Food stamp use shows continued ‘underemployment’ pain

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  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 21, 2014 11:04 a.m.

    Wow...highest number on WELFARE in history.........

    Obama really is the food stamp president...

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Aug. 21, 2014 1:15 a.m.

    Lost in DC ,
    Wall mart sold 15% less. But you Knew that, I know what I wanted to say but saying what I meant is lost in translation. Every one has their own imagination attitude and ego. It's more than an emotion it's the spirit of things.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 12:17 p.m.

    I have no problem giving Food Stamps to deserving people for a short amount of time. This is how the LDS Church welfare system works. People on church welfare are expected to work to upgrade their situation ASAP so they can be self sufficient. This is not meant to be a life style or long term subsistance. People must be trying to find reasonable work and/or upgrade their skills via education etc.. to qualify for welfare. Also the term for Church welfare is not indefinite.

    I do have a HUGE problem with the national welfare system which has become a life style for people these days with most of them unwilling to work at all. It was shown in a recent report that a person receiving welfare + food stamps + disablity can bring in $35000 per year....that is FREE money with no work required. Can we now see why the US is being referred to as the "welfare state"? You wouldn't want your son to live in your basement til age 40 getting free room and board, free cell phone, free car, free health care from you and not working. Why is that then ok for America??

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 19, 2014 12:59 p.m.

    ah yes, the BO economy, where the gap between rich and poor has growth more than at any time in our history.

    ah well, when low-income people are seeing their ohurs cut from full-time to 29/week so the employer can avoid Obamacare, what do you expect?

    by definition, the poor are in poverty, you do not need walmart statistics to know that. But "15% in sails"? please help me understand what you are saying. what do parts of wind-powered watercraft (sails) have to do with shopping at walmart?

    are you saying poor poeple make up 15% of walmart's sales? or are you saying walmart has 15% in-store sales? aside from the mispelling, the grammar is incomplete and I do not know what you are trying to say. I'm not trying to be confrontational or demeaning, I just don't get what you are saying.


  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Aug. 19, 2014 9:22 a.m.

    Wall Mart is where poor people would shop. and their 15% in sails. That tells me that the poor are in poverty.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Aug. 19, 2014 7:09 a.m.

    Ah yes blackattack, Liberals believe they are entitled to receive what other people worked for so they can recieve that for which they did not work! That you call greed and corruption? How about greed being people who did not obtain any meaningful job skills or will not work lusting after the property of those who did work for what they have? Is that not real greed and corruption? Entitlement corruption anyone?

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 18, 2014 11:26 p.m.

    How about some objective reporting, not reprinting advocacy propaganda from a very liberal source. (The source, identified as is part of the rabidly left Pew Charitable trust.)

    It is the liberal policies which have eliminated so many jobs, and keep people dependent on government handouts. To us, that may seem like a bug, but to liberals dependency is a feature to ensure those beholden to them will vote for more "free stuff."

    As for the first lady's lamentable situation, perhaps is she saved some of her prior earnings instead of instantly gratifying her wants, she would have been able to live better now. However, with our government's dismal example of inability to live within their means, she is no worse than our Congress and President.

  • blackattack Orem, UT
    Aug. 18, 2014 9:49 p.m.

    Worf: I agree w you wholeheartedly. There is plenty to go around but greed and corruption are significant contributors to the divide we see today. They condemn the poor while blatantly ignoring the aid they give to the rich.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 18, 2014 12:21 p.m.

    Imagine a country without corrupt leaders.

    Very few people on food stamps, under-employed, and a debt free nation.

    A dream come true.