40 Million Americans On Food Stamps

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Well, it is official.  40.2 million Americans received food stamps in March, which represented a 21 percent increase from a year earlier.  That means that more than one out of every eight Americans is now dependent on the federal government for their daily bread.  But the truth is that things are going to get even worse.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting that more than 43 million Americans will be on food stamps by the end of 2011. 


40 million Americans on food stamps?

The old timers used to tell us that one day we would all be standing in bread lines, but this is ridiculous.

The United States is rapidly becoming a socialized welfare state and nobody seems to be able to do anything to stop it.

You see, it is not only the food stamp program that is exploding.

Virtually all government handout programs are exploding.

For example, nearly 51 million Americans received $672 billion in Social Security benefits in 2009.

It seems like almost everyone is getting money from the government these days.

But of course all of these government handouts are also creating a huge problem.

It is called debt.

According to the U.S. Treasury Department, on June 1st the U.S. National Debt was $13,050,826,460,886.97.

We have piled up the biggest mountain of debt in the history of the world and there is no possible way that we are ever going to be able to pay it off.

In fact, this crushing debt load will almost certainly destroy the U.S. economy.

But the tens of millions of Americans that are getting handouts from the government each month do not want to give them up.

In fact, it is those handouts that are keeping many of them off the streets.

Millions of Americans are finding it really hard to make it these days – especially the millions of Americans that don’t have jobs.

Long-term unemployment has never been this bad in the United States in the post-World War II era.

In fact, 45.9% of those currently unemployed in the United States have been out of work longer than six months.  That is the highest percentage since the Labor Department began keeping track in 1948.

And the truth is that there are fewer and fewer good jobs out there.

You see, we shipped millions and millions of good jobs to other countries after our politicians promised us that “free trade” and “globalism” would be so good for us.

Well, they were good for the greedy CEOs that raked in record profits by exploiting third world labor pools, but they were not so good for the millions of Americans that have now lost their jobs.

Increasingly, the U.S. is becoming a “two tier” society.

The very rich are thriving while tens of millions of other Americans have never had it harder.

So where will all of this end?

50 million Americans on food stamps?

60 million Americans on food stamps?

Will we all be on food stamps someday?

This is getting ridiculous and it has to stop.

The U.S. is on the path to economic and financial oblivion.

But the politicians in Washington D.C. seem content to continue business as usual.

As long as they keep getting elected they really don’t seem to care much about what they are doing to the long-term future of this nation.

But of course ultimately it is our responsibility for electing such a bunch of absolute losers to represent us.

The truth is that the United States of America is falling apart and Obama, Pelosi and Reid are completely incapable of fixing things.

Not that the Republicans did much better when they controlled Congress and the White House.

The truth is that both parties are filled with corrupt career politicians that shouldn’t be hired to run a Burger King much less make decisions for this entire nation.

But this is where we are at.  We have come to a time of great national crisis and the leadership in Washington D.C. is pretty much completely incompetent.

So is there a way out of this mess?  Feel free to leave a comment with your opinion….

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  • Greg

    The question posed was “is there a way out of this mess?” The answer is “yes” but the reality of what will happen makes it “no”. To understand where we are at you must look at the Bible. Do so even if you consider it to be a fairy tale because it is either God’s word or there are a lot of people with a commitment to make it come true and they are doing an amazingly good job. Either way, it IS impacting your life.

    Understand that America was not destined to remain great. Our destiny was to become great and then to meld into the one world government. This was planned long before the Declaration of Independence. From what I have read I believe that this nation will maintain a semblance of prosperity and freedom up until WW III. That will not start until the ten supernations are formed and one of those will be the North American Union where we are merged with Canada and Mexico. Americans will be forced to accept this loss of our sovereignty and the replacement of our currency with the Amero because we will see that there is no other hope. That is the reason all of these crises have been intentionally dumped upon us – we would not accept the loss of our nation any other way.

    So for a few more years we are going to have a roller coaster ride with a lot of downers and some false positives to keep the American people hoping that all will be well. There is nothing left to be hopeful about because our hole is beyond any hope of getting out and we no longer have an industrial base. The government will continue to print money and do other things that keep the façade going, then at the right time our brilliant leaders will reluctantly agree to what they schemed to create in the first place – a “rescue” of this nation by integrating us with Canada and Mexico and replacing our currency. Shortly thereafter we will see the beginning of WW III.

  • Tails1

    What he said^^^ (except for the ww3 part) There is a method to their madness. They need to destroy the reasons the American people fly the American flag and this is how their doing it. Immigration, American Idol, Money, jobs, religion, punitive police state, health care, environmental issues, puppet governments, terrorism, oil, etc.

  • Michael R.

    “40.2 million Americans received food stamps in March, which represented a 21 percent increase from a year earlier.” And 20,000 are being added daily. This in and economy that grew 5.6 and 2.7% in the last two quarters. What would a double-dip look like?

  • August

    The US Government has destroyed so many people’s lives with make-believe criminal records that people can’t work or get hired in living-wage jobs; bring on the under-the-table jobs & welfare…

  • Bud

    a way out? Yes….Change…and for those who refuse to change it will mean PAIN.

    we must
    make our own things
    grow our own things
    live simpler

    and then our culture will become more “self sustaining”….

    …and the soccer mommy cries “owie!, owie!”

  • Old Guy

    How dare you call Social Security a “government hand out”! After serving my country in Vietnam, I worked for 45 years paying into that fund and EARNED the benefits I am receiving (humble as they are).

    I’d take a job tomorrow if I could find one.

    Get your facts about Social Security straight.

    And, BTW, I’ve never received food stamps and hope it doesn’t come to that.

    Old Guy

  • Poor Man

    My wife and I have been on food stamps for a year now, then my son was diagnosed autistic. I can not find a job to save our a$$. The job I have payes about twenty to twenty five thousand a year. I know some people have less than that. I constantly worry about money and not having a damn thing to leave my two sons, who will most likely have it worse than we do. I am surprised to hear that so many are on food stamps, although it makes me feel better. I wish things were different for now, but I fear that they are getting worse. I can not explain the intense anxiety and depression that comes with not being able to provide for your family adequately. I hate corporate America. These self serving greedy bastards would just let us all die if they had the chance, in the name of profit. What happened to helping our fellow country men? The other day I stopped to help a lady push her little vw passat out of an intersection just to be nice. Everyone else was just driving by, I couldnt help but wonder why she was just stuck with no help, and hundreds of people just driving past her. It feld so good to help her with no expectations of a profit for my services. It felt really good.

  • The American “sheeple” are clueless. You can be born in America, grow up there, work there all your life, and not have any idea what is really going on.

  • Tatiana Covington

    As of now, 3 years and 3 months later, the nat’l debt is $3T larger now than then.