97 Million Work Full Time, 101 Million Get Food Aid

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. pspr


    It's a striking example of how we have become a socialist nation at the hands of Democraps when more people are getting government food aid than are working. It's a very sad state of affairs for America.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a total of 101,000,000 people currently participate in at least one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency, at a cost of $114 billion in fiscal year 2012.

    That means the number of Americans receiving food assistance has surpassed the number of full-time private sector workers in the U.S.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 97,180,000 full-time private sector workers in 2012.

    The population of the U.S. is 316.2 million people, meaning nearly a third of Americans receive food aid from the government.

  2. Lucrum


    "Good job Mr president"
  3. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Change we can believe in.
  4. pspr


    I'm all in favor of making sure people don't go hungry in a nation as rich as ours but when 1/3 of the population is getting food assistance we have a very serious structural problem.
  5. There are other avenues to assure nobody goes hungry. But subsidizing a lifestyle in exchange for votes is wrong and immoral.

    Seems the DemoCraps and parasites never heard the story about "The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg".

  6. Lucrum


    Or the one about the emperor with no cloths.
  7. pspr


    When you break it down, that means taxpayers are spending over $1,000 per year on each of the persons getting food assistance on average. 1/3rd of the population. It's hard to even get your mind around the magnitude of this.
  8. jem


    I can wrap my mind around it pretty easily.

    In order to spend this kind of money... the fed has to monetize the debt. Which causes inflation.

    A year ago I was complaining about 7 dollar burritos at the nicer burrito shops... today I paid 6.95 at one of the cheap burrito places.

    We not only pay taxes on everything here... but we are also subsidizing a hell of a lot of govt waste with a very serous inflation tax.
  9. Yes, and the apologists only consider "wage inflation" as a major concern.
  10. My homeowner's premium is up 34% in past 2 years. Property insurance on rental, up 52% in 2 years... but "no inflation", of course.
    #10     Jul 9, 2013