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Food Stamps: Once Associated With The Poor, Now COMMONLY Used by College Students

Washington Post :

"[...] Nearly 47 million Americans rely on federal food assistance benefits, a 12-year high attributed to the weak U.S. economy and high rates of unemployment over the last five years. Lesser known is that college students are among the increasing numbers of people relying on food stamps. As tuition rates have risen and financial aid has fallen — and parents who were once a source of financial support have lost jobs or homes and become ineligible for college loans for their children — students have had to fend for themselves[...]

I am receiving about $200 worth of food stamps per month, and I can’t imagine living without them,” said Sheena Vails, a sophomore at the University of Missouri who lives in an apartment with three other student SNAP participants.

During the second presidential debate Romney blamed President Obama for the weak economy that led to an additional 15 million people using food stamps since his term began. Republicans have dubbed Obama “the food stamp president” and Romney has campaigned on a platform that promises to cut federally funded programs such as SNAP.

But students seem less embarrassed about using food stamps now that many of their peers use them.

“When I was growing up, being on food stamps was frowned upon as it meant that your family was poor, but now that so many people have been forced to take advantage of it, it’s become socially acceptable,” said student British Fields, who also attends Howard, adding: “Without them, I simply would not eat.”[...]"

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fyi: the terms "poor" and "student"

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When I was in College

The DHS people would push college students to get on them. Their next years funding would increase by how many more they added to the rolls. I refused them, but they put out flyers around campus advertising them.

The latest data showed a huge increase of 400,000+ on Food

Stamps.

http://ian56.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/the-number-of-people-on-...

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

I'm not surprised that these

I'm not surprised that these college students can't eat. Tuition in their schools is over $20,000/year! When you aren't working full-time, and don't have well-to-do parents, how ARE you supposed to eat?

Public education at the university level should not be this expensive, period. How do state schools in Texas and North Carolina offer very high quality education, quality that surpasses many a private school's at a fraction of the cost?

Missouri should maybe look at that.

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College is a Scam

I know lots of people with these impressive college degrees, lots of college debt and no jobs or crappy jobs that anyone straight out of junior high can get. It's all part of the plan to take us down. Welcome to the US.

skippy

I'm sure 70% of the people on

I'm sure 70% of the people on food stampd don't really need them, but why turning down some free $200?
You can bet 25% of the recipients are illegal immigrants, recently someone called my mom a "sucker" for not applying.
You can bet most students on food stamps have an iPad and iPhone on them.
I really don't think USA is the kind of country where someone willing to work is starving.

In Seattle

A lot of people sell them to buy drugs. These are able bodied young people in their 20's to 40's. There are a lot of decent paying jobs in this area. It is expensive to live here, so the good paying jobs are just survival jobs, but they lead to something better. People just want the welfare, they do not want the jobs.

Now?

Hate to break it to you but they were plenty common in the 1960's. I didn't see anything wrong with it at the time. Typical college liberal!

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

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"Hate to break it to you but they were common in the 1960's."

"Hate to break it to you but they were [pretty?] common in the 1960's."

Well, okay, then. I have no problem to assume you're more qualified than me to speak about that regarding this country I'm new to, anyway.

One question, though. And in the 1960's, were there also those 37 other hurting points to be sad about simultaneously, and to the same extents ?

http://www.dailypaul.com/261460/37-facts-about-how-cruel-thi...

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I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Live) - Average White Band

Then: I Heard It Through The Grapevine(Live) - Average White Band 9 minutes live.
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I heard it through the grapevine, not
much longer would you be mine
Ooh you know a man ain't suppose to cry
But these tears I can't hold inside
Losing you would end my life you see
Because you mean that much to me...
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Now: I heard it's going through the roof! Much longer & it will be all mine. - JP Morgan Glee Club.

Ooh you know a bank ain't suppose to lie
But these fears I make you feel inside
Loaning you food makes my life you see
Because I'm mean that much to you..

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Food Stamp "Volumes have gone through the roof!" - JP Morgan

JP Morgan’s Food Stamp Empire Oct 1, 2012. How the welfare state became a profit center.

The bill was also, however, a potentially good development for mega bank JP Morgan Chase &ref;. Why, you may be wondering, would one of the nation’s biggest banks benefit from a bill meant to feed poor children? ... The bill mandates that “all state agencies implement Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) systems by October 1, 2020” for those receiving money through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. And which company administers nearly half of all states’ EBT programs? You guessed it: JP Morgan Chase.

We seldom think of poverty programs as profit centers, preferring to discuss them as matters of ideology. ... But as with so many other government programs in Washington, both WIC and federal food stamps... morphed into... cash cows for powerful corporate interests.

... Right now volumes have gone through the roof in the past couple of years or so … - JP Morgan rep gleefully reports.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

$ JP Morgan Chase provides food stamp debit cards in 26 states $

JP Morgan profiting off hungry Americans Newsreel short: 3:30 Russia Today on poverty in New York Today.

“Yes it pisses me off that every time I use my debit card, JP Morgan make a little money off my transaction. JP Morgan is responsible for the fact that I’m unemployed. So it doesn’t surprise me that every aspect of this program and everything has been privatized.” - JP Morgan Food Stamp victim.

JP Morgan Chase provides food stamp debit cards in 26 states and the District of Columbia. The firm is paid per customer (victim), and in the state of Indiana, JP Morgan earns 186-thousand dollars per month for its food debit card service. Critics say JP Morgan is making a fortune off American poverty.

“As long as the unemployment rate remains high. As long as families are struggling… there’s sorta this perverse incentive for JP Morgan Chase to continue to benefit off of high unemployment because in many states they’re actually off-shoring the jobs related to processing the food stamps,” said Mary Bottari, Director of the Real Economy Project at the Center of Media and Democracy.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

JP Morgan: Once Associated With The Rich, Now Uses Food Stamps

JP Morgan Bank: Once Associated With The Rich, Now COMMONLY Uses Food Stamps for profit. Supported by College Students.

Food Stamps are processed by JP Morgan debit cards... Profitably so. Swiping a percentage from 46 million poor folk adds to JP Morgan's bottom line... in a most sugary way.

[ Victrola plays ♫ Mary Poppins, a "Spoonful of Sugar Helps the School Day Go By" ♫ ] High School theater parody

A spoon full of debit...
♫ makes the bank profit go up.
Bank profit go up.
♫ In a most gluttonous way.

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LOL. Thanks for the smile :)

LOL. Thanks for the smile :)

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I have read about this

I have read about this problem before too. Crazy! However, there are a lot of cities with universities that deny college students food stamps. I live in a college town in Central Michigan and last year I read about students using food stamps. This year students have been denied food stamps because people were pissed.

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How cool

How kewl. Now I know where a part of my $30,000+ of various taxes a year goes.

I feel so lucky to be in the 3% and taking the bus to work till we've saved enough to buy us a new cheap car (our last $500-p.o.s just broke recently). But I STILL can ALSO pay for strangers' student kids' food. Well, hopefully. Since you NEVER know where YOUR taxes ACTUALLY go. Can YOU ? Have you ever seen the spreadsheets ?

Ahh... Good beans, yo : my student step daughter, though a bit luckier by hanging around with us and working to pay her tuition by herself, is no doubt going to "appreciate" this article. Heck, she pays taxes on her work, too, doesn't she ? I'm sure she'll be ecstatic to see how GREAT socialism works.

But nevermind how she, and her mother, dear wife, and I, we could have spent our money on her four little brothers and sisters / our other kids.

Nah, strangers-voting-for-King-Obama (well, for some of them "students", anyway) be the first served. Sure.

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