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American Dependence On Food Stamps

The story behind the food stamp programs


http://youtu.be/gQ-tvNbGy1M



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Cyril's picture

BUMP.

BUMP.

Yes, it is a negative video. Of course it is. But you need to know, people.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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SteveO24's picture

Yes!

Being able to create a Positive Energy is to first know the creation of the Negative Energy....Socialism, especially in this day and age.

Michael Nystrom's picture

This was made is such a style that it felt like propaganda to me

Yeah, I know there are abuses, but this seemed targeted specifically to evoke a negative emotional output. A burst of negative energy, built up and readied for propulsion.

I couldn't finish watching it.

What is that - like a 12 minute ad for a PAC?

Do they spring a donate website up at the end?

Ok. I'm going to go fast forward to the end.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts
Cyril's picture

The abuses are not the serious matter.

And btw, if it were only about the abuses of such programs, that wouldn't be serious matter.

The serious matter is : the disgusting - and at some point, the overwhelming - change of mentality throughout the society. Eventually, a largely diffused opinion that the people absolutely "need" such programs to be around and ever expanded from one administration to the other. That's the serious affair, for me. The horrendous deja vu for me : 3 decades of socialism, ongoing, that keep destroying my country.

Give it 10 more years of the same trend, and I can promise you that the amount of food assistance and its extent will give rise to a new, full blown genre, of fierce debates around this political topic of its own.

That's the unconfessed plan of all politicians who prop up this sort of thing throughout the society : make as many dependent people as possible and make sure these can vote them in over and over again as "defenders" of the food assistance programs they by then see as unavoidable.

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SteveO24's picture

Not really fair

Watch the entire video before making assumptions. I feel it is an accurate portrayal of the broken system.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Yeah probably

I guess I'm just all too painfully aware of it already, so it is like a big, painful rehash.

All I have to do is ride the #1 bus through Cambridge to see this kind of mindset / attitudes / behavior. Stand at the bus stop in Central Square and you feel like you're in that movie.

Sorry for the comment. It is probably a good eye opener for people who don't know this stuff.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts
Cyril's picture

I don't recommend the fast forward.

I don't recommend the fast forward.

The segment I enjoyed most exposing the fascist scheme I know all too well is : 3 min 07 secs to 10 min 30 secs.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Cyril's picture

Wunderbar.

Wunderbar.

I love how my taxes are being spent.

I also love how I left a socialist fascist country to enter another, five times as big, with five times as many dependent people.

Wunderbar.

Really.

Wunderbar.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Loans are made to provide Food Stamps. Taxes only pay interest

Of every dollar borrowed A Banker gets a dollar to give a dollar in Food Stamps.

Congress has paid no principal on the National Debt since 1893.

Where are we going to come up with $17 Trillion or 200,000 tonnes of Gold?

Congress will love us to death, death by debt.

They represent the mob, not a law or principal. But they are made paranoid because of their crimes; some as petty as gold-bricking at the water fountain.

If government officials who served no productive purpose became productive private individuals, then there would be that much more produced and so much less borrowed money wasted.

Free includes debt-free!

Without food stamps people will see looooong bread lines.

This decision will slap middle-class America and hopefully awaken those still unaware of how bad the economy really is at this time.

& yet corporate welfare goes

& yet corporate welfare goes on & on @ all time highs

SNAP is corporate welfare

administered by the Department of (big) Agriculture