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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 03:51 PM
Response to Reply #65
69. There are links in #43 and #47 -- close to the top of the thread.
Edited on Mon Dec-13-10 03:52 PM by EFerrari
I really don't like to be in the position of pointing out how many Americans don't have food security right now. :(
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  -So Obama raises food stamp program from $37B to $68B, then cuts it by $2.2B to. . . wndycty  Dec-13-10 12:39 PM   #0 
  - And that's the rest of the story!  SharonRB   Dec-13-10 12:41 PM   #1 
  - Except, what does that increase mean in terms of  EFerrari   Dec-13-10 02:06 PM   #39 
     - Thanks for putting my thoughts and stray words into well said paragraph.  nc4bo   Dec-13-10 02:15 PM   #43 
     - Thank you. And that graph is only of people on food stamps.  EFerrari   Dec-13-10 02:25 PM   #47 
     - Looks to me like that shows about a 3% gain in  Nordmadr   Dec-14-10 09:10 AM   #74 
        - I keep wondering what the vultures will do when they're done picking the bones. n/t  EFerrari   Dec-15-10 12:15 AM   #88 
     - Billions? It's up to 2 TRILLION now...  walldude   Dec-13-10 04:30 PM   #71 
  - Welcome to the New DU.  Scurrilous   Dec-13-10 12:41 PM   #2 
  - Now that is something positive I can get behind!  Rex   Dec-13-10 12:43 PM   #3 
  - It is so amazing.... people are so uninformed... I often wonder if it is by choice.  Windy   Dec-13-10 12:43 PM   #4 
  - This is DU, yannow.  lamp_shade   Dec-13-10 12:44 PM   #5 
  - i think that is good  tracy_winzer01   Dec-13-10 12:44 PM   #6 
  - Welcome to DU  Still a Democrat   Dec-13-10 12:53 PM   #19 
  - It gets better. When you point these numbers out, they are all like "it needs to be even MORE!"  phleshdef   Dec-13-10 12:46 PM   #7 
  - It's better unless you've been denied access to this program.  EFerrari   Dec-13-10 02:35 PM   #50 
     - Diverting this funding for the school lunch program has NOTHING to do with who gets approved access.  phleshdef   Dec-14-10 09:44 AM   #77 
  - Bottom line: is *everyone* getting food stamps that need them  Lars39   Dec-13-10 12:46 PM   #8 
  - Bottom line: Letting the Perfect be the enemy of the good.  Pirate Smile   Dec-13-10 12:57 PM   #23 
  - Or, getting good is easy. Getting something better is too hard so let's not try.  Dawgs   Dec-13-10 01:02 PM   #26 
  - Right. Nobody is trying. We know how easy it is to get to 60 in the Senate. They even filibuster  Pirate Smile   Dec-13-10 01:13 PM   #31 
     - Your argument would carry more weight if we didn't see Reid/Obama give up on the Public Option.  Dawgs   Dec-13-10 01:26 PM   #34 
        - I think it was bargained away, secretly, in the early stages of the process.  Warren DeMontague   Dec-13-10 03:47 PM   #67 
  - Half-assed measures don't mean jack if you're the one hungry.  Lars39   Dec-13-10 02:37 PM   #51 
  - Exactly. But that lands you on the "enemies" list.  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 12:57 PM   #24 
  - Exactly. The increase doesn't mean anything unless you also figure  EFerrari   Dec-13-10 02:08 PM   #40 
  - Excellent! Without a Jobs Bill, we'll need a bigger Food Stamp program  leftstreet   Dec-13-10 12:47 PM   #9 
  - and they won't come into this thread...  snooper2   Dec-13-10 12:50 PM   #10 
  - They will come in to unrec. . .  wndycty   Dec-13-10 12:51 PM   #14 
  - Hi wndycty....you seem to be well versed in this.  Forkboy   Dec-15-10 12:33 AM   #91 
  - Several of us are right here, thanks.  EFerrari   Dec-13-10 02:08 PM   #41 
  - Actually, I came here first.  progressoid   Dec-13-10 03:37 PM   #62 
  - And to think: those cuts don't take effect until 2014  frazzled   Dec-13-10 12:50 PM   #11 
  - "when either the economy or unemployment will be better"  Dawgs   Dec-13-10 12:51 PM   #13 
     - I guess you hope it won't be  frazzled   Dec-13-10 12:52 PM   #15 
        - Not hope, just 30 years of historical fact.  Dawgs   Dec-13-10 12:53 PM   #18 
           - I'm not great at economics but doesn't extending Bush cuts  EFerrari   Dec-13-10 02:33 PM   #49 
  - They'll need it with all of his efforts to increase the wealth gap.  Dawgs   Dec-13-10 12:50 PM   #12 
  - You can lead a horse to water  Still a Democrat   Dec-13-10 12:53 PM   #16 
  - In theory, it's a good deal.  Pab Sungenis   Dec-13-10 12:53 PM   #17 
  - Will you acknlowledge that the net raise of food stampls is $28 billion. . .  wndycty   Dec-13-10 12:55 PM   #20 
  - Just 13.5% of the tax package is tax cuts for the wealthy and estate taxes  Still a Democrat   Dec-13-10 12:55 PM   #21 
