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Old 11-07-2012, 11:40 PM
 
Location: USA
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What exactly has Obama or any Democrat done in the last four years to expand entitlements? Can you name a single thing? Please enlighten me how Obama is the "food stamp president" when he didn't invent and didn't touch the SNAP program, for instance.

I refuse to count Obamacare because there was already Medicaid for the poor.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Imaginary Figment
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Those pesky facts...
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:08 AM
 
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His support of same sex marriage will result in spousal and survivor benefits being given to every second American (after people figure out how to game the system) and that will collapse the whole program of Social Security.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:00 AM
 
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His support of same sex marriage will result in spousal and survivor benefits being given to every second American (after people figure out how to game the system) and that will collapse the whole program of Social Security.
lol what???
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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What exactly has Obama or any Democrat done in the last four years to expand entitlements? Can you name a single thing? Please enlighten me how Obama is the "food stamp president" when he didn't invent and didn't touch the SNAP program, for instance.

I refuse to count Obamacare because there was already Medicaid for the poor.
Extending unemployment benefits to 99 weeks is one. The food stamp knock is because wages have gone down so more people qualify for food stamps.

My main issue is a mandate from the federal government that I have to buy anything.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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What exactly has Obama or any Democrat done in the last four years to expand entitlements? Can you name a single thing? Please enlighten me how Obama is the "food stamp president" when he didn't invent and didn't touch the SNAP program, for instance.

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From a previous post of mine:

Why can't anyone see what Obama did?

They are cutting the people they deliberately increased on food stamps in time for the 2012 election. This is from a 2011 post of mine.

Obama is The Food Stamp President not just that a poor economy is causing it. This comes from Tom Vilsack, the Secretary of Agriculture, in his own words on Morning Joe back in August 2011.

"U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack backed a White House claim that food stamps, which the Department of Agriculture administers, actually constitute a stimulus program, describing it as 'the most direct stimulus you can get into the economy during these tough times.' 'The reason the number of recipients has increased is that the federal government has been working more closely with local governments to get more Americans on food stamps,' Vilsack said."

Ag Secretary Vilsack: Food Stamps Stimulate Jobs

What Vilsack and the Obama administration is really doing is making more people dependent on the federal dole to stimulate Democrat voting.


"According to CBO, in the years ahead the share of the population that participates in SNAP will fall back to 2008 levels."

House Agriculture Committee Farm Bill Would Throw 2 to 3 Million People Off of SNAP — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

So to sum it up, put a whole bunch of additional people on food stamp rolls so they vote Democrat to keep their freebies, then cut the same number of people off the food stamp rolls to make it look like you are cutting spending and that it happens AFTER Election Day. Once you are in for your second term, you don't care.

And the news media just rolls over and plays dead.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Florida
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How has Obama expanded entitlements?

"In fact, President Obama took office, federal welfare spending has increased by 41 percent, more than $193 billion per year."
http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/PA694.pdf[/SIZE]
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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What exactly has Obama or any Democrat done in the last four years to expand entitlements? Can you name a single thing? Please enlighten me how Obama is the "food stamp president" when he didn't invent and didn't touch the SNAP program, for instance.

I refuse to count Obamacare because there was already Medicaid for the poor.

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I refuse to count Obamacare

Then you refuse to face reality which is typical of most Obama supporters.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Earth
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His support of same sex marriage will result in spousal and survivor benefits being given to every second American (after people figure out how to game the system) and that will collapse the whole program of Social Security.
So what?
Why do you get benefits others don't get?
What makes you special?
You don't think that hets don't scam the system?

So the entire basis of your thought process is greed.
How about we just get rid of survivor or spousal benefits.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The USG has done some pretty heavy advertising for existing programs.
Food Stamp usage hits a new high each month and the lifeline program grew 476% in 3 years.

They didn't change laws to expand the programs but they did advertise heavily to expand the numbers that use the programs.
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