Food stamp recipients could fill Yankee Stadium 925 times

Recently we reported there are 92 million Americans out of work who didn’t look for employment last month – while there were 9 million out of work who were still looking. And you must understand, since the 92 million aren’t looking, they’re not counted as “unemployed” therefore giving the impression that American unemployment is only 6.1 percent.

Well, we haven’t looked at the growth of the welfare nanny-state for sometime. As we are winding down the baseball season — which is the last season for Yankee stalwart Derek Jeter — I figured we could pay tribute to the Yankees as we examine the explosion of the dependency society.

For reference, Yankee stadium is able to hold 50,291 fans. According to CNS News, “In June 2014, there were 46,496,145 individual recipients of the food stamp program, which is enough to fill the Yankee Stadium 925 times, according to data from the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The number of recipients was up 270,999 since the previous month in May 2014 when there were 46,225,146 individuals participating in the program.”

I might want to be careful because New York City’s avowed socialist Mayor, Bill de Blasio may just mandate that Yankee Stadium only allow food stamp recipients for the next 925 games – and a baseball season is 162 games. Regardless, what is happening in America? Is the American dream being eroded to become the American nightmare?

I suppose if we listen to progressive socialists, the only folks who deserve dreams are those here illegally — ala the Dream Act.

So is the whole thing about a $15 minimum wage just more smoke and mirrors to entice the masses and make them focus on the cute shiny toy? All the while not realizing how they’re being forced into a permanent state of poverty — economic servitude to the state.

I guess if you are measuring increased dependency as a criteria, our economy is indeed improving. Now, to be fair to Barack Hussein Obamanomics, participation in the SNAP program peaked for individuals in December of 2012, when there were 47,792,056 persons participating. So we have seen a decline in participation for individuals by 1,295,911 individuals.

However, since the beginning of the data that appears on the USDA website, participation has increased 7.6 percent. Going back to October 2010, there were 43,201,052 recipients of SNAP benefits. Therefore almost four years later the number of beneficiaries has increased by 3,295,093 individuals. I know somehow this will all be George W. Bush’s fault — as Obama likes to say, a previous administration. Go ahead progressive socialists, give it your best shot — and make sure you assign the evolution of ISIS to Bush as well.

Prince Charming Obama isn’t responsible for anything and that’s what makes him so very alluring for progressive socialists. I wonder how many rounds of golf would Obama have to play to equate to 46,225,146 holes? (2,568,064, by the way) But, don’t tell him because he just might try to achieve that goal in the final two years of what is becoming without debate, the worst presidency ever in American history — regardless of how many liberal school teachers in D.C. who want to have papers written comparing Bush with Hitler — can you imagine the leftist media’s outrage if that were a Tea Party teacher?

Let’s try to agree that under Obama’s watch, middle-income families have suffered, their wages have been depressed, food and gas commodity prices have increased, and the dependency society has exploded — all while we have anemic economic and GDP growth. Dow Jones up, you say? Well, if I’m printing money, sure, I can make it grow as large as I want. The truth is known on Main Street though.

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Patty
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Rather than signs that say “We accept EBT” I would like to see businesses with signs stating “We do not accept EBT” that is where I want to shop. The government loves statistics. I would love for them to publish reports on where food stamp mo eyes is spent. Items such as sweets, chips, soda, pet food, bottled water, and other items that contribute zero to human nutrition. Food assistance should be handled privately in the community. Government assistance only leads to out of control programs. Do not accuse me of hating the poor. The war on poverty has not… Read more »
John Schumacher
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Money will not stop poverty. It expands it. More you give them more people want on it.

