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One in seven Americans are now on food stamps. Is Bush still to blame?

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ndvetrn

Jan-28-14 12:43 AM

Question: When is this President going to take ownership of his presidency?

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wally1

Jan-28-14 1:14 AM

No!!! Its both parties, Wall Street and big corporations.

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muleskinner

Jan-28-14 3:01 AM

Obama spends 12 trillion dollars, adds it to the debt, and he is not responsible for the results?

The American people are completely deluded, their lyin' eyes won't let them see what is the truth.

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muleskinner

Jan-28-14 3:11 AM

The idiot in chief spends millions of dollars flying Air Farce One around the entire world and 50 million are on foodstamps?

Nothing wrong with this picture.

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citizen24

Jan-28-14 5:55 AM

Pilgrims had a rule. You don't work you don't eat.

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realwildchyld

Jan-28-14 7:51 AM

I'm so sick and tired of the MDN always blaming Bush for Obama's mistakes.......poor Bush has in own mistakes to own why must we pile Obama's on???

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JackAaah

Jan-28-14 8:50 AM

I feel what ever it takes to get our Democrat Party the voters it needs, food stamps, unending unemployment insurance, welfare...even Obamaphones. We MUST do it all....and if our Democrat Party can blame Republicans for anything....well, that's just moving forword...

GoInPeas

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GoInPeace

Jan-28-14 8:54 AM

HA,HA,HA,HA,HA.Give me a break,When did the MDN ever write a article blameing bush for anything. The problems we have today are squarely resting on the shoulders of the republican do nothing congress.AND THATS THE TRUTH.I voted NO ON THIS,Goinpeace.

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MattRothchild

Jan-28-14 9:09 AM

The reason you sit on cash is because of uncertainty...a form of self-insurance to ride out what may materialize later on.

This should be taken as a sign of pessimism.

I voted "other"--as in "rolls eyes at question"

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FreedomRings

Jan-28-14 9:19 AM

Looks like Versitas is skirting around some of his mentor Saul Alinsky's tenets. for example;

Healthcare – Control Healthcare and you control the people.

Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

Debt- Increase the debt to an unsustainable level that way you are able to increase taxes and this will produce more Poverty.

Same old song, different day.

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EarlyBird

Jan-28-14 9:31 AM

This is just the tip of the iceberg. We are just getting ready to enter the era of the baby boomers massive retirement. The next 10-12 years are going to be very interesting.

As US wages stagnate, food stamp use growing fastest among workers with some college training. In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps — a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients.

Some of the change is due to demographics, such as the trend toward having fewer children. But a slow economic recovery with high unemployment, stagnant wages and an increasing gulf between low-wage and high-skill jobs also plays a big role. It suggests that government spending on the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program — twice what it cost five years ago — may not subside significantly anytime soon.

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EarlyBird

Jan-28-14 9:38 AM

The number of people on food stamps has doubled in the last five years. That is not good for them or the rest of the country.

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PoeticJustice16

Jan-28-14 9:50 AM

"Food stamps" is a fun issue for conservative bigots to bandy about, but the reality is -- the entire program supplying aid to poor families totals LESS THAN 3% OF THE FEDERAL BUDGET.

Poor folks are not to blame.

The blame goes to Republican politicians who -- in John McCain's words, "spent like drunken sailors."

George Bush -- who Just Said Yes to cocaine and booze -- took office and within 3 years had turned America's surpluses into the largest deficit in over half a century.

The idiot boy was busy clearing brush on his farm when 9/11 occurred -- having completely ignored all warnings ("Bin Laden Determined to Attack Within the US).

When Republicans happily voted Bush into a second term, the entire banking industry collapsed, plunging the nation -- and the world -- into the worst economy since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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FreedomRings

Jan-28-14 9:50 AM

And "the GOP have no agenda" seems irrelevant as this fall Americans will dump the Demos...who needs an agenda as everything Obama does fails.

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animal

Jan-28-14 10:24 AM

By the way goinpeas I am not your friend, I have better taste than that!!!!

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locomotive

Jan-28-14 10:41 AM

"Question: When is this President going to take ownership of his presidency?"

Veritas: "As soon as the American public takes ownership of Congress..."

Didn't you know? President Obama has taken care of this. He's got a pen and a phone...(to do whatever he thinks is best, in spite of Congress).

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locomotive

Jan-28-14 10:55 AM

"...false information about our President..."

Some of the info that I've read hasn't been false, unless I was one of the true believers.

Healthcare . gov? nbcnews . com

"Cybersecurity researchers slammed HealthCare.gov's security during a House hearing on Thursday, saying the site is still riddled with problems that could put consumers' sensitive health details at risk."

True unemployment figures? forbes . com

"But the “official” unemployment rate doesn’t count men and women like G. — discouraged workers who have settled for part-time jobs or have given up looking altogether. Tracking those individuals, under what’s called the “U-6? rate, gives a very different measure of the nation’s unemployment rate: 14.3%."

There's probably more stuff out there, but are these two sources promoting "false information" about what's happening under the current administration, headed by Pres. Obama?

Personalities are fine, but policies are what real

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locomotive

Jan-28-14 10:56 AM

I'll be one of the first to say that I am not a fan of what took place at Benghazi. Neither is the most recent former Secretary of State.

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MarkHighwater

Jan-28-14 10:59 AM

10 TRILLION in debt and 10 MILLION lost jobs under the chicken hawk admin....Hmmm?

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AtticusFinch

Jan-28-14 11:01 AM

These polls are nonsense when you consider that 47% of Republicans still blame Obama for mishandling Katrina.

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MarkHighwater

Jan-28-14 11:02 AM

Do you think Bush/Cheney/Rice/Powell lied about WMDs in Iraq, to invade Iraq and spend a TRILLION US dollars and orphan a MILLION Iraqi children?

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MarkHighwater

Jan-28-14 11:04 AM

forgot to include Rumself and Wolfowitzless.

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locomotive

Jan-28-14 11:14 AM

Deflect-o-rama back to Bush by some libs, and yes, he's public enemy number one all over again. He's more popular and/or important now than he was during his own terms!

I suppose the ONLY way that this poll question could have been asked to please the libs would be:

"One in seven Americans are now on food stamps and Bush is still to blame."

Yes (you're smart) or No (you're hopeless)

Preamble to tonight's State of the Union speech? Probably.

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MarkHighwater

Jan-28-14 11:19 AM

The rich have never been richer and the poor keep getting poorer. The Masters of the Universe enjoy indefinite taxpayer-funded bailouts, while the social safety net for the poor is gutted on the grounds that they should “suck it up and cope.” The ruling class that engineers crushing economic inequality gathers at Davos to pretend to care about said inequality, and then promises no concrete actions to combat the crisis. Many high-income earners pay a lower effective tax rate than low-income earners, and what little progressiveness there was has now been wrung out of the tax code

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MarkHighwater

Jan-28-14 11:21 AM

You can find lots more of this Third Reich-flavored tripe by just Googling “Obama” and “Hitler.” If you broaden out your search beyond National Socialism to include all forms of violent white supremacy, you’ll find even more, including AIG CEO Robert Benmosche declaring that anger over his bailed-out company’s bonuses was “just as bad” as lynchings of African Americans in the Jim Crow South. And if you go one step further and look for all the claims that the rich are oppressed, you will find a seemingly endless supply of statements to that effect

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