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Another Food Stamp Record

The number of American households on food stamps hit a record in January according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). A total of 23 million American households received the taxpayer-funded food subsidies – the latest peak in a steady expansion of the welfare program under the administrations…

The number of American households on food stamps hit a record in January according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

A total of 23 million American households received the taxpayer-funded food subsidies – the latest peak in a steady expansion of the welfare program under the administrations of both George W. Bush and current U.S. President Barack Obama.

Meanwhile the individual recipient total for January was 47.7 million – just off of the all-time high set in December 2012.

Wanna see the data for yourself?

Courtesy of the USDA, take a look …

(Click to enlarge)

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Ouch …

Where is the “recovery” again?

Yeah …

Anyway, South Carolina is currently trying to reform its food stamp program – which costs taxpayers $1.4 billion annually (and has been the subject of some serious allegations involving the manipulation of data). Gov. Nikki Haley has said she is submitting a waiver to the federal government seeking permission to require food stamp recipients to make healthier dietary choices – but so far she hasn’t done so.

Meanwhile one of Haley’s health czarinas, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) director Catherine Templeton has proposed confining food stamp purchases to the parameters of another, more tightly defined food stamp program (a notion we support).

Of course at the end of the day the real issue – at both the federal and state levels – is the steadily climbing number of dependents.

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Hat Tip: Zero Hedge

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34 comments

BigT April 16, 2013 at 10:12 am

Democrats are in the biggest DENIAL of Obama Failure since Germans claimed they did not know what Hitler was doing.
If you can still Bash Bush and not begin to realize what an Eff-Up Obama is…you are truly DELUSIONAL. You may not care…but if you deny it, you may need to seek professional help for yourself.

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Lydia Lovelips April 16, 2013 at 10:29 am

I’ll get professional help with you get a HS education.

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Bubbas Brother April 16, 2013 at 10:34 am

Lydia – picking at T is funnier if it makes sense….

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Smirks April 16, 2013 at 4:01 pm

BigT tells liberals to get professional help.

Lydia says she’ll get professional help if BigT gets a high school education.

What doesn’t make sense?

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Bubbas Brother April 16, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Everything after Lydia Lovelips…

BigT April 16, 2013 at 10:12 am

Democrats are in the biggest DENIAL of Obama Failure since Germans claimed they did not know what Hitler was doing.
If you can still Bash Bush and not begin to realize what an Eff-Up Obama is…you are truly DELUSIONAL. You may not care…but if you deny it, you may need to seek professional help for yourself.

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Lydia Lovelips April 16, 2013 at 10:29 am

I’ll get professional help with you get a HS education.

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The Colonel (R) April 16, 2013 at 10:34 am

Lydia – picking at T is funnier if it makes sense….

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Smirks April 16, 2013 at 4:01 pm

BigT tells liberals to get professional help.

Lydia says she’ll get professional help if BigT gets a high school education.

What doesn’t make sense?

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The Colonel (R) April 16, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Everything after Lydia Lovelips…

Jan April 16, 2013 at 10:20 am

Channeling Lee Atwater today I see.

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Jan April 16, 2013 at 10:20 am

Channeling Lee Atwater today I see.

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jimlewisowb April 16, 2013 at 10:21 am

I was in Myrtle Beach the other day and I saw a bumper sticker on a parked car that read: “I Miss Detroit”

So, I broke out all the windows, stole the seats/radio, removed all four wheels, shot holes in the trunk, added a VOTE Obama bumper sticker, and left a note that read,

“I hope this helps until you get back to Detroit”

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jimlewisowb April 16, 2013 at 10:21 am

I was in Myrtle Beach the other day and I saw a bumper sticker on a parked car that read: “I Miss Detroit”

So, I broke out all the windows, stole the seats/radio, removed all four wheels, shot holes in the trunk, added a VOTE Obama bumper sticker, and left a note that read,

“I hope this helps until you get back to Detroit”

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South of Broad Daze April 16, 2013 at 10:26 am

The recovery will take place when SC gets over its addiction to the GOP and votes sensibly for balanced 2 party government.

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Bubbas Brother April 16, 2013 at 10:33 am

Yeah and that starts the recovery exactly how?

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BigT April 16, 2013 at 10:52 am

The whole country is EFFED UP..and it began wabout the time Obama was elected, and he’s just made it worse. He has NO answers, despite Gargantuan spending. He is a Cash-4-Clunker President.
Also: The state’s that are far left are in WORSE Shape than SC. And other state’s that wised up and moved away from the Obama disater, are doing a little better by resisting his miserable hands.
Liberals ain’t much for listening to the truth. But face it: Communism has FAILED (it was REALLY tried and REALLY Failed)…and so has Obama…

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Smirks April 16, 2013 at 4:05 pm

It isn’t so much a problem of Republicans or Democrats in this state, it is a general problem of safe seats. Most of the legislature needs to go and we really do need a high percentage of seats that aren’t safe, much more than 50%. People have to hold government accountable regardless of what ideology is used. You don’t, then, well, you get a government that isn’t accountable for anything it does. You get exactly what you voted for.

