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These are die-hard Obama voters.

CHICAGO (CBS) — A dispute over a spot in line at a food stamp office downstate escalated into a full-fledged brawl.

The fight on Tuesday was captured on video and shows at least four women wrestling and punching each other.

At one point, the video shows two women grabbing each other while a third punches one of them on the back of the head. At another point, a woman walks across the office and punches another person in the face.

Security officers struggled to end the chaos. It took them several minutes to separate the group and restore order. Some of the people involved in the fight initially refused to leave.

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This is Obama’s design. He said he wanted to create a “majority coalition” of welfare recipients and his policies are making this a reality.

(CNSNews.com) — During fiscal year 2012, the U.S. government spent a record $80.4 billion on food stamps, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a $2.7 billion increase from FY 2011.  (Fiscal year 2012 ran from Oct. 1, 2011 through Sept. 30, 2012.)

According to the Monthly Treasury Statement that summarizes the receipts and outlays of the federal government, $80,401,000,000 went towards SNAP during FY 2012, which was a $2.7 billion increase from $77,637,000,000 in FY 2011.

The SNAP program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which also runs other food assistance programs under the auspices of the Food and Nutrition Service Agency.

In total, nearly $106 billion was spent on food assistance in 2012, with $18.3 billion that went to “Child Nutrition Programs.”

Total federal spending on SNAP has increased each year during President Obama’s first term in office. In FY 2009 — when SNAP was still known as the “Food Stamp” program — the government spent approximately $55.6 billion.

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Democrats sue and force the taxpayers of Massachusetts to pay for their voter fraud. 19,000 potentially fraudulent residents received welfare benefits and voter registration cards from Democratic activists. But, but, but there is no such thing as voter fraud. That’s what Democrats keep saying…because they’re committing it.

From Boston Herald:

Red-faced state officials admitted last night they are trying to find as many as 19,000 missing welfare recipients — after the controversial taxpayer-funded voter registration pitches the state mailed to their addresses last summer were sent back marked “Return to sender, address unknown.”

The Department of Transitional Assistance contacted 477,000 welfare recipients who were on their books from June 1, 2011, to May 31, 2012, after settling a voter-rights lawsuit brought by Democratic-leaning activist groups that demanded an aggressive voter information effort by the state. That $274,000 push by DTA resulted in 31,000 new voter registrations — but revealed an alarming number of welfare recipients whose residency in Massachusetts can’t be confirmed.

How convenient is this for newly elected Democratic Senator Elizabeth “Fake Indian” Warren? How many of those 31,000 new voter registrations went to her campaign?

“DTA is in the process of contacting those clients for which a forwarding address was prov­ided to verify their addresses, as a change of address might impact their eligibility,” a statement from the agency said.

DTA critics expressed astonishment at the agency’s faulty address records — which were only uncovered by accident — saying it’s further evidence that the electronic benefits system sorely needs reform.

“Wow,” said state Rep. Shaunna O’Connell, R-Taunton, upon hearing of the number of 
returned mailings.

“The fact that 19,000 of these came back undeliverable tells me DTA has no idea where these people live, obviously, and is not doing the background checks they should be doing,” O’Connell said.

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Sen. Jeff Sessions takes to the Senate floor to call out USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack for his lack of transparency on the mismanagement of the Food Stamp program.

Obama wants to create a majority coalition of welfare recipients dependent upon the taxpayers for survival. The number of Americans on food stamps has exploded to record highs under Obama as Team Obama pushes more and more Americans, and non-citizens, to mooch off of the productive in society by throwing food stamp parties to register more freeloaders.  The Obama regime is pimping food stamps and telling people it will make them look and feel good to be using food stamps.

The Congressional Research Service claims the number of able-body adults on food stamps double after Obama issued waivers suspended the  welfare-to-work requirements.

Idiots on the left (Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Jay Carney, Steny Hoyer) believe more people on food stamps is the best way to stimulate the economy.  The same USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack, believes food stamps create more jobs. So, one can see why there is no transparency from Team Obama. Wouldn’t want the truth to slip out.

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Four more years and we all will be on food stamps.

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This is the new normal thanks to Obama’s presidency. Trickle-up poverty has a hold on America and is an accomplishment for the guy who wanted to fundamentally transform America. This is Obamanomics.

