President Obama Wrecking The United States Economy By Massive Government Deficit Stimulus Spending: The Result: 30 Million Americans Desperately Seeking Full Time Jobs and Over 38 Million Turn To Food Stamps–Over 13 Million Are Children–The Obama Depression–No Hope, No Change!

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Obama Administration Marks Anniversary of Stimulus Plan: Video

 The Fight Against Big Government

Big Government Is Not Stimulus: Why Keynes Was Wrong (The Condensed Version)

Lazear Says Facts Don’t Support Stimulus Helped Recovery: Video

Glenn Beck- February 17, 2010 (Part 1/4)

Glenn Beck- February 17, 2010 (Part 2/4)

Glenn Beck- February 17, 2010 (Part 3/4)

Glenn Beck- February 17, 2010 (Part 4/4)

Moving Beyond the Fake Stimulus: Reviewing Policies that Produce Real Growth

Tom Coburn Government Jobs Don’t Create Wealth

  

Sen. (Dr.) Tom Coburn talking about the so call “Stimulus” bill

Senator Tom Coburn Higlights Disgust in Congress & Waste in Stimulus (part 1)

   

Senator Tom Coburn – Stimulus Stinks of Wasteful Spending (part 2)

Making America Stronger: The U.S. Food Stamp Program

Hunger among Seniors up 81% since 2006

   

Record number of New Mexicans on food stamps

San Diego Faces Food Stamp Application Increase

Food Stamp Crisis Strikes San Antonio

Homelessness – A Very Bad Word

  

 

Tent Cities On The Rise In The US

 

   Share Our Strength: Strength in Numbers 

   

Taxing the Middle Class is NOT the Solution…

   

President Obama’s number one priority after the defense of the country should be how the government can assist private enterprise or businesses to create wealth, income and jobs for the thirty million American citizens seeking full time employment.  

Instead, President Obama failed to lead. 

He first focused his attention on a so-called stimulus spending bill which in reality was a political payoff bill loaded with programs, projects and grants for those who supported the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party agenda. 

Then the President focused on Health Insurance Reform that the majority of Americans opposed when they learned what was in the proposed bills–forcing Americans to purchase a Government qualified and mandated health insurance plan. 

As a result instead of the unemployment rate remaining under 8% with the stimulus package as forecasted, the official unemployment rate rose to over 10% and has only slightly declined to 9.7%.  

Most economist expect the official unemployment rate to remain in double digits until 2011 at the earliest. This means that a minimum of  fifteen million people are  looking for a full time job. Unfortunately, the official U-3 measure of the unemployment rate significantly understates the real unemployment rate and number of unemployed, which is over 17% and represents over 26 million Americans seeking a full time job. 

Many Americans are working part-time while they try to find a full-time 40 hours per week job. There are now over 30 million Americans that are seeking full time employment.  

A reality check is the number of Americans receiving food stamps or more accurately enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, which will soon exceed 40 million Americans.  Forty million Americans on food stamps again understates the number of people needing such assistance. Both state and Federal governments have made it more difficult to enroll in SNAP. There is at least another 10 to 15 million that would qualify but have given up on food stamps or a SNAP card once that see all the paperwork involved.  

While the unemployed and their children go hungry waiting for the approval of their SNAP card to purchase food, President Obama proclaims the success of his stimulus spending package.  

Give me a break.  

Suggest President Obama take his stimulus packages, cap and trade energy taxes, and health care tax proposals and dump them.  

The American people want good paying jobs so they can feed, clothe, and shelter their families.  

The American people do not want higher taxes that impact business owners resulting in fewer jobs and more job layoffs.  

The American people do not want to depend on the Federal Government for food stamps or a SNAP card to pay for food. 

The American people will vote out of office the progressive radical socialists of both political parties come November.  

Shape up Mr. President, otherwise the American people will ship you and your cronies out of office.  

Senator and Doctor Tom Coburn is one of the few Senators that the American people respect and trust. 

Unfortunatley for every Senator Coburn in the Senate there are three Democrats and Republican progressive radical socialists that oppose Senator Coburn. 

This is a very typical news story from the progressive radical socialist point of view about Senator Coburn: 

New Senate Ends Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn’s Obstructionism

It’s time to find more men and woman for the Congress, Senate, and White House with the courage and integrity of a Senator Coburn. 

The Tea Party movement needs to find and support more Senator Coburns to run for elective office at the local, city, state and Federal levels. 

Join the Second American Revolution. 

   

Background Articles and Videos

   

Dan Mitchell discusses the effectiveness of the stimulus

 

United States of Amercia Government

http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/Executive.shtml

http://www.federalbudget.com/

 

 http://www.scribd.com/doc/3015540/US-Budget-Deficit-or-Surplus-1960present

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/03/24/bush-deficit-vs-obama-deficit-in-pictures/

Record-High Deficit May Dash Big Plans

$1.4 Trillion in Red Ink Means Less to Spend On Obama’s Ambitious Jobs, Stimulus Policies

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/16/AR2009101602388.html

http://www.brutallyhonest.org/brutally_honest/2009/11/obama-tripled-the-national-deficit-his-first-year-in-office.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125119686015756517.html

Stop Spending Our Future – The Crisis

   

How Many Americans Are On Food Stamps?

