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Arizona food assistance grows
Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Mary K. Reinhardt

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 12/9/2012 3:04:28 PM

Nearly one in five Arizonans now rely on food stamps, a statistic that — depending on your point of view — proves that either the state’s poverty level is too high or the government program is too generous. The number of Americans who receive food assistance has soared since the recession took hold four years ago. In Arizona, food-stamp enrollment has doubled, to more than 1.1 million people, according to the state Department of Economic Security, which administers the federal program. About half of those who receive food stamps in Arizona are children.

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Gee, I wonder why this article wasn´t written before November 6.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: woodenleg, 12/9/2012 3:08:44 PM     (No. 9056696)

...and again...It is not in the interest of the liberal/left to have a robust, economically independent middle class. The liberal/left get their power by controlling government subsidy and making citizens dependent on them.
Become dependent on government for rent, food or anything else and you will vote for those defending that subsidy until the day you die.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ribicon, 12/9/2012 3:31:02 PM     (No. 9056717)

"About half of those who receive food stamps in Arizona are children."

Anchor babies, key to unlocking the welfare wallet; it´s the very foundation of America (America´s doom, that is).

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 12/9/2012 4:02:32 PM     (No. 9056741)

I´m not surprised. There are areas of the state such as Yuma with 30% unemployment. Construction is dead. Wages are dropping and food costs are rising. Add in the ever growing retired population here living on fixed incomes, receiving no interest from savings and spending more on food and energy. This is the Obama-economy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Seniorchief, 12/9/2012 4:14:33 PM     (No. 9056750)

The Republicans better wake up! Obama and the Democrats are Hell-bent on getting as many people as they can signed up on the government dole as possible. If they succeed in getting the majority of the folks hooked on ´free´ stuff, we may very well see the Party of Lincoln consigned to the ash heap of history!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DARling, 12/9/2012 6:09:47 PM     (No. 9056852)

We will see our country on the ash heap of history, #4. It appears that´s where the majority of our citizens want it to be.

Even Russia has given up communism. It killed me to see Pravda lecturing us about falling into the communist trap in an article I read a couple of weeks ago.

I´ll never figure out how taking more and more from hard-working wealthy people to give to non-productive leeches constitutes "fairness."

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Reply 6 - Posted by: norcalvet, 12/9/2012 8:38:36 PM     (No. 9056999)

Fairness = "payback"

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