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Sat Nov 2, 2013, 06:19 PM

Three Important Graphics: War On The Poor





A person making a $50,000 salary pays 10 cents a day in taxes for food stamps while corporate welfare costs every American family $6,000 per year.

1. Food stamps: read http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2012/09/person-making-50000-dollars-year-pays-10-cents-day-taxes-food-stamps

2. Corporate welfare: read https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/23






Today is the day. The GOP/Tea Party cuts to food stamps are now in effect and millions of Americans will have to make do with less.

FULL STORY: read https://aattp.org/poor-americans-face-a-holiday-season-with-less-food-on-their-tables-compliments-of-teapublicans/
(thanks to I Acknowledge Class Warfare Exists)



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napkinz Nov 2013 OP
indepat Nov 2013 #1
Old Union Guy Nov 2013 #2
zeemike Nov 2013 #3
90-percent Nov 2013 #4
Lucky Luciano Nov 2013 #6
lonestarnot Nov 2013 #9
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rwsanders Nov 2013 #10
Curmudgeoness Nov 2013 #5
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napkinz Nov 2013 #17
napkinz Nov 2013 #18
napkinz Nov 2013 #19

Response to napkinz (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 06:36 PM

1. So corporate welfare costs every American family $6,000 a year, but some have not come to

grips with the fact that the government of, by, and for the people is, in actuality, a corporatist government almost solely beholden to the interests of large corporations rather than we the people.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 06:36 PM

2. Good graphics, but here's another point ...

To a degree, "food stamps" are a corporate subsidy, too.

Why JPMorgan Wants to See More Americans on Food Stamps
http://moneymorning.com/2013/04/09/why-jpmorgan-wants-to-see-more-americans-on-food-stamps/]

The point being, not merely that they are being paid to do the IT for the EBT program, but that it is structured in a way that is in effect a bounty per recipient.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 07:59 PM

3. I am going to steal those...n/t

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 08:13 PM

4. Which is it

Corporate subsidies cost each of us $6000 a year or $870?

-90% Jimmy

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Response to 90-percent (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 08:26 PM

6. I was wondering the same thing. Useless without

...the calculation methodology. I bet the $6000 includes infrastructure construction contracts - but that is not a pure subsidy since we get something for that.

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Response to 90-percent (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 08:54 PM

9. Whatever, it's too fucking much when you starve poor people for their fucking benefit.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 09:11 PM

12. True! n/t

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Response to 90-percent (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 08:56 PM

10. Also depends on the definition of "subsidy"...

Some people only include direct payments, while others include tax breaks, credits, refunds.
But I'd bet neither includes just plain dependency on government contracts.

Its a shame we can't select where it goes. I'd bet if we could there'd be a lot less corporate welfare, defense spending, etc. even from the red states. I'd triple my contribution if it would eliminate hunger in the U.S.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 08:19 PM

5. I am not sure who that "average taxpayer" is.

My tax burden is not $6000 total, and I am not too far below the average income that is usually reported.

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Sat Nov 2, 2013, 08:51 PM

8. and how long do you figure that will take? people are hungry right now.

cutting food waste is fine, but I don't think those who are suffering food insecurity (such a lovely phrase) really want my vegetable peelings and the broths made from them.

welcome to DU--enjoy your stay.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 09:00 PM

11. OR, we will save food, corporate profits will increase because they will need less employees, more


people will be on food stamps, and more people will be hungry.

I suspect as long as we are increasing our population by a million or two every year, all dependent on massive amounts of petroleum to grow, ship, and store most of it, it will be a while before the benevolent corps drop their prices. And a cold day in hell when you find more than a handful of benevolent corporations.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Sun Nov 3, 2013, 01:41 AM

13. $

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Sun Nov 3, 2013, 10:14 AM

14. kick

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Sun Nov 3, 2013, 10:18 AM

15. And many of those food stamp recipients (or their children) will have the pleasure of

fighting in a war to secure greater profits for those corporations someday. Quite a system.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 02:14 PM

18. more ... two other threads

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 02:39 PM

19. new graphic added

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