WATCH: American Dependency: “Give Me My Food Stamps”

As of this week fully 25% of American households – about 48 million people – are dependent on government food stamps to put food on the table.

The system is plagued with fraud on every level. Food stamp scams are rampant, with recipients often off-loading their monthly electronic benefit transfer cards for cash value. Mega lobbies spend tens of millions of dollars a year just to keep the pump primed and the funds flowing so that companies like Walmart and 7-11 can keep their revenues up. Big banks, including behemoths like JP Morgan, are cashing in by providing the processing facilities to make it happen.

It’s a racket.

There are hundreds of billions of dollars on the line every month and as an American taxpayer you are paying for it all.

Watch the following micro-documentary from Future Money Trends and prepare to be shocked by how deep this goes.

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This type of welfare has made American companies and citizens dependent on aid.

With Obamacare forcing companies to reduce the hours for employees, we can only imagine how many more millions will need government assistance, something that will be built into their lifestyle regardless of if they actually need it or not.

The middle class is caving in right before our eyes.

As you can see, everyone from consumers, to businesses, to banks are now creating businesses and lifestyle models dependent on government assistance.

When will it ever stop?

Earlier this week Congressional Republicans passed a bill that would eliminate food stamp loop holes, requiring adults between the ages of 18 and 50 without minor children to find a job or enroll in a work training program in order to continue receiving benefits. The move was immediately rejected by Democrats and social aid groups, who claimed the new regulations would force millions of people into poverty.

If this new measure were to make it through the Senate and the President’s desk (which it likely won’t), millions would be thrown into poverty according to opponents.

Now consider what happens when the government of the United States hits a brick financial ceiling, where they can no longer dole out these funds. Or, we continue to print more money keeping the food stamp system operational, but insufficient with respect to supporting the needs of recipients because the price of food goes through the roof.

Fifty million dependents would immediately run out of the ability to use these cards for food (or extra cash if they are reselling them).

The result?

It should be clear.

There will be riots on the streets of America , likely turning to looting as people hit back at the system that is no longer providing them the welfare they need.

When the Food Stamps stop all hell will break loose.


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Hey, Old Media Clowns: If We’re Really In a “Recovery”, Why Is One-Sixth of the U.S. on Food Stamps?

You can’t browse a vintage media newspaper or website without seeing the assertion that the U.S. is in “a recovery”.

Really? How so?

The Labor Force Participation Rate just hit a 34-year low.

And food stamp usage continues to explode, the product of rampant fraud, Obamacare’s destruction of full-time employment, and the fact that welfare pays better than work.

Food-stamp use grew 2.3% in June from a year earlier, with nearly one-sixth of the U.S. population receiving benefits.

Illinois showed the largest enrollment increase from last year with a 14.7% gain, according to Agriculture Department data released Friday. Wyoming was in second place, with rolls up 11.1% since the same time last year. Utah experienced the largest annual decline in food-stamp use, dropping 11.2%, among a dozen states to post a decrease. (Enrollment also decreased in Arizona, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Washington.)

One of the largest social safety net programs in the United States, food stamps – formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP – expanded substantially during and after the recession, with enrollment rising about 70% from 2007 to 2011. At the same time, the government also temporarily increased benefits and allowed users in the hardest-hit areas to receive aid for longer-than-usual periods of time. The average monthly benefit was $ 133 last year.

Critics clamor against what they see as a disturbing rise in government dependency. But new economic research suggests the program’s expansion isn’t alarming and can, in fact, be explained by business cycles.

Yo, antique media clowns: it’s called The Cloward-Piven Strategy. Look it up. That is, if you want to stop retyping press releases from the White House and doing actual reporting for a change.

I know, I’m a dreamer.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Doug Ross @ Journal