40 MILLION AMERICANS SUBSISTING ON FOOD STAMPS
By Frosty Wooldridge
September 13, 2010
CONGRESS IMPORTS 180,000 LEGAL IMMIGRANTS EVERY 30 DAYS WITHOUT PAUSE: 1.5 MILLION ANNUALLY
A whopping 40 million Americans subsist on stamps, yet the U.S. Congress imports 180,000 legal immigrants every 30 days to add to the number of people dependent on the Federal Government, i.e., your tax dollars. At the same time, those 180,000 immigrants need jobs, homes, medical care, education, food, and assistance.
But, today, 15 million Americans cannot secure a job. At the same time, somewhere between eight to 10 million illegal alien migrants hold down full time jobs. And, according to NBC’s Katie Couric, 13.4 million American children live below the poverty level.
Does anyone see a disconnect here? Does anyone see a complete abrogation of responsibility at the highest levels of government in our country?
Charles Abbot, journalist for Reuters said, “Food stamps are the primary federal anti-hunger program, helping poor people buy food. Enrollment is highest during times of economic distress. The jobless rate is 9.9 percent.”
Why do we suffer 40 million poor people? Look to Congress: insourcing, offshoring and outsourcing of jobs to China, India, Bangladesh and a dozen other third world countries sucked jobs out of America—from car manufacturing, textiles, steel, construction materials, tools and a dozen other goods. At present, America suffers a $700 billion annual trade deficit. Congress makes no changes to halt that situation.
The Agriculture Department said, “39.68 million people, or 1 in 8 Americans, were enrolled for food stamps during February, an increase of 260,000 from January. USDA updated its figures on Wednesday.”
"This is the highest share of the U.S. population on SNAP/food stamps," said the anti-hunger group Food Research and Action Center, using the new name for food stamps, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). "Research suggests that one in three eligible people are not receiving ... benefits."
Abbot said, “Enrollment has set a record each month since reaching 31.78 million in December 2008. USDA estimates enrollment will average 40.5 million people this fiscal year, which ends Sept 30, at a cost of up to $59 billion. For fiscal 2011, average enrollment is forecast for 43.3 million people.”
Why would sane, rational, educated and reasonable men and women in Congress continue adding 180,000 legal immigrants to our country every 30 days with the figures showing our deepening jobs problems in our own country? Why would anyone allow such travesty against our minorities, our poor, our children and our communities?
What did Americans do to deserve the betrayal of our presidents and Congresses? George Bush stands guilty of a fraudulent war in Iraq, but Barack Obama continues that war with 50,000 troops and notches up the other fraudulent war in Afghanistan with over 100,000 troops.
All the while, Iraq doesn’t want us in their country and neither does Afghanistan. The ridiculous policy that we must chase down terrorists in Afghanistan—when they can train in Somalia, Yemen and a dozen other places—illustrates the absurdity of our government charade.
In a Denver Post article, “Record boost in poverty expected”, 9/12/10, by AP writer, Hope Yen, “…a significant rate increase in poverty to 15 percent. The number of people in the U.S. who are in poverty is on track for a record increase on President Obama’s watch, with the ranks of the work-age poor approaching 1960s levels that led to the national war on poverty.”
We may expect a 20 percent child poverty rates. American Blacks and Latinos suffer higher unemployment rates.
One lady asked, “Why are we doing this to our own citizens?”
Homeless camps sprout up all over the USA. One look at Los Angeles shows progressing signs of John Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath.”
Nonetheless, Congress happily outsourcings hundreds of thousands of jobs, insources hundreds of thousands of jobs and offshores hundreds of thousands of jobs—to make certain that Americans remain on welfare, stuck in unemployment lines and eat on food stamps.
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Meanwhile, our president and Congress keep 40 million Americans subsisting on food stamps. It’s sickening! Know what’s more disgusting, over in Arizona, the voters will return U.S. Senator John McCain back to his seat in Congress and many others like him—and they’re the ones that shoved us into this national nightmare.
Is Congress completely stupid?! Are the American people stupid?! You got that right!
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