Power to the Parasites

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Posted in category Welfare State

I was listening to Bloomberg radio tonight, and one topic was food stamps – now supplied on a debit card so as to avoid a “stigma”. Everywhere I go, I see these tax-eating parasites buying blobs of food while wearing their perfectly-matched, velvet sweatsuits, the latest Nike shoe model, or sporting hairdos and tanning salon tan lines that my budget can’t accomodate. Always, the increasing dole is blamed on the poor economy and ensuing poverty. Yet the guest on Bloomberg noted that about 50% of the USDA’s budget goes toward these food subsides. He also noted – and correctly – that these food subsides have increased every year since 2001 – that is, during the bubble period and well before the economic meltdown.

Here’s some of the recent food stamp propaganda from the government, meant to help overcome the stigma of being a well-dressed and well-fed welfare parasite. A recent article on Bloomberg news noted that food-stamp spending has doubled in the last four years. As the Bloomberg guest noted, the government is aggressively pushing its food stamps on folks who don’t even “need” or want the assistance. Food stamps are the new normal.

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14 Responses to Power to the Parasites

  1. cory says:

    September 6th, 2012 at 12:17 am

    The whole purpose must be to get more control of what people eat. The rent-seeking food manufacturers will get their products on preferred lists soon enough (if not already), and when it comes to “healthcare” the government can threaten to take away the food stamps from those who don’t obey whatever rules the politicians and bureaucrats come up with. It’s the drug of government dependence. Once the people are hooked, they can’t imagine what life would be like without it.

  2. jeannie queenie says:

    September 6th, 2012 at 1:36 am

    POWER TO THE PARASITES…GOOD ONE KAREN. For it is so true. Here in CT they have a program called SNAP that allows food stamps to those with lower incomes. I just checked the numbers on that and here they are.

    Chart shows Monthly Income Limits

    Household Size
    and

    Gross Income Limit

    (applies to most households, except those in which at least one person is 60 years of age or older, or receives disability income)

    Net Income Limit
    (applies to ALL households)

    1 person gross income of
    $1,680–
    net income of

    $908

    2 people gross income of $2,268

    net of
    $1226

    3 people gross income of
    $2,858–net of

    1545

    4people
    gross income of $3,447 and net of

    $1863. This is simply crazy..further this summer I noticed a hugh poster outside our local library that advertised free breakfasts for any kids in town. Never did find out who put this on, but I suspect since this is a hughly liberal/dumbocratic area, Governor Malloy (D), aided in getting this one pushed through too. I have a neighbor who lost her job and is getting all kinds of state freebies..while she sits on her fat arse. Recently, she knocked on my door complaining that her cable, and internet were turned off as she hadn’t paid. She asked if she could use my wifi as she stood there proudly showing me her new $1,000 Ipad/whatever. Hell, I cannot even afford this, but here is this parasite sucking off the state..but that isn’t enough,she then directly hits her neighbor (moi) for help. And oh, her phone was also turned off and she claimed she had to make a call and could I possibly let her use my phone. Dummy, that would be me, thinking it an emergency, I let her in to make a call. She promptly took my phone and went out on the deck ensconing herself on a chair and glued to the phone for a half hour. The gall of so many people today is simply astounding. As it turned out it was no emergency call, she was just sick and tired of being at home with no phone, nor cable or net. Needless to say, she had better not darken my door again. I was royally pissed and sent the message to her. She knows that I am a giving person and so felt she could take advantage of that trait..no more of that!
    Occasionally I hit our salvation army on wednesdays when most things are half off…have found terrific deals over the years…like brand new khakis with the tags still attached for only $2, but at the retail store for $30-35. And so again, with ms entitlement neighbor I saw her a couple days ago with a new summer flowerly dress, but yet she can’t pay her bills…go figure. I had better stop for I get pretty testy at morons who feel entitled.

    I might add she also smokes and goes to Foxwoods Casino on saturday nights..all taxpayer expense..time to think of moving to a diff country for this sht is getting to deep for me to maneuver in!

  3. Otaddy says:

    September 6th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Gotta the love the handouts to all of the  ”truly needy” out there.  

    Why is it that all of the “truly needy” have plenty of money for cable (or satellite) TV, tattoos, ciggies, booze, drugs, and fattening foods, yet they remain “truly needy” according to the politicians?

  4. Edwin says:

    September 6th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    They have had these food stamp debit cards (called “EBT” cards, which (I think) stands for “Electronic Benefits Transfer”).  I remember seeing them back in the early 90s out in New Mexico when I was working out there.  

  5. M. Terry says:

    September 6th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Some would opine that the “system” is broken.

    There’s no “conspiracy” to destroy the country – it’s a plan, replete with ample evidence available to anyone paying attention.

