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From time to time, too often really, HC OJ craps out and everyone gets fed up and leaves. You know, like now. If they go to a quality place they might never come back. But if they go to TOJ, which is full of juvenile inside jokes, homoerotic stuff, porn, pedo references, most of them will come back here.
Also, it's good to have peace between our two forums, it has not always been so. An interforum war gets really ugly with lots of porn bombs landing here. With the forum moderation tools barely working, that would be a nightmare for us all and especially for me.
I may not always be right, but there is always method to my madness.
OK, look at your graph. At the end of Bush's term, the number of recipients was going up and even the rate of new recipients was rising. Under Obama, the rate of new recipients is falling.
Here's the deal: poor people who don't have a job are more likely to need help feeding their families. Bush made a lot of poor people out of work. When the country recovers and unemployment drops, a lot of people will get off food stamps. It's as simple as that: jobs.
Again, it was the Rapepublican Great Recession that created the demand for food stamps. By the time they were done that was the only way left to feed people.
Why do you hate people having food ?
Here's the problem, people like Nancy Pelosi said food stamps stimulate the economy, what kind of moron would ever believe this. Also the government's agenda is to find people who may not even need food stamps yet tell them they are eligible because they might be receiving some other assistance, school aid for example is a big play. Get college students set up to receive food stamps while in school. That's a load of crap, i had a part time while going to college and I paid all of my college expenses on my own, my parents gave me about $2000 for a car I needed during my third year, if I remember correctly.
Sometimes you have to take a job you don't like for wages which suck, it's called growing up and not being a pussy, people should try it sometime it works wonders on your soul.
The ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, sometimes called the first libertarian thinker, said, "The more artificial taboos and restrictions there are in the world, the more the people are impoverished. ... The more that laws and regulations are given prominence, the more thieves and robbers there will be."