Food Stamps

Work Requirement Bill for Food Stamps Introduced In NH Senate

by Steve MacDonald February 22, 2017

New Hampshire State Senator Kevin Avard has introduced legislation that would ‘tighten up’ the State’s Food Stamp Program. “The intent of this legislation is to strengthen New Hampshire’s food stamp program so that it can remain solvent for those who truly need the benefits for years to come. By requiring an asset test, we are protecting […]

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Maine Added Work Provision for Food Stamps – Guess What Happened?

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2016

(Daily Signal) In response to the growth in food stamp dependence, Maine’s governor, Paul LePage, recently established work requirements on recipients who are without dependents and able-bodied. In Maine, all able-bodied adults without dependents in the food stamp program are now required to take a job, participate in training, or perform community service. Job openings […]

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Data Point – food stamps are REAL expensive

by Skip November 3, 2016

Not only does the government spend a breathtaking $70 billion a year to give a record number of people food stamps, it wastes billions more to administer the bloated welfare program. Some states spend a lot more than others to distribute the free food vouchers and the discrepancies are downright outrageous. The government dedicates $3.6 […]

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Let’s Expand Government Programs Because – More Fraud!

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2016
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Bonita Kitson of Concord collected social security benefits from 2008-2010. When she married in 2010 neither her or her husband–who was also collecting government goodies, reported the marriage. In 2014, when Kitson tried to collect a lump sum Social Security death benefit after that husband died, the geniuses in the government said, “husband?”

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by Rick Olson September 10, 2015

“It is one thing to have free immigration to jobs. It is another thing to have free immigration to welfare. And you cannot have both…We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes non-work.”  —Milton Friedman Welfare. The word used to be a pejorative. Having grown up in an upper middle class family, some […]

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Notable Quote – Daniel Greenfield

by Susan Olsen June 7, 2015

“The nation can’t survive turning into Baltimore. The city is subsidized by Maryland taxpayers, a state full of bedroom communities for consultants and employees of the Federal government. Maryland didn’t become the richest state in America through entrepreneurship and hard work, but by siphoning off massive Federal spending. Billions have already been “massively invested” in […]

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Maine Says Able-Bodied Must ‘Work’ or no Food Stamps

by Steve MacDonald November 11, 2014
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 Go Maine… The federal waiver that has been in place since 2010 because of the recession has been allowed to expire in the state of Maine. This allows Maine to reinstate a mandate requiring able-bodied adults who are 18 to 50 years old and have no children to work or volunteer 20 hours per week […]

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Data Point – Food Stamps recipients > 45M for 35 months

by Skip October 8, 2014

At what point do we call this Government dependency?  As opposed to a handup?  Didn’t Obama just tell us that the economy is doing well? (H/T: Independent Journal Review)

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Meanwhile, In ‘Utopia’ …

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2014
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Illinois Illinois’ sluggish jobs recovery is coming at a tremendous cost. For every post-recession job created in Illinois, nearly two people have enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. In the recession era, the number of Illinoisans dependent on food stamps has risen by 745,000. … There are nearly […]

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Data Point – Growth in Dependence on Food Stamps

by Skip December 5, 2013

“Food stamp spending is at historic highs—it has doubled twice since 2000. Now some on Capitol Hill say the House is trying to make major cuts to the program, but they’re really making some much-needed policy reforms that would achieve modest savings. …The House’s savings come from closing loopholes and ending policies that are currently […]

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Socialist Democrat Rewards Program: Create More Dependents – Get A Federal Kick Back!

by Steve MacDonald November 5, 2013
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  Comrade Governor Maggie Hassan Smiles as she gets her kickback check for forcing more Granite Stater’s onto the Food Stamp government dependency program.  

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Obama’s Legacy?

by Skip September 30, 2013

Americans, Presidents and others, who have done their jobs well, have become famous for that, and honored after their deaths?  Their faces on our currency: President Obama?

