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Half of US kids expect food stamps, welfare dependency


“This is a real danger sign that we as a society need to do a lot more to protect children,” Rank said.

It is very strange on how Mr Rank draws this conclusion. This seems to be an indication that the USA / Canada / Europe already has a program in place that protects children from going hungry if their parents don’t provide for them. It’s also an indication that compensating welfare parents to have more children most likely contributes to the number of children on food stamps in the Western world. The fact that Mr Rank draws such a conclusion raises serious questions about any of his findings.

Any organization, whether it be religious, youth gangs unions, or any group’s ultimate goal is to increase their membership numbers. Why? this increases their power over those dependent on these benefits by those dishing out the resources. It is apparent that most liberal democrats will espouse helping the poor but their ultimate goal will be to increase the number of poor people, because if those numbers decrease, their power ultimately evaporates.

When you look at the Republican philosophy, their goal of success is when fewer and fewer people rely on government. So unless more people get educated, the system will eventually collapse as more and more people are riding in the ox cart than are pulling it.

Half of US kids will get food stamps, study says
By LINDSEY TANNER (AP) – 33 minutes ago

CHICAGO — Nearly half of all U.S. children and 90 percent of black youngsters will be on food stamps at some point during childhood, and fallout from the current recession could push those numbers even higher, researchers say.

The estimate comes from an analysis of 30 years of national data, and it bolsters other recent evidence on the pervasiveness of youngsters at economic risk. It suggests that almost everyone knows a family who has received food stamps, or will in the future, said lead author Mark Rank, a sociologist at Washington University in St. Louis.

“Your neighbor may be using some of these programs but it’s not the kind of thing people want to talk about,” Rank said.

The analysis was released Monday in the November issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. The authors say it’s a medical issue pediatricians need to be aware of because children on food stamps are at risk for malnutrition and other ills linked with poverty.

“This is a real danger sign that we as a society need to do a lot more to protect children,” Rank said.

You can view the rest of this article online at Associated Press.

People would rather go on the sick here than take a low-paid job
Chief Feature Writer

AFTER decades of shameful neglect, Britain’s fractured society is finally at the top of the political agenda.

A wave of revulsion from a public sickened by feral yobs, benefit cheats and knife crime has led to both the Tories and Labour pledging to mend Broken Britain.

The Sun has visited some of Britain’s poorest, most crime-plagued areas. From Glasgow’s East End and Birmingham and Bristol’s grim high rises to the sink estates of the Welsh Valleys, we witnessed a parallel nation trapped in Dickensian poverty.

In the first of a hard-hitting new series, our first dispatch is from the benefits hotspot of Merthyr Tydfil in Mid Glamorgan.


WITH his muscular physique, Steven Curtis appears the typical strapping scrum-half from the Valleys.

But for the last seven years – while Britain’s economy boomed before going bust – the dad-of-two has been signed off sick.

At first, he insists, it was down to his bad back. Now Steven says he’s off work because of problems with cannabis abuse.

You can read more about Britain’s dependency on welfare at The Sun.

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