  6. Shannon says:

    September 7th, 2012 at 12:11 am

    I find it extremely sad when persons use such benefits to purchase soda, and other junk food with no nutritional value.   The sad truth is that the welfare system here does not give any incentive for people to get out of it. Few learn any valuable skills to help them reach any kind of economic independence.  It becomes an ongoing hamster wheel of handouts for survival.  Personally, I know of no one who dresses to the nines and receives welfare but it does not surprise me to know that the system is being abused.  

  7. DavidBrennan says:

    September 8th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    This is only slightly-related, but I just want to relate a quick personal anecdote:

    I’m finally, at 32 years old, achieving some personal financial stability now. But over the past few years, I’ve struggled mightily. A few years ago, my mom suggested I apply for these food stamps, since I was unemployed and doing odd jobs (like digging post holes and doing moving jobs) just to try to pay my rent (which my parents often had to cover).

    So, I went to a Michigan office where you apply for this assistance. If ever somebody needed help, it was me: I was working like a dog, but could not get by. All I wanted was some money for food.

    Well, I went in, and after filling out paperwork for three hours, I did indeed get a $150 debit card for food. However, two weeks later I received a notice in the mail basically saying I was ineligible for anything further. I appealed this decision, but they upheld it.

    So my point is: Please don’t think that, ya know, anybody can get these food stamps. Sure, maybe any woman or senior can. But if you’re a male under the age of 55 and you fall on hard times, you better be blessed with a good family (as I have been) or you’re just fu–ed. Hell, if it weren’t for my parents, I might’ve had to sell my body to a bunch of these creepy neo-cons who like the private parts of young white men in order to cover my rent. Who knows? (Okay, I would never have done that!)

  8. Herman says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 12:22 am

    I’ve seen no one cover the fact on WHO oversees the administering of food stamp federal funds.
    The gov. isn’t pushing food stamps, J.P. Morgan /chase bank does. They get a piece of every card swiped at the store. To them, they want millions more on stamps so they get richer off of the funds the gov. puts through them to give to the deserving and non-deserving. This bank is exposed to 70 trillion of outstanding derivitive bets they can’t possibly repay in this millineum. But gov gives THEM the bucks to hand to your neighbor in food subsidies for things You can’t afford ? You WON’T pull your money out of Bank of America, CITI Bank, JP Morgan, Wells fargo will ya now ? Quit bitchen , know your enemy, and DO something about it.

  9. Hal says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 12:24 am

    I’ve seen no one cover the fact on WHO oversees the administering of food stamp federal funds.
    The gov. isn’t pushing food stamps, J.P. Morgan /chase bank does. They get a piece of every card swiped at the store. To them, they want millions more on stamps so they get richer off of the funds the gov. puts through them to give to the deserving and non-deserving. This bank is exposed to 70 trillion of outstanding derivitive bets they can’t possibly repay in this millineum. But gov gives THEM the bucks to hand to your neighbor in food subsidies for things You can’t afford ? You WON’T pull your money out of Bank of America, CITI Bank, JP Morgan, Wells fargo will ya now ? Quit bitchen , know your enemy, and DO something about it.

  10. Anne Bright says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 4:56 am

    I agree with the lady from Connecticut as I live here! It is disgusting what Liberals have created. Millions of able bodied adults living on “Uncle Sam’s Plantation”! The Government is destroying the American hard work ethic, and there are only pockets left here and there. As Dr. Thomas Sowell said “I am glad I am old and soon to die”. Me, too!

  11. Bill in NC says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 10:06 am

    As the poster in CT notes, food stamps can be surprisingly easy to get, unless you are in one of the few states that require your family to be “Medicaid poor” (strict asset test).

    Here I went to my state’s “see if you qualify for public benefits” website and entered a scenario where I lost my job, but my wife still worked full-time.

    Even with a theoretical balance of $100,000 in a savings account, given our family size we would still qualify for over $600/month in ‘food stamps.’

  12. michael c says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    If you people were really thinking (like the government) then you would realize that when Marshal law comes – having everyone on “The Program” (Food Stamps) – it is much easier to control the crowds.
    Food for guns…food for guns. Easy to get you to come out of the cities to where the FEMA food tents (concentration camps) are.

  13. Bear says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    My take on what I’ve see wrt welfare and public assistance is that those who learn to scam the system can live well enough that there is no motivation to get off the system. Those that need only a little help to prevent becoming destitute are refused until they are so reduced that they can’t refuse. If you were to put a little money aside to get training that would help you get a job, then you’re off the system before you finish or have a job in hand. It’s an ugly system with predictably ugly results.

  14. jeannie queenie says:

    September 19th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Now back to the SNAP food program of uncle sam. The Snap (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps. Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, ask us to “Please Do Not Feed The Animals” . They say that this is because the animals may grow dependent on the handouts and not learn to take care of themselves. So I ask you, isn’t that what the goverment is doing to the people? And isn’t this why kids can remain on parent’s healthcare program until they are 26 years old? So they can remain dependent?

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