Monday, March 31, 2008


President Wanker continues his quest to ruin every single business he runs as news comes out today that the number of Americans using food stamps will reach an all-time high this year.

Nearly 1 in 10 Americans will rely on food stamps to buy basic food stuffs. In Michigan it is currently 1 in 8.

How little must you make to qualify? Basically recipients must have few assets and incomes below 130 percent of the poverty line, or less than $27,560 for a family of four.

Keep up the good work, Wanker. And remember, last one down flushes.


Anonymous said...

the article basically states that more people are now covered (or receiving) food stamps and clearly states that two of the reasons for such is change of eligibility rules and enlistment drives. could it be that the # of american families below the poverty level has not increased but just that more families are now being covered? isn't that a good thing? i guess it depends on who's in office.

Mark said...

The article "clearly states" that "eligibility rules and enlistment drives" have caused fluctuations in eligibility over the years.

However, the article goes on to say that "recent rises in many states appear to be resulting mainly from the economic slowdown, officials and experts say, as well as inflation in prices of basic goods that leave more families feeling pinched."

It also goes on to say that "in New York, a program to promote enrollment increased food stamp rolls earlier in the decade, but the current climb in applications appears in part to reflect economic hardship"

So while eligibility rules and enlistment drives have driven numbers up in the past, that isn't the case now.

Yes, food stamps help people put food on the table. But a record number of people needing help means something is wrong. When is it ever good when a record number of people can't afford the basics of life?

It's my guess that given the choice, most of the people would rather have a better paying job than having to collect food stamps.

Meanwhile, Heather Mills (I think you're the same Anon who left the comment about the Hobble Whore, so I'll include a comment here) is complaining she can't live on $50 million.

Offer $50 million to anyone using food stamps and see if they complain.