James N Range III
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close to $10,000,000,000.00 has been spend on the “war on poverty”…I say it’s time to say poverty won and move on…

dginga
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My mother has always said that we would only have a fraction of people on food stamps if the recipients, instead of receiving money (in the form of actual food stamps or an EBT card) would receive an ID card that would allow them to shop at state-run food stores. Those stores would only offer food selections that conform to Moochelle’s “healthy eating” campaign, therefore no more potato chips, soda, etc. If they want to buy junk food, they’d have to save the money to do so. Of course, Mom remembers before welfare became so many cash handouts. The reason… Read more »
Patty
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If Moochelle really cared about the health and independence of the poor that is how food stamps would work. I fully agree with you. Welfare is serving the power of politicians while destroying the American family

Greg Ranger
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If Moochelle followed her own diet she wouldn’t be 200 plus lbs..

George Pimentel
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patty kma I am 54 paid ssi medicaid and taxes since 1976 in 2011 I crushed my spinal cord at work. The w/c claim is still pending, the paltry sum I recieve from ebt is spent on beef cheese milk beans and yes the occasional soda or kool-aid.

John Schumacher
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Single person can hardly live on government money. Need to be single with kids

Patty
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If you were not being taxed for so many years to pay for those programs you would have more of your own money. The same would be true for you’d family and friends. Do you really trust the government to be more efficient and caring than your family and friends? Americans will take care of each other and people will live more noble lives if we phase out federal welfare programs. If states or counties choose to provide programs that is up to them. America will deeply regret the cancer we have created. We are hurting the poor not helping.
Debbie
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Not sure you can buy pet food with food stamps. However, please remember, there ARE people working, and actively looking for more/better pay jobs, when you are out scouting for offenders. And there are tooooooo many offenders; but not all recipients are.

John Schumacher
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I turned a group of offenders in to everyone law enforcement agency I can and to welfare and they will not investigate.

Michael Kennedy
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1 in 46 million. Time to play the lottery.

Kevin
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Since 2008 I went from making $30.00 per hour and have been unemployed from one job to the next 5 times now. My 1st job after 2008 was paying claims for a national mortgage insurance company and I got a taste of what the middle class was going through losing everything including their homes. My latest job in 2014 was working for a National lender as a Short Sale Negotiator. Once again I saw what is still going on with the middle class. Still losing everything including their homes !!!! Some say the economy is getting better but based on… Read more »
Robert Wood
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SHUT THE FREE LOADING BAS$$T OFF

Earl Lee
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Shut grandma off?? Shut the disabled vet off? Really???

tulet
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Of the 46 Million on SNAP benefits, How many are illegal aliens, and how may are fraudulently receiving benefits? If you take the crime rates for the cities in which they live and then use a percentage of the crimes of fraud and selling food stamps for alcohol, drugs, or cash, it could be as high as 20%, or roughly 9 Million. How many have been on the program for a generation or longer? Some families are making Welfare a way of Life for 3-4 generations. Have more babies get more benefits.

John Schumacher
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Anytime I see a pregnant woman with 3 to4 other kids and oldest is 5 it is obvious it is welfare. I have never found myself wrong. The more kids more money and food stamps.

Greg Ranger
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Baby machines…polluting our country.

Patty
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That is the norm not the exception with food stamps. We supplement the income of drug dealers with welfare. Get rid of all of it. Americans will take care of each other. Welfare is a destructive cancer

Earl Lee
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People are working and qualify for stamps! The elerdly and disabled get stamps. Military families get stamps. Veterans get STAMPS!! Allen (rob these loons blind) west, blow it out of your tookus you CON MAN!!!

Greg Ranger
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He’s not addressing deserving recipients..he’s discussing and pointing out the abusers..

Earl Lee
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No…he is lumping ALL of them together so he can get you to believe that everyone that get stamps are some lazy folks that don’t want to work. He is a master of deception….like he has deceived many of you to donate to the GUARDIAN FUND…4 million raised vs $35,000 given to candidates while over 3 million went to FUNDRAISING!! But….you keep donating cause you believe he is looking out for YOU! HAHAHAHAHAHA

Greg Ranger
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Look moron..unlike yourself he’s served honorably and he’s a combat veteran. FYI I’d rather trust his word than that traitorous Muslim in the White House.