  

   

40th Anniversary of USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service 

  

   

New Federal Food Stamp Program SNAP Helping Arizona Families through Arizona Food Banks

  

   

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Studies  

SNAP Participation Rates (State)

Reaching Those In Need: State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates in 2007November 2009  

http://www.fns.usda.gov/ORA/menu/Published/SNAP/SNAPPartState.htm   

   

   

Reaching Those in Need:

 

 

  

STATE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION RATES IN 2007 

   

“…The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—formerly the Food Stamp Program—is a central component of American policy to alleviate hunger and poverty. The program’s main purpose is “to permit low-income households to obtain a more nutritious diet…by increasing their purchasing power” (Food and Nutrition Act of 2008). SNAP is the largest of the domestic food and nutrition assistance programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. During fiscal year 2009, the program served 33 million people in an average month at a total annual cost of over $50 billion in benefits.  

The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 calls for policymakers to assess the effects of programs, and one important measure of a program’s performance is its ability to reach its target population. The national SNAP participation rate—the percentage of eligible people in the United States who actually participate in the program—has been a standard for assessing performance for about 25 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s budget request for fiscal year 2010 includes a performance target to reach 68 percent of the eligible population in that year.  

SNAP provides an important support for the “working poor”—people who are eligible for SNAP benefits and live in households in which someone earns income from a job. Twenty-eight million people received benefits in an average month in 2008. Eleven million—40 percent—lived in households that had income from earnings, up from 30 percent of all participants in 1996, the year in which more emphasis was placed on work for public assistance recipients through the enactment of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act.  

Recent studies have examined national participation rates as well as participation rates for socioeconomic and demographic subgroups (Leftin and Wolkwitz 2009), and State rates for all eligible people and for the working poor (Cunnyngham, Castner, and Schirm 2008). This document presents estimates of SNAP participation rates for all eligible people and for the working poor by States for fiscal year 2007. These estimates can be used to assess recent program performance and focus efforts to improve performance. ..”  

http://www.fns.usda.gov/ORA/menu/Published/SNAP/FILES/Participation/Reaching2007.pdf 

     

 SNAP  

  

   

 http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/rules/Legislation/about.htm  

    

US food stamps set ever-higher record-32.8 million  

 

 

  

STATE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION RATES IN 2007 

   

“…The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—formerly the Food Stamp Program—is a central component of American policy to alleviate hunger and poverty. The program’s main purpose is “to permit low-income households to obtain a more nutritious diet…by increasing their purchasing power” (Food and Nutrition Act of 2008). SNAP is the largest of the domestic food and nutrition assistance programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. During fiscal year 2009, the program served 33 million people in an average month at a total annual cost of over $50 billion in benefits.  

The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 calls for policymakers to assess the effects of programs, and one important measure of a program’s performance is its ability to reach its target population. The national SNAP participation rate—the percentage of eligible people in the United States who actually participate in the program—has been a standard for assessing performance for about 25 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s budget request for fiscal year 2010 includes a performance target to reach 68 percent of the eligible population in that year.  

SNAP provides an important support for the “working poor”—people who are eligible for SNAP benefits and live in households in which someone earns income from a job. Twenty-eight million people received benefits in an average month in 2008. Eleven million—40 percent—lived in households that had income from earnings, up from 30 percent of all participants in 1996, the year in which more emphasis was placed on work for public assistance recipients through the enactment of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act.  

Recent studies have examined national participation rates as well as participation rates for socioeconomic and demographic subgroups (Leftin and Wolkwitz 2009), and State rates for all eligible people and for the working poor (Cunnyngham, Castner, and Schirm 2008). This document presents estimates of SNAP participation rates for all eligible people and for the working poor by States for fiscal year 2007. These estimates can be used to assess recent program performance and focus efforts to improve performance. ..”  

http://www.fns.usda.gov/ORA/menu/Published/SNAP/FILES/Participation/Reaching2007.pdf 

 

    

US food stamps set ever-higher record-32.8 million   

  • Reuters, Friday February 5 2010

“… A record 38.2 million Americans were enrolled in the food stamp program at latest count, up 246,000 from the previous month and the latest in record-high monthly tallies that began in December 2008.

Food stamps are the primary federal anti-hunger program, helping poor people buy groceries. The Agriculture Department updated enrollment data on Friday with a preliminary figure for November.

USDA estimates up to $58 billion will be spent on food stamps this fiscal year, which ends Sept 30, with average enrollment of 40.5 million people. Food stamps were renamed the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program in 2008.

Participation has surged since the financial-market turmoil of late 2008 and has set records each month since December 2008, when it reached 31.78 million. Enrollment is highest during times of economic distress.  …”

(Reporting by Charles Abbott; Editing by David Gregorio)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/feedarticle/8933161 

 

A Record Number Of Americans Turn To Food Stamps As America Is Gripped By Economic Despair

“…Would you ever accept government welfare?  Would you look down on someone who does?  Well, if you would look down on a fellow American who receives food stamps then get ready to look down on a massive sea of people.  The truth is that over 37 million Americans now receive food stamps, and the program is expanding at a pace of about 20,000 people a day.  As hordes of Americans have been forced out of their jobs and their homes, millions are finding that the only way they can make it is to accept food stamps.  For many it is a tremendously humbling moment to turn to the government for help, and for so many millions to be dependent on the food stamps program is yet another indication of how deep the economic despair in America has gotten.  

Most of the time you won’t even notice them being used at the checkout counters.  Today food stamps take the form of inconspicuous plastic cards and they can be used to purchase a wide variety of food items.  A record 37.2 million people, which is approximately one out of every eight Americans, received food stamps in September, and that number is growing rapidly.    

In particular, children are being enrolled in this program in staggering numbers.   

One out of every four children in America now gets assistance from food stamps each month.  In fact, it is projected that half of all U.S. kids will be on food stamps at some point in their lives. …”  

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/a-record-number-of-americans-turn-to-food-stamps-as-america-is-gripped-by-economic-despair  

  

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