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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

PA Governor to Save Millionaires

How do you save a millionaire? You take the food away from babies with parents that can not find jobs. When the economy is as bad as it is every possible morsel of food for fat rich dudes wearing suits counts. Looking at the picture of the good Governor though it looks like he could use a few weeks away from the public trough so to speak.

PA Governor Corbett (R no shit) is declaring war on food stamps to save money. Stimulate growth (crime rate) and create jobs (criminal ones). We need more Republican's like this governor to stimulate the economy during these robust times. Why on earth should someone be on food stamps when you can get a job anywhere. Everyone is hiring, and at good pay for good long term jobs. Besides, everyone knows that obesity among minorities is high and they are the "One's" sucking off the public to eat. Let those babies go a couple of months without food and loose those unhealthy pounds.

Needless to say, in national politics, we need more people on the GOP side to act like this so the folks on the other side of the fence look like saints. Here is the article clip...

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett has announced a major assault on the food stamp program that feeds 1.8 million Pennsylvanians, including 439,245 in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania's Department of Public Welfare announced that on May 1, people under 60 with more than $2,000 in savings or other assets will be barred from receiving food stamps. People over 60 would have a $3,250 cap.

... the move to cut food stamps is way out of line with what other states are doing: Pennsylvania plans to make the amount of food stamps that people receive contingent on the assets they possess — an unexpected move that bucks national trends and places the commonwealth among a minority of states.”

The trend during the Great Recession, with millions falling into poverty, has been to remove such barriers to assistance. Gov. Ed Rendell eliminated the state's asset test in 2008. Pennsylvania now joins 11 states with asset tests — including Indiana, Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota. - City Paper


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Blogger John Myste said...

Who is really receiving benefits

This article suggests, assuming no overlap (and there could not be much), of those requesting assistance 56 percent are either employed, not lazy and/or elderly or homeless.

Additionally 1 in 2 Americans are considered low income (by the definitions used here).

It said 57 percent of those who are low income or poor are children and the next highest demographic was seniors over 65.

This whole article is a complete rebuttal of conservative ideas often touted that most of those receiving government aid are gaming the system and they could solve their own problems if they were only willing.

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