That’s SC’s problem. Not too sure that relates to the issue at hand though.

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South of Broad Daze April 16, 2013 at 10:26 am

The recovery will take place when SC gets over its addiction to the GOP and votes sensibly for balanced 2 party government.

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The Colonel (R) April 16, 2013 at 10:33 am

Yeah and that starts the recovery exactly how?

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BigT April 16, 2013 at 10:52 am

The whole country is EFFED UP..and it began wabout the time Obama was elected, and he’s just made it worse. He has NO answers, despite Gargantuan spending. He is a Cash-4-Clunker President.
Also: The state’s that are far left are in WORSE Shape than SC. And other state’s that wised up and moved away from the Obama disater, are doing a little better by resisting his miserable hands.
Liberals ain’t much for listening to the truth. But face it: Communism has FAILED (it was REALLY tried and REALLY Failed)…and so has Obama…

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Smirks April 16, 2013 at 4:05 pm

It isn’t so much a problem of Republicans or Democrats in this state, it is a general problem of safe seats. Most of the legislature needs to go and we really do need a high percentage of seats that aren’t safe, much more than 50%. People have to hold government accountable regardless of what ideology is used. You don’t, then, well, you get a government that isn’t accountable for anything it does. You get exactly what you voted for.

That’s SC’s problem. Not too sure that relates to the issue at hand though.

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Sailor April 16, 2013 at 10:44 am

Of the 23 million households receiving food stamps, it would be interesting to know how many are military and how many work for Walmart.

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Sailor April 16, 2013 at 10:44 am

Of the 23 million households receiving food stamps, it would be interesting to know how many are military and how many work for Walmart.

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True dat April 16, 2013 at 10:52 am

I like the proposal to allow recipients to purchase fast food with the stamps. Why should someone have to cook their own free food? Damn, isn’t getting out of bed and dragging myself down to the local McDonalds for some Big Macs and fries hard enough? Cooking is complicated. The power must work or the gas must be current or the stove doesn’t work. Then, well, I have t wash dishes and all that boring stuff. I”m a busy person. I got to chase the kids around, got to try to get me another baby daddy to make some more kids so I can get more stamps. At least the little indian man down at the stop and go let me get a master cylinder and some smokes with my EBT card. My girlfriend ax me how he do that but I tell her that heez mofucking bizness long as he stay cool I”m cool. I eben tell the bruthas not to hit his store cause heez cool and all but dey say who carez, they’s mo dem coming to take over after dey cap heez assz. Go Obama, thanks fo da phone dude.

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True dat April 16, 2013 at 10:52 am

I like the proposal to allow recipients to purchase fast food with the stamps. Why should someone have to cook their own free food? Damn, isn’t getting out of bed and dragging myself down to the local McDonalds for some Big Macs and fries hard enough? Cooking is complicated. The power must work or the gas must be current or the stove doesn’t work. Then, well, I have t wash dishes and all that boring stuff. I”m a busy person. I got to chase the kids around, got to try to get me another baby daddy to make some more kids so I can get more stamps. At least the little indian man down at the stop and go let me get a master cylinder and some smokes with my EBT card. My girlfriend ax me how he do that but I tell her that heez mofucking bizness long as he stay cool I”m cool. I eben tell the bruthas not to hit his store cause heez cool and all but dey say who carez, they’s mo dem coming to take over after dey cap heez assz. Go Obama, thanks fo da phone dude.

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Uncle Fester April 16, 2013 at 2:31 pm Reply
Uncle Fester April 16, 2013 at 2:31 pm Reply
lawzoo April 16, 2013 at 3:24 pm

USDA? Why is that instead of HHS? Oh ADM, General Mills, Bird’s-Eye, and other major food processors need $$$ welfare (from the middle-class ) too.

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lawzoo April 16, 2013 at 3:24 pm

USDA? Why is that instead of HHS? Oh ADM, General Mills, Bird’s-Eye, and other major food processors need $$$ welfare (from the middle-class ) too.

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hum_dinger April 16, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Its too broken to care anymore; cheap food = taxpayer subsidized fatty food; healthy food is expensive. Cant fix this at state level; must come from feds, and trickle to states – make unhealthy food expensive (remove subsidies) and problem will fix itself.
And I encourage Catherine to try living on a foodstampie budget for a week – she might be suprised to see how not very far the money really goes.

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hum_dinger April 16, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Its too broken to care anymore; cheap food = taxpayer subsidized fatty food; healthy food is expensive. Cant fix this at state level; must come from feds, and trickle to states – make unhealthy food expensive (remove subsidies) and problem will fix itself.
And I encourage Catherine to try living on a foodstampie budget for a week – she might be suprised to see how not very far the money really goes.

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canucmenow April 17, 2013 at 5:50 am

The food stamp program is a HUGE joke…….It works only for certain people…..The dictionary definition…..to use wrongly or improperly….and believe me,they do…..

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canucmenow April 17, 2013 at 5:50 am

The food stamp program is a HUGE joke…….It works only for certain people…..The dictionary definition…..to use wrongly or improperly….and believe me,they do…..

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