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One of many projects to destroy America…

by Tim Condon April 30, 2013

This from Judicial Watch: “For decades the U.S. government has knowingly given illegal immigrants food stamps, according to a former certification case worker who denounced the costly practice back in the 1980s but was essentially ordered to keep a lid on it.” Meanwhile, “the nation’s food stamp program has exploded under President Obama.” Read the […]

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Sequester Will Destroy 170 Million Jobs

by Steve MacDonald March 11, 2013

I confess that I missed this (until now). Democrat Maxine Waters (D- Doh!), relieved that she is not in prison for all the corruption she has engaged in while elected to the US House of representatives, is making up for that by just being herself. “We don’t need to be having something like sequestration that’s going to […]

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Seven “Firsts” for the US Economy

by Steve MacDonald January 1, 2013

From Wynton Hall at Breitbart…an end of year (or beginning of year) list of Mr. Obama’s new normal.  This is his America, and that of Democrats who have had a majority control of the US government for six years now. Mr. Hall calls these “seven firsts for the US economy.” 1. All-time record annual average […]

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Chasing the Equality Rabbit Down the Democrat’s Debt Hole

by Steve MacDonald November 6, 2012

Even if it does not appear obvious, even to the casual observer, once government gets started on something it is difficult to get it to stop. So where exactly do we expect the Democrats notions of state managed economic leveling to take us?  Their talk of economic equality centers on the idea that the government […]

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Jobs Vs. Food Stamps Obama Economy Throw-Down

by Steve MacDonald September 21, 2012

One Graph to rule them all?  I think this says something about what six trillion in new Democrat-debt buys you.  Fewer jobs, shrinking work force participation, and more people in need of assistance.   That’s why we call Obama the Food Stamp President.  He can’t fix it from the inside unless by fix you mean make […]

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Real Unemployment at 19%…

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2012

Wynton Hall at wrote this.  I’m just sharing it. Consider the following 11 economic facts: 1.  When you include the underutilized labor figure with the eight million Americans who have lost hope altogether and stopped looking for a job, real unemployment now stands at just under 19 percent. 2.  If the labor force were […]

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Parliment of Whores Update – ‘Fore’ More Years

by Steve MacDonald September 5, 2012

The lefts parliament of whores has convened in Charlotte and two important things happened.  First, Charlotte’s collective IQ dropped 70 points.  Second, they want four more years. Of what? Adding another six trillion to the national debt? Another 48 months of unemployment over 8%? Median income dropping another $4,000.00? 47 million people on food stamps? […]

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New Hampshire Democrats Hate Poor People

by Steve MacDonald March 22, 2012

Democrats are, as a party, against requiring an ID to vote.  Everyone knows that.  They argue that the poor, or minorities will be intimidated, or unable to engage in the electoral process if we expect them to have a photo ID. Not only do you need a picture ID to apply for Food Stamps in […]

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If the economy is getting better…(Part 3)

by Steve MacDonald February 6, 2012

…then why has the number of Americans on food stamps increased by 3 million since this time last year and by more than 14 million since Barack Obama entered the White House? There’s something to put on your resume. “When I was President (pause) we created or saved (pause) a kajillion billion jobs (pause) but […]

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The Food Stamp Nation and Its’ President

by Rick Olson January 24, 2012

 “I’d go to, like, six different schools in one year. We were on welfare, and my mom never ever worked.” —Eminem During the Republican Presidential Debates, Newt Gingrich referred to President Obama as the, “Food Stamp President.” That was last week. Yet, over two years ago, Wyatt Emmerich, Publisher for the Northside Sun based in […]

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7 Things About Obama

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2011

Things everyone should know about Democrat leadership.  (No need to remind you that they will blame everyone but themselves for it.)   Every day, the U.S. government takes in $6 billion and spends $10 billion.  This means that every day the federal government spends $4 billion more dollars than it has. The real unemployment rate […]

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A Typical Day In Mr. Buckley’s Neighborhood

by Steve MacDonald September 1, 2011

These folks have all insisted, in one way or another, that things like unemployment, food stamps, even destruction of public and private property, are good for the economy. So using their metrics, these are things Democrats should not complain about unless they are actually bad for the economy.

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