Originally Posted by Loneiguana
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From: CBPP website
-----new CBPP analysis of budget and Census data, however, shows that more than 90 percent of the benefit dollars that entitlement and other mandatory programs spend go to assist people who are elderly, seriously disabled, or members of working households — not to able-bodied, working-age Americans who choose not to work. (See Figure 1.) This figure has changed little in the past few years.
Of course, Corporations use Food Stamps as a subside(entitlement) to keep wages low.
From the DailyKos- Story name - "Walmart Fuels inequality"
-- To make matters worse, these abusive Walmart policies have increased employee reliance on government assistance and the need for a government funded social safety net. In fact, Walmart has become the number one driver behind the growing use of food stamps in the United States with "as many as 80 percent of workers in Wal-Mart stores using food stamps."
And then there is the fact that Food Stamps actually stimulate the economy. It is called investment.
From mediamatters - Story name "Fox still denying that for stamps, unemployment benefits stimulate economy.
-"Moody's Economy chief economist Mark Zandi said in November 2008 congressional testimony that to get "the largest bang for the buck," "[t]he most efficacious spending includes extending unemployment insurance benefits [and] expanding the food stamp program." Zandi also said that extra food stamps and unemployment benefits "are the most efficient ways to prime the economy's pump."
Yes let's blame this on Walmart.
Newsflash...if you don't like Walmart's wages/benefits....DONT ****ING WORK THERE!!!