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Food for everyone (Almost)

Food for everyone (Almost)

POSTED: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 5:09pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 5:59pm

In a story I had to read two times Monday to make sure I had it right, The Wall Street Journal is reporting one in six American get food stamps.

CNS reported this week, "The number of Americans receiving subsidized food assistance from the federal government has risen to 101-million, representing roughly a third of the U.S. Population."

That is astounding.

But to the uber left, that is not enough.

Their cry is we are not spending enough.

And by not spending more money, that is why the U.S. economy is still in the tank and the unemployment level is still, after 54 months, at seven and a half percent.

CNS reported Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said last week, that insufficient government spending, caused by Republican "austerity policies" is hurting the U.S. economy and preventing a quicker recovery.

Say what?

He says we are not spending enough.

$17-trillion in the hole and we are not spending enough?

He says we can't cut our way to prosperity.

I say we can't spend our way to it either.

You know that tax breaks and cuts would loosen this economy up.

If we could drill for more energy.

But, I really don't think this Washington leadership wants that.

They just want control.

And control is having more people on the dole.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.


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"Control" by the government is clearly demonstrated by the legislation in the current Special Session of the Tx. lege. They clearly want to control women's health, bodily automony, and reproduction. It's all in the name of love of babies, but clearly the same people who want to have these babies born don't care if they starve.

The financial collapse that the banks caused in 2008, was actually far worse than the great depression. The chief economist for the Federal Reserve presented a lecture on the subject last year at UT Tyler. The Dallas Fed has a good website were you can compare the 1929 collapse to the 2008 collapse. The only thing that prevented a repeat of the bread lines of the 1930's was food stamps and Social Security checks.

The soup lines of the Great Depression is todays food stamp program on steroids feeding those who find it better to sit home watching TV rather than working for low wages supported by illegal immigration which has shut-out one third of the population. Food stamps also serve as price supports for agri-business sustaining the Monsanto's hold on American croplands during a time of cheap imports. They are as much a part of Bernanke's fake economy as the dollar printed in the ether of nothingness.

And for those of you stupid to believe the media's number of 11 million illegals seeking amnesty then wise-up to the correlative ratio of displaced American workers on food stamps with the actual number of illegals working in this country for low wages. With 100 million on food stamps where 20 million would never work anyway, and thirty million out of work due to economy then, more like 50 million illegals occupy American jobs.

Washington needs to make wise, prudent, fair and just resolutions to immigration, but look at something else, Sheila....even if they're illegal, aliens are doing menial low-paying jobs some Americans would consider beneath their dignity, time and effort...too many well-paying jobs have been sent overseas, an unforgiveable insult to American workers...low-paying, dirty, mindless and demeaning jobs are all that are left on the lowest rung of the ladder...illegals want the prize no matter the cost.

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