From ZeroHedge:

While there had been speculation that the BLS may delay the release of its October nonfarm payroll number until after the election, it turned out there was no reason to worry. Perhaps this is because the number, while at stall speed, was not quite as horrible as some had expected (even if the change in average hourly earnings did tumble to new all time lows) and so boosted Obama’s reelection chances. There was, however, another closely tracked number which perhaps is far more indicative of the economic “growth” in the past 4 years, which certainly had a delayed release. The number of course is that showing how many Americans are on foodstamps, and usually is released at the end of the month, or the first day or two of the next month. This time the USDA delayed its release nine days past the semi-official deadline, far past the election, and until Friday night to report August foodstamp data. One glance at the number reveals why: at 47.1 million, this was not only a new all time record, but the monthly increase of 420,947 from July was the biggest monthly increase in one year.One can see why a reported surge in foodstamps ahead of the elections is something the USDA, and the administration may not have been too keen on disclosing.

 

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Expect more of the same. Obama’s re-election will have these consequences.

  • Record Deficits

Under Obama’s first term, we received 4 straight $1 trillion plus budget deficits. These from the same guy who promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. Obama’s 2011 & 2012 budgets were so bad that not a single Democrat gave them a vote. The CBO said Obama’s budget would push national debt to at least $20 trillion.

The average budget deficit under Bush comes out to around $500 billion per year. Obama’s average budget deficits have been $1 trillion plus. Obama has already admitted his plan is to follow the same agenda he had in his first term. He wants to “invest,” which is just another word for spend, in more of his failed economic policies, green energy schemes, crony capitalism and social welfare (freebies). Expect more of the same during his 2nd term.

  • Record National Debt

Obama excoriated Bush and called him “irresponsible & unpatriotic” for the $4.9 trillion added to the national debt under his 8-year presidency. Then Obama went and added $5.5 trillion to the national debt in his first 3 years and 2 months. Under Obama, our debt to GDP ratio is over 100% for the first time in US history.

Obama and Democrats are threatening to go over the fiscal cliff unless Republicans agree to raise taxes so they can spend more. Obama is the debt king and he now has 4 more years to add to it. This debt is unsustainable or you can think like the 59,837,407 idiots who feel that debt means nothing as long as they get their Obama “freebie.” Expect more spending in his 2nd term.

  • Exploding unemployment

Obama, his party and his economic advisers promised unemployment to remain under 8% if his $800 billion stimulus was passed. What we actually received was 43 straight months of 8% plus unemployment and 27 of those months saw unemployment over 9%. Long-term unemployment, under Obama, is at a level that hasn’t been seen since the Great Depression.

Under Obama we also experienced a 30-year low in the labor force participation rate. This is how the 10% unemployment rate in Oct. of 2009 started to drop. Americans started giving up and began dropping out of the labor force, thus not to be counted as “unemployed.”

When these people finally stop enjoying the 99 weeks of unemployment checks, they will reenter the work force which will cause the unemployment numbers to skyrocket. Expect even higher unemployment under Obama’s 2nd term.

  • More Executive Orders to Expand Government Control & Ignore Federal Laws

Obama has used executive order as a weapon to usurp power from Congress. Obama has a problem with the US Constitution and it’s separation of powers. Congress is the legislative branch and their job is to act as a law-making body. Obama is over the executive branch and his job is to implement the laws passed by those on the other side of Pennsylvania Ave. Obama has usurped the powers of Congress through his use of executive orders to further his far-left liberal agenda. Obama ignores federal laws when he disagrees with them and uses executive orders to create his own laws.

Obama has used executive orders to stop the enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act which was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton. Obama issued an executive order that allows states to ignore the No Child Left Behind law. Obama used an executive order to avoid federal immigration laws to stop deportation of illegal immigrants after failing to get his Dream Act passed while his party controlled Congress.

Obama used an executive order extend Homeland Security into local police departments. Obama used a green energy executive order to target emissions. Obama used an executive order to give him control of all communications during an “emergency.” Obama also used an executive order that gives him control of all US resources during a time of war or ‘emergency.”

Obama used an executive order to give HHS control of the federal Head Start program. Obama used an executive order to gut the welfare-to-work law signed by President Clinton. Probably the worst executive order was the one Obama issued to indefinitely detain American citizens.

Since the Republicans will control the House and Democrats still control the Senate, Obama will use this gridlock to issue more executive order to avoid federal laws he doesn’t like and to pass laws he can’t get passed through Congress. Obama “just can’t wait” to usurp Congressional powers to implement his “fundamental transformation” of the US under his 2nd term.

