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Friday, September 20, 2013

Note To House Republicans: Many People On Food Stamps HAVE Jobs

House Republicans slashed food stamp funding yesterday and claimed the move will help poor people.

You see, poor people on food stamps don't have jobs because they get food stamps and don't need jobs.

But if the House cuts food stamps, that will force these lazy, welfare kings and queens to go out and get jobs.

Only one problem with that theory - many people getting food stamps already have jobs, but make so little a month in income that they STILL qualify for food stamps.

That's because many of these people work full-time jobs and are under the poverty level anyway.

Like at Walmart.

The famous Communists at Forbes even published a story about this back in 2012:

While it does appear to be true that most households receiving benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP is the new name for food stamps) are out of the work force, a significant fraction do have earnings and most of the rest are poor elderly or disabled households or single parents with children.  Only one in six SNAP households in 2010 is a nonworking family without kids or an elderly or disabled family member.

The USDA also reports that 28 percent of adult participants in SNAP were employed.  Another 24 percent were unemployed and looking for work.   When the economy recovers, there will be many fewer unemployed people who need assistance. But a more fundamental problem is that so many people work in jobs that don’t pay enough to support a family.

Amazing when you think about it.

But that's what we have in 21st century feudal America.

And now, they're cutting food stamps and soon they'll be forcing these people to buy crappy private health insurance as a tenet of Obamacare

 And they're selling it as a benefit to poor people.

With lies about helping them get jobs.

When many of them already have jobs or are in job training programs.

They use these bulletpoint myths from the Reagan Era to sell these food stamp cuts, but they're all lies and mistruths.

One more thing about this - don't forget that Obama cut $2.2 billion from food stamps back in 2010 to save, in part, his Race to the Top funding.

Cutting food stamps for struggling Americans - something both parties can agree on.

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