that I had didn’t come close covering these things. But it did pay for health insurance. That was back in the 70’s and was the state of affairs for me. Now, however, Obama’s programs have opened the flood gates of dependence on government to survive. In the state in which I live, the citizens who were receiving welfare and/or food stamps decades ago have morphed into their descendants still being on these handout programs. They feel that they are owed these freebees plus Section 8 housing. My daughter was in high school and she told me about other students who were looking forward to turning 18 so they could start getting their checks. I asked what checks they were talking about and she said welfare checks. This the result of endless handouts. And it is not sustainable. Obama has successfully snowballed the number of families receiving these handouts through other programs like Obamacare. He knew that businesses would have to lay off or cut the hours of their workers to stay in business. It’s much cheaper for them to pay the tax.

    • I agree that not all are but many are. I never took a dime from the government but have for the majority of my family of five’s existence for 20 plus years operated at or below the poverty level, and yet built our own house, paid for it and have never gone hungry.

    • lokiswife, I don’t think the article said food stamp recipients are all lazy. In fact, I’m not sure what your intention is with your statement, but whether you meant to or not, I think you confirmed the article’s point: Obama/Soetoro’s INTENTION is to FORCE people into poverty and onto food stamps, thereby bankrupting the system so badly that they can claim they need to force us all into socialism….’for the children.’ The fact that food stamp recipients have increased by 51% SUGGESTS THAT these are people who have not made a lifetime habit of it, but have been forced there by Obama/Soetoro’s policies and disastrous government.

    • No one is saying that…the article pointed out that the culture of our workforce is being undermined by the policies of this administration…

  15. I agree. If my memory is correct the weathermens creed which was led by President Obama’s mentor William Ayer is to bankrupt America and build it back up as a socialist republic.

  16. Unless there is support for business creation and expasion, corperations leaving for China,scottland or wherever, that number will rise. Systematic crushing of the small processors by the USDA (Monsanto’s puppets) is going to put more in line for the free meal, and Iam sure there are other industries where the smaller companies or being regulated and taxed out of existance!

  17. 10,000 dollar charge and more to the government for each legal or illegal resident who gives birth in the US and who cant afford medical bills. Where will the government get that? Now go and work hard! Alot of people counting on you 🙂

  18. All over these discussion forums, there is anger and outrage over King Obama taking over this country. The question is, what are we going to do to STOP it? What can Republican congressmen do? What can we as the constituents do? http://www dot whiteoutpress dot com/articles/2014/q1/activists-announce-american-spring-march-on-washington/

  19. Be assured, the Ayers, Dorhns, Rudds et al. never gave up their “Death to America” campaign…They merely took it to most vulnerable, our school aged children…We are eating popcorn watching as a fifty year long attack on our nation comes to fruition…The time to dig up our munitions draws near…We are under attack from within and our enemy has permeated our government…

  20. For fifty years the Dems have used the exactly same policies as common drug dealers, who front-load their victims with freebies, to hook them for life.

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