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    NUMBER OF ABLE-BODIED ADULTS WITHOUT DEPENDENTS ON FOOD STAMPS DOUBLES


    by WILLIAM BIGELOW 17 Jan 2014, 6:41 AM PDT 755 POST A COMMENT

    The number of Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) receiving food stamps zoomed from 1.7 million to 3.9 million between Fiscal Year 2007 and Fiscal Year 2010. In that same period, food stamp recipients in total grew from 26 million to nearly 40 million.

    One reason for the catastrophic growth in the number of ABAWDs is Barack Obama’s 2009 stimulus bill, which opened the door for states to waive the work provision required of ABAWDs. That work provision mandated that to continue receiving food stamps, after three months of being unemployed ABAWDs must work or perform some type of work activity 20 hours per week.

    Spending on food stamps now totals somewhere around $80 billion, twice what the number was in Fiscal Year 2008. Congress is debating a new farm bill, but it is uncertain whether it will reinstate the work provision required of ABAWDs. Presently, the work waivers foisted on the states by Obama allow ABAWDs to receive food stamps indefinitely--without working or preparing for work. Sans work requirement, there is no guarantee that food stamps are being given to those who truly cannot work.

    The proposal offered by the GOP-led House wants a 5% reduction in the cost of food stamps. The Democrat Senate is only willing to cut that cost by 1%.
    Breitbart
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

  • #2
    Food Stamps is rich people giving poor people money taken from middle class people to keep the poor people from killing the rich people.
    The year's at the spring
    And day's at the morn;
    Morning's at seven;
    The hill-side's dew-pearled;
    The lark's on the wing;
    The snail's on the thorn:
    God's in his heaven—
    All's right with the world!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Novaheart View Post
      Food Stamps is rich people giving poor people money taken from middle class people to keep the poor people from killing the rich people.
      I don't think poor people own Walmart.
      Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

      Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
        I don't think poor people own Walmart.
        Welfare is the roof. Poor people are the gutter. Walmart is the downspout.

        Make it rain, baby.
        Enjoy.

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        • #5
          Not having dependents and being able bodied doesn't mean one *never* needs help. That's a huge misconception.

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          • #6
            I'm looking at this thread and thinking your brain on drugs. Any questions?

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            • #7
              Having actually been poor, poverty is a combination of circumstances (often self-generated) and mind-set

              When I was poor, I was unable to do things (see a movie, drink, buy cheap clothes). I was really poor because every dime went to 'not being poor'. I delayed gratification - a lot. It was huge, the number of interesting things I could not afford: babies, expensive boyfriends, cars, foods, clothes, hair stuff, alcohol, drugs, vacations, nice living spaces, free time (I worked however many fake jobs I could).

              I did not take Federal aid although I qualified for it. Why? Because I didn't need it. Unlike people who have SNAP, Section 8, WIC, unemployment, Medicaid, etc., I was able to exist handily without all that. Taking it would have been deceitful in my mind.

              Would it have made my life better at that time? Absolutely. Would it have been morally right when I could just work more jobs? No.
              "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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              • #8
                I am constantly amazed at the number of perfect people I have met on the Internet.
                Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

                Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                  I am constantly amazed at the number of perfect people I have met on the Internet.
                  Lots of jealous ones too.
                  If it pays, it stays

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                    I am constantly amazed at the number of perfect people I have met on the Internet.
                    I'm sure it's a shock.

                    Personally, I'm not perfect. I'm capable of being very frugal. This isn't a moral virtue; it's a life skill.

                    If only you knew the difference.
                    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Frostbit View Post
                      Lots of jealous ones too.
                      According to Nova, the concept of jealousy being the root of criticism is believed by those whose emotional maturity peaked in Jr High.
                      Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

                      Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
                        I'm sure it's a shock.

                        Personally, I'm not perfect. I'm capable of being very frugal. This isn't a moral virtue; it's a life skill.

                        If only you knew the difference.
                        Good for you. You go, tiger!
                        Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

                        Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                          According to Nova,.
                          Say no more
                          If it pays, it stays

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                            Good for you. You go, tiger!
                            Deflecting, deflecting, deflecting......can't you marshal an argument for your own opinions on this subject?

                            Surely you do have some.
                            "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                              According to Nova, the concept of jealousy being the root of criticism is believed by those whose emotional maturity peaked in Jr High.
                              Actually I said "envy".
                              The year's at the spring
                              And day's at the morn;
                              Morning's at seven;
                              The hill-side's dew-pearled;
                              The lark's on the wing;
                              The snail's on the thorn:
                              God's in his heaven—
                              All's right with the world!

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