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President Obama: The Food Stamp President

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If Every Food Stamp Recipient Voted For Obama, It Would Account For 75% Of His Total



By Ron Meyer
November 14, 2012


If all 47 million food stamp recipients voted for President Obama, it would account for 75.4 percent of Obama's 62.3 million votes.
Harry Hopkins, FDR's close adviser who ran the non-defunct Works Progress Administration (WPA), once described Roosevelt's strategy as "tax & tax, spend & spend, elect & elect." He believed that if Roosevelt put everyone on the federal payroll, either through aid or federal jobs, that Roosevelt would never lose. FDR won four presidential elections in a row before his death removed him from office.
Did Obama use his idol's model to win this election?

Food stamps rolls have grown by nearly 50 percent-by more than 15 million recipients-under the Obama administration. During that same time, the unemployment rate has stayed the same. Either those outside of the workforce have been decimated by the Obama economy or this administration is making a conscious effort to get more Americans reliant on government. Or both.
Welfare programs now cost taxpayers a record-high $750 billion. While government "charity" has grown, so has poverty-and so has the Democrats' poll numbers.

The candidates and their PACs spent $6 billion for the election. Should we add the $750 billion in federal welfare to Democratic campaign spending total?

Not everyone on food stamps votes or votes Democrat (and no one polls this subset of the population), and I don't want to overstate the effects of the growth in welfare.

If citizens vote in their own personal, short-term interests, with 49 percent of the population receiving some sort of federal aid, Republicans will never win another election. Thankfully many of those 49 percent are elderly voters who want a bright, debt-free future for their children.

In fact, conservatives should take heart that this election was as close as it turned out. It means that at least some of those receiving federal aid are open to conservative anti-poverty ideas.

While liberals throw federal money at voters, conservatives must offer them something more substantial. It's tough to beat politicians handing out free stuff, but we have to hope that careers and purposeful opportunity will appeal to American's ethos.

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It's kind of bullshit that welfare people even get to vote in elections at all... We pay taxes as our price to keep our democratic republic running and as a result we have the privilege of choosing who runs it. They don't help pay for anything and in fact get paid by US to sit on their asses selling drugs and playing video games all day and somehow they get the privilege of choosing who runs the country, too? I think if you've been on welfare for more than a year straight your voting rights ought to be temporarily suspended until you're off it again.

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Benjamin Franklin said after the people realized they could vote themselves money it would herald the end of the republic.... basically that's where we are today. I totally agree people on welfare shouldn't be able to vote but I also believe  food stamps should be all the rice, beans, corn meal you could carry if you want to eat mac & cheese and Pepsi get a Posted Imageing job.
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Look, I get it.  People abuse food stamps and welfare.  I honestly have no idea how rampant it is.  But I also know this...one of my best friends, who is a single mom of 3 boys who was just laid off after her druggie ex-husband left her relies on food stamps to feed her kids.  She's just had a 3 yr string of shitty luck.  We help as much as we can, but it's hard to count on irregular help when you're nervous about your boys going hungry.  And throw my grandmother in that category.  She's eligible and swallows her pride to use government help so that she won't feel like a burden on any of us (although she never would be).  And I probably would have gone to bed hungry as a kid most nights without food stamps.  My mom did the best she could, but her options were limited after my POS, drug-addicted, abusive father left us with no support.  So maybe I don't know many people on welfare, but not all of them are lazy, drug dealing, video game playing pieces of shit.
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Also, I've read a couple places that between 3% - 6% of the voting population is on government assistance.  So...where did the rest of the votes come from?

Throwing out the proverbial "he got elected by a bunch of moochers" is the easy scapegoat, but it doesn't appear to be the real problem.  If we don't figure it out, the country will keep electing socialists.
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The problem is food stamps aren't being used for what they are intended for.. I understand people have different circumstances but in the world we live in today single mothers first child has been a food stamp baby their whole life but she's had two more since then.


I think they're great we should totally have programs like food stamps but limitations on the time you can be on them, not just increase the pay out after another child is born, make the very basic and generic food, etc...

I would love to have name brand fruit loops too but since I gotta pay for them I guess it'll be this bag of fruity circle bullshit.
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View PostRammaJamma, on 15 November 2012 - 03:34 PM, said:

The problem is food stamps aren't being used for what they are intended for.. I understand people have different circumstances but in the world we live in today single mothers first child has been a food stamp baby their whole life but she's had two more since then.


I think they're great we should totally have programs like food stamps but limitations on the time you can be on them, not just increase the pay out after another child is born, make the very basic and generic food, etc...

I would love to have name brand fruit loops too but since I gotta pay for them I guess it'll be this bag of fruity circle bullshit.

Gotta say though...that government cheese is pretty tasty
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Edited by GatorHunter, 17 November 2012 - 11:58 AM.