  - Why should we?  Dawgs   Dec-13-10 01:00 PM   #25 
  - It's been that way for a long time now. nt  DevonRex   Dec-13-10 12:55 PM   #22 
  - I just received my food stamp card today. I'm grateful.  Akoto   Dec-13-10 01:03 PM   #27 
  - Well, he's inspired a lot of cynicism.  Marr   Dec-13-10 01:06 PM   #28 
  - Which means 1/2 of all food stamp users get an extra meal, in school....  Historic NY   Dec-13-10 01:08 PM   #29 
  - Hey, that oughta go great  katnapped   Dec-13-10 01:09 PM   #30 
  - its a federal program.  Historic NY   Dec-13-10 02:19 PM   #44 
  - Some people are just never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever gonna be happy.  Warren DeMontague   Dec-13-10 01:15 PM   #32 
  - Very true  wndycty   Dec-13-10 01:17 PM   #33 
  - I'm happy with this and many other things Obama has done.  Dawgs   Dec-13-10 01:30 PM   #35 
  - +1  uponit7771   Dec-13-10 01:46 PM   #38 
  - Yeah, like these 108 Democratic Representatives...  progressoid   Dec-13-10 02:12 PM   #42 
  - And some people that can't afford food  progressoid   Dec-13-10 02:53 PM   #58 
     - I have a family member on food stamps.  Warren DeMontague   Dec-13-10 03:39 PM   #63 
        - Except the need has tripled, not doubled.  EFerrari   Dec-13-10 03:41 PM   #64 
        - And Obama got a significant increase in funding.  Warren DeMontague   Dec-13-10 03:45 PM   #66 
        - Regardless of whether you are President or not  EFerrari   Dec-13-10 03:50 PM   #68 
        - No, the number increased by 1/3.  Starbucks Anarchist   Dec-14-10 03:34 PM   #82 
           - The number of food insecure families has tripled since 2006  EFerrari   Dec-15-10 12:18 AM   #89 
        - Well, apparently your family member will get  progressoid   Dec-13-10 04:26 PM   #70 
  - FUDr's out in full force, few DUr's take them seriously  uponit7771   Dec-13-10 01:45 PM   #36 
  - FUDr's out in full force, few DUr's take them seriously  uponit7771   Dec-13-10 01:45 PM   #37 
  - A democratic president and democrats in congress can find nothing else  ipaint   Dec-13-10 02:20 PM   #45 
  - So you will not acknowledge the $28.2 billion net increase?  wndycty   Dec-13-10 02:24 PM   #46 
     - Can you acknowledge that food insecurity has tripled, not doubled,  EFerrari   Dec-13-10 02:28 PM   #48 
     - Here we go a "yeah but. . ."  wndycty   Dec-13-10 02:39 PM   #52 
     - It's not really a "yeah, but" if the increase is looked at out of context.  EFerrari   Dec-13-10 02:45 PM   #54 
     - Can you back that up?  Renew Deal   Dec-13-10 03:44 PM   #65 
        - There are links in #43 and #47 -- close to the top of the thread.  EFerrari   Dec-13-10 03:51 PM   #69 
     - What does that have to do with cutting food stamps?  ipaint   Dec-13-10 02:46 PM   #56 
  - Seems you forgot about the 11.9 Billion that was previously taken.  progressoid   Dec-13-10 02:44 PM   #53 
  - Watch them move the goalposts now!  Codeine   Dec-13-10 02:46 PM   #55 
  - What's breathtaking is the lack of basic math skills  EFerrari   Dec-13-10 02:49 PM   #57 
  - You actually expect people here to deal with facts and reading comprehension?  Starbucks Anarchist   Dec-13-10 03:09 PM   #59 
  - LOL. You didn't read the thread.  EFerrari   Dec-13-10 03:20 PM   #60 
     - From what I saw in other threads, many people accepted the $2.2 billion cut without context.  Starbucks Anarchist   Dec-14-10 09:43 AM   #76 
        - You're right about that. But it is exactly the same thing  EFerrari   Dec-15-10 12:10 AM   #86 
  - This 2.2 billion is in addition to 11 billion that was cut just a few months ago  no limit   Dec-13-10 03:21 PM   #61 
  - Monday evening kick  wndycty   Dec-13-10 07:39 PM   #72 
  - When did this happen?  Major Hogwash   Dec-13-10 11:45 PM   #73 
  - keeping this thread kicked because teh stoopid in that other thread  snooper2   Dec-14-10 09:40 AM   #75 
  - Yep. n/t  Scurrilous   Dec-14-10 10:22 AM   #78 
  - It's not "stoopid" in any way.  EFerrari   Dec-15-10 12:14 AM   #87 
  - K&R!  LoZoccolo   Dec-14-10 10:25 AM   #79 
  - So far only about 18 unrecs or so. . .  wndycty   Dec-14-10 11:17 AM   #80 
  - kicking  snooper2   Dec-14-10 03:31 PM   #81 
  - and there is no way that school food money is going to hit the  deaniac21   Dec-14-10 03:41 PM   #83 
  - time for a kick  snooper2   Dec-14-10 10:31 PM   #84 
  - kick  snooper2   Dec-15-10 12:09 AM   #85 
  - Good god, will you stop pretending  Jakes Progress   Dec-15-10 12:22 AM   #90 
  - +1000 nt  laughingliberal   Dec-15-10 12:47 AM   #92 
  - kick  snooper2   Dec-15-10 08:48 AM   #93 
 

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