Earl Lee
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Just read something that says the majority if people on stamps are in RED STATES…

Earl Lee
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He servered honorably but yet he was relieved of command?? Sorry Skippy but the facts do not agree with your argument! Now…go donate to the GUARDIAN FUND!! Hahahahahah!!

Earl Lee
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Yes he is…

Perry Bodine
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Hey Earl, Do you know how to tell who the Baptist in a casino are??………Give Up??……They’re the ones praying!!!! LOL

Kyle Sexton
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Are you this stupid or are you being paid to be this stupid?

Earl Lee
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So how are you disputing me…I must have missed that

JANUS
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Your shallow and your allegations are transparent…They may work on Democrats that’s because they don’t read unless its music lyrics or tattoos or may not speak English because its not a requirement.

Earl Lee
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Allen West Guardian Fund Stats:
notice the difference between contributions and FUNDRAISING

Contributions: Contributions to federal candidates $35,000
Contributions to committees $5,000
Fundraising: Fundraising mailings & calls $2,080,096
Fundraising data & technology $327,956
Fundraising fees $274,172
Fundraising events $213,323
Fundraising consulting $133,946
Miscellaneous fundraising $65,750
MediaWeb ads $60,680
SalariesSalaries, wages & benefits $271
Unclassifiable: Unclassifiable data & technology $13,775

JANUS
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They hand out hundreds of thousands of dollars every quarter to military and police officers for service weapon training…but you don’t want to read this or report this.

Earl Lee
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Why are you LYING??

JANUS
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I’m not sure what your reading…go to opensecrets.org click on the Summary tab…go to bottom of the page open up documents filed at the FEC…go to quarterly expenditures keep clicking then you will see all the charitable contributions.

Earl Lee
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How much for charity??

Greg Ranger
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Moron…that’s for security and crime prevention.

JANUS
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Follow the train of thought, I know what its for, i’m walking your buddy Earl to the conclusion that its a legitimate charity.

John Schumacher
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I have seen that reported many times. That is positive expense.

JANUS
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I’m well aware of its charitable contributions…read my statements about the good it does.

MotherBatherick
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People shouldn’t take the bait that obama (may peace be upon him) throws at them. If you take the bait then you will make yourself a prisoner. Unfortunately, a lot of people did fall for his tactics and voted for him but hopefully they are wising up and won’t see the next progressive socialist that runs as a Democrat as their “savior” and take the bait.

John Schumacher
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Well they are hoping for those 46 million votes.

RICARDO36
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STOP THE GIVEAWAYS AND SEE HOW THE UNEMPLOYMENT SIZE SHRINKS!

JANUS
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Obama and Democrats are lying…We know it, democrats deny it, but they don’t care. They think the govt. is Santa and it has endless funds.

Russell Neefe
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Let me see if I understand the numbers for SNAP. November, 2008 there were less than 31 million receiving SNAP benefits and in December, 2012 there was right at 48 million receiving SNAP benefits. Doing very simple math that is an increase of 17 million recipients of SNAP benefits. When you divide 17 by 31 you get 0.548387, which is about an increase of 55% under Obama from the highest number under Bush. Much like the National Deficit that has sky rocketed under Obama close to $8 trillion in just 5 1/2 years. That is an increase close to 80%… Read more »
John Schumacher
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We have been having families here quitting work and going directly on welfare and food stamps. They will not show up on unemployment list. There is an individual assisting them in doing it. I have reported it to all police departments and government and nothing is being done. This has been ongoing many years.

Greg Ranger
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Healthy enough to work..yet stay home? Live off the state? = trash…

Joe Balda
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My wife and I are senior citizens and life long Republicans. In 2009 I
lost my home to foreclosure and my car was repossessed all because i was
laid off. Force to retire at 62 I applied for food stamps and now
receive $15.00 a month for the both of us.