  • Expanded Welfare State

Obama promised to pull 2 million out of the poverty level thanks to his $800 billion stimulus. After four years of Obama, poverty is at a record high and a record number of Americans are receiving government assistance such as food stamps. Childhood poverty is at a record level. There were approximately 31 million receiving food stamps when Obama took office. At the end of his first term, a record 46.7 million are no on the food stamp rolls. The Congressional Research Service reported that the number of able-bodied adults on food stamps double after Obama suspended work requirements. Expect more of the same under his 2nd term.

  • Expanded Big Brother

Under Obama, we now have more government spying. The Obama regime is using social media to spy on Americans. We also learned Obama has a “secret” kill list that has Americans on it. The Obama administration doesn’t care about due process and have decided they are judge, jury and executioner. Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, said that killing US citizens without due process is “legal” and “constitutional.”

Obama also extended the Patriot Act, which he and Democrats harped about under Bush. Then to top it all off, Obama signed the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) which legalized secret arrests of Americans, without due process, and their indefinite detention.

Remember folks, this is the same administration who believes WE are the ENEMY should their be an economic collapse.

  • More Money Printing and Bailouts

Under Obama, the Federal Reserve, thanks to Ben Bernanke, has devalued the dollar through 3 rounds of quantitative easing. Bernanke promised the Fed wouldn’t monetize our debt but he had to do it to support Obama’s stagnant economy and lavish spending habits. He lied under oath. Despite all this money printing and debt purchasing, the economy is still stagnant. Keynesian economic theories do not work. Obama and The Fed proved this soundly. Now the Federal Reserve will never be audited and Bernanke & Obama couldn’t be happier. Bernanke warned about auditing the Federal Reserve because he knows about the trillions that have been stolen from American taxpayers to bailout banks.

Obama has been bailing out his green energy bundlers with out tax dollars and has promised to continue this failed policy. Obama promised no more bailouts on the taxpayer’s dime then starting handing out taxpayer-backed green energy loans to bundlers with green energy corporations. Obama took Bush’s auto bailout and gave $50 billion more to the union bosses and workers while sticking a $25 billion dollar loss to the taxpayers.  The bailouts will continue.

  • Higher Energy Costs

Before his election, Obama promise higher energy prices and we got that in his first term. Obama said he wanted higher gas prices but at a gradual increase. Obama appointed Steven Chu to run the Department of Energy. Chu wants American gas prices to be higher like those of Europe ($10/gallon). Under Obama’s first term, a gallon of gas has doubled and been above $3 dollars for almost 4-years. This is the same administration who was held in contempt by a federal judge for their illegal drilling moratorium.

It’s only going to get worse.

Obama will continue to use the EPA to crush the coal industry. He couldn’t get “cap & trade” passed when his party controlled Congress, so Obama and the EPA will go around Congress to enforce it. As Obama stated, “energy prices will skyrocket” due to the coal-powered plants passing these additional costs, from regulations, back down to the consumer. The EPA has been attacking the coal industry hard under Obama. 40% of all US energy come from coal-powered plants. What happens when this companies shut down? Higher energy prices.

  • Higher Taxes for Everyone

To pay for all the promises and freebies our entitlement society clearly demanded through reelecting the re-distributor-in-chief, everyone’s taxes WILL BE GOING UP. Obama and Democrats made sure of this with their unread ObamaCare bill (plenty of taxes) and the nearly $6 trillion added to the national debt. Two years after its passage and health care expenses continue to go up.

These are the same who are threatening to increase taxes on every one just so they can tax the productive in society even more (evil 1% who pay most of the taxes that go to support the entitlements & freebies). Taxes are going up as median household incomes goes down under Obama’s presidency. Taxmageddon is on it’s way starting in 2013.

Can’t forget about Social Security & Medicare which are going broke and Obama avoided tackling during his 1st term. Prepare for Obama to kick this can down the road to the next poor sap who has to step in and fix the mess Obama has left him.

 

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Another number that wasn’t mentioned in last night’s debate.

From Weekly Standard:

Food stamps enrollment has hit a new record high. 46,681,833 million are now enrolled in the social welfare program, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, the federal department that runs the program.

Here’s a chart from the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee, outlining the program’s enormous growth:

 

As the chart shows, when President Obama took office, enrollment in the food stamps program was 31.98 million. Now, not even four years later, it’s a whopping 46.48 million. (In 2002, as the chart states, “19.1 million Americans received food stamps.”)

In fact, the newly released data represents enrollment in July (the last month for which data is available). Assuming the program remained on its projected path, the number of those enrolled in food stamps is likely now larger by several hundreds of thousands.

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