The Food Stamp Army
July 10, 2013 by Bob Livingston
When people get hungry, they get desperate. History shows that desperate people do desperate things. But not to worry in America; food stamps are keeping the people fat and happy.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 101 million people are on at least one of the 15 food assistance programs offered by the government. That’s 4 million more people than are working, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The U.S. population is estimated at just more than 316 million. This means almost one-third of America is on food assistance. Food stamps are the modern-day soup kitchens.
Despite broad pronouncements by the elected class, government functionaries and government propagandists that the U.S. economy is improving, America remains mired in a deep depression. Official unemployment has exceeded 7.5 percent for 54 consecutive months, the longest stretch on record. Of course, the real unemployment rate is 23 percent or more, according to Shadowstats.com, which measures unemployment that includes long-term discouraged workers, short-term discouraged workers, marginally attached workers and those forced to work part-time because they can’t find full-time employment. For blacks — particularly young, poorly educated blacks — the rate is much higher.
The economy is being propped up with money printing called quantitative easing. It’s doing wonders for Wall Street and the banksters. Everything the government is doing is crushing what’s left of the middle class and small business.
The government is and has been at war with the American people with its money printing, which dilutes their savings and the value of their “money.” When the money printers print bales of paper money, the dollars already in circulation become worthless. Anybody should understand this debauching of the currency translates to widespread impoverishment.
As long as people get their food stamps, they remain fat and happy. But what happens if the food stamps are cut off for one reason or another? How far do you have to stretch your imagination to think of these 101 million people as a “Food Stamp Army?” They certainly will become an army of terror, stealing and pillaging for food within just a few days.