Thursday, April 18, 2013
John Kerry On Benghazi: "We Got A Lot More Important Things To Move On To"
It's worst than we thought. The Obama administration is trying to sweep this problem under the rug. There is a huge cover up the administration does not want us to know.
Gun control: President Obama’s biggest loss - Glenn Thrush and Reid J. Epstein - POLITICO.com
CAN YOU SAY LAME DUCK PRESIDENT? Obama will never take the 2nd Amendment away from us!
Monday, April 1, 2013
(MONEY) A lot has changed about food stamps during the past few years. For one, the program is currently called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and it has made buying groceries much easier by providing debit-style cards.
But another aspect has changed even more dramatically: The number of Americans tapping into the social-welfare program is soaring.
Enrollment in SNAP has surged 70% since 2008, reaching a record 47.8 million Americans in December. Even more shocking, that means 15% of the country receives the benefits, nearly double the rate as in 1975, when the U.S. suffered from soaring inflation, a recession and an oil crisis.
As a result, the U.S. spent a record $74.6 billion on food-stamp benefits last year, more than double what the program shelled out before the Great Recession. Remember, that downturn officially ended in 2009, and by many measures the economy has improved since the financial crisis and housing meltdown.
So why are the food stamp rolls expanding? It can all be explained by a slow job market, more pockets of poverty and a push from states to get residents to apply for SNAP, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Under Obama, the economic policies failed. It is reflected on how many people apply for food stamps. Because there are no jobs, people are starving. Thus, poverty has increased and food stamps soar.
(CNBC) Too much of the recent growth in employment has been concentrated in low-wage and temporary jobs, leaving the recovery on shaky ground, a top Federal Reserve official said Friday.
Sarah Raskin, a member of the Fed's board of governors, said monetary policymakers are doing all they can to promote stronger economic growth and beef up hiring, and cited improving labor market conditions. But she added interest rates are a blunt tool that cannot help direct the types of jobs that are created, noting one-quarter of U.S. workers are now considered low-wage.
Obama jobs recovery brings no bragging rights when the job numbers are manipulated and the jobs created are low wage positions. This is not the hope and changes the American people expects.