As US wages stagnate, food stamp use growing fastest among workers with some college training

  • Article by: HOPE YEN , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 26, 2014 - 8:55 PM

WASHINGTON — In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps — a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients.

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cks1950Jan. 26, 1412:07 PM

Fundamentally changing America. Worst "recovery" since the great depression. No hope, but lots of change, too bad most is for the worse.

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avejoeconJan. 26, 1412:08 PM

When the President ORDERS all federal agencies to ask if people want to be on MORE gov't programs, what did he think the results would be. Actually I know what he wanted, to buy more votes with the tax money that fewer and fewer are paying.

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lollinoopJan. 26, 14 9:09 PM

Stop flooding the US labor market and wages will increase.

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lollinoopJan. 26, 14 9:10 PM

The stigma is gone and almost anyone can qualify so why not be frugal and load up on foodstamps?

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lollinoopJan. 26, 14 9:11 PM

Government Outreach programs to maximize the dependency of the masses.

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workforit1Jan. 26, 14 9:24 PM

Welcome to the Obama economic plan. 6 years in. I guess those shovel ready jobs weren't so shovel ready. This is what you get when you elect a community organizer. Let me see...Mitt Romney's resume or Barry Obama resume...hum..that's a tough one. A guy that has actually done something and a guy who has done nothing. Good job America. #uninformed voters

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freedumb86Jan. 26, 14 9:35 PM

Loolinoop, Walmart Economics. Brought to you by our friends on the Right.

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bwikJan. 26, 14 9:49 PM

Workforit, Romney wanted to invade Iran. I don't think you can put a price on dignity and honor. Obama has them and Romney does not. Maybe Obama is awful for the economy. That's fine with me. Bush destroyed the country's identity and honor. We became an army of evil. That's hard to explain to your kids.

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infoninjaJan. 26, 1410:10 PM

Welcome to the Obama economic plan. 6 years in. I guess those shovel ready jobs weren't so shovel ready. This is what you get when you elect a community organizer. Let me see...Mitt Romney's resume or Barry Obama resume...hum..that's a tough one. A guy that has actually done something and a guy who has done nothing. Good job America. #uninformed voters posted by workfirit------------------------------------------Talk about uninformed. Romney worked for Bain Capital, a financial firm notorious for bankrupting businesses, and sending US jobs overseas. The Repubs have blocked literally every major infrastructure bill or jobs bill for the last years too. They have done nothing but obstruct policy, and delay this recovery. People like Romney have helped turn our economy into a low wage toilet. We can all look forward to working at Walmart and collecting welfare to compensate for poor wages. Maybe you should move to West Virginia and drink the water.

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clnorthJan. 26, 1410:11 PM

Hope and change. Careful what you wish for, you just might get it.

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