By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Americans are experiencing sticker shock and it is about to get a whole lot worse thanks to Obama. Between gas and groceries, our household is sinking fast. My husband works about 35 miles from here, so gas is an issue. For a household of three, where two drive for work, our gas bill this month will be close to $900. Groceries will come in at a modest $1000 since we have cut back. And folks, we live in a state that has reasonable pricing. Inflation is just clearing her throat and getting ready to sing, so this is going to get very, very disturbing. Because of QE3 and all the other Keynesian stimulus atrocities as well as crop failures, America will pine for the days of Jimmy Carter’s 21% inflation. We are staring down the barrel of 30 and 40% inflation. Most American households are already on the edge, I can’t even imagine how we will all get through this. The only prayer we have is if Obama is ousted in November and we face reality in this country over what has been done to us fiscally. It is going to be very, very painful. But if we don’t remove Obama from office, it will be fatal. Period.
We are in a depression. The only reason the government achieves any plausible deniability with their assertions that “we are not in a depression” is by comparing the “obvious” visuals: we “don’t have bread lines” like they did in the 1930s. No. No, we don’t. Because the “bread lines” of today are concealed electronically. That guy checking out in front of you just paid for his groceries with a card. Did you get to see what kind of card? No? Roughly a third of those “guys in front of you” are paying with “food stamp” cards. It lets them hide the shame of living on the dole. Don’t believe what you hear from the government and the media. It’s all crap. The reason you don’t see people starving in the streets is because Obama’s hidden bread lines have taken the form of chic electronically delivered food stamps. At last count 47 million were on food stamps – about 15% of Americans. When that flow of freebies is shut off, people will starve in their homes or wherever they live. When Obama removed the work requirement for food stamps, the filing for them doubled. In a country that is already broke and just digitally printing money whenever we need it, that is a recipe for mass death. There are now more Americans added to food stamps, than those that can find work.
From Business Insider:
The cost of the “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” as it is now euphemistically called, has soared even faster than usage in recent years (see chart at right). The annual cost of the program in the fiscal year ended September was $76 billion, more than double the cost of four years earlier.
We all feel for the needy and the hungry and there are people out there who genuinely need help until they can get back on their feet. But that is not what this is. This is Cloward and Piven straight up. Progressives have overloaded the system to the fracturing point – which is exactly what they want. People want jobs and dignity. They want to raise their families and have a good life. Slavery and poverty are not part of that equation and that is what unemployment and food stamps are. Both have been massively pushed and implemented by our Progressive government. When people get hungry, they get violent. Riots follow, allowing the government to come in and forcefully subdue the masses. Then a new form of government arises and takes over. You see it all throughout history. This is what Progressives want – a ‘transformed’ America.
If you go out and around over the weekend, many places are reporting that retail parking lots are pretty much empty – a genuine sign of economic collapse in the making. Except at certain times it would seem – from Zero Hedge:
I don’t need to tell you that our customer remains challenged…You need not go farther than one of our stores on midnight at the end of the month. And it’s real interesting to watch, about 11 p.m. customers start to come in and shop, fill their grocery basket with basic items – baby formula, milk, bread, eggs – and continue to shop and mill about the store until midnight when government electronic benefits cards get activated, and then the checkout starts and occurs. And our sales for those first few hours on the first of the month are substantially and significantly higher.
Take a look below at the numbers as of 2010. They are significantly worse today. How long can this go on?
Our government currently claims that unemployment is at 8.1%. Conveniently, that leaves out all those who no longer look for work. The real unemployment rate is closer to 22%. Some claim it is much higher than that. No jobs plus no food equals violence. This is why the government is prepping for civil unrest. It’s coming one way or the other it would seem. Add to that falling household incomes and the fuse has been lit on a bomb that is meant to destroy America. If that isn’t the ultimate form of homegrown terrorism (which never needed to happen), I don’t know what is.
Are you better off than 4 years ago? We aren’t. Not even close. Check out the sobering reality of where America stands and weep – then vote for Mitt Romney in November:
Bill Sardi says it best:
The bread lines of yesterday are the Food Stamps of today. In the 1950s Russian people stood in bread lines for hours. It was the best way to control the people and keep them from overthrowing the government. Hungry and tired from standing in bread lines, they would never pose much of a threat to the government.
Now you might begin to guess why Americans are being impoverished in a seemingly intentional manner. Wealth is being transferred to the elites and in 5 years the trillions of dollars in savings accounts will erode in value by ~50%. Government knows there will be unrest. Government has squandered the American dream for its citizens by its paper money printing policies. This has allowed politicians to promise what they cannot possibly deliver. If you are beholden to the federal government for Food Stamps, just how much of a protest do you think you will be able to launch against the government?
This is now personal for each and every one of us, whether you have a job or not. Even if you are prepared with some food set aside, this affects you. No one wants America to devolve into barbarism in the streets, where others take what you have and kill any and all who get in their way. That is where this path leads for all of us. Right now, many of us are counting pennies wondering how we will make it to the next paycheck. You are not alone in this fight. This next election IS the most important one of our lifetime. If Romney wins, it won’t be a walk in the park. If Obama wins, it will be a stroll in hell. Behold Obama’s hidden bread lines and the future of America if we don’t stop this and fast.
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This is somewhat related to this article, so I try and put it out wherever I can,,
I found this information while trying to understand how the housing and economic disaster started. I knew it had to have developed before GW Bush became president, so a few years ago I did alot of investigation and came up with some interesting data on how and who was involved to create this mess.
President Carter in 1977 created the Community Reinvestment Act, (CRA), which was to provide funding to help with paying for that type of work, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_Reinvestment_Act
Well Banks still did not fully lend to those areas, so along comes Bill Clinton, 17 years later, and with modifications within the 1994 Reigle Neal Act, started to enforce the CRA, which basically would require banks, if their to expand or buy up other banks, to provide a percentage of loans within those depressed areas.
Also Remember in 1994, Obama was on a team of Attorney’s that sued Citibank to force them to meet Community Reinvestment Act requirements, so technicallly it was partially started by Obama himself !, http://www.mediacircus.com/2008/10/obama-sued-citibank-under-cra-to-force-it-to-make-bad-loans/
So in 1995, President Clinton started a program called “The National Homeownership Strategy” which was along with Cisneros and HUD, was going to increase homeownership in America, and provide low cost loans to high risk borrowers, so coordinating with Fannie Mae or Freddy Mac, they would work to help get that accomplished. See web link: http://www.huduser.org/publications/txt/hdbrf2.txt
So basically by 2001, GW Bush inherited what was a liberal program to increase homeownership in America started by President Clinton. If you look on Wikipedia you will not find this program listed in their site.
Wikipedia, another mostly liberal think tank, pretty much assigns the economic meltdown to the Gramm Leach Bliley Act, or Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, which was a Republican coordinated effort, but overseen by Clintons economic and financial government appointees, Robert Rubin and Larry Summers, not to mention others. -As a brief note, Robert Ruben, Clintons appointed Treasury Secretary and an X-Goldman Sachs employee, got a top job at Citigroup after his tenure with Bill Clinton making 15 million a year working for Sandy Weill,, so a liberal really benefited financially and thats amazing its kept under the MSM radar.
Anyway, with the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, it was to allow Banks to own other companies, or for insurance companies to own banks, which is common in Europe. So Sandy Weill who had combined Travelers Insurance with CitiCorp, (now Citigroup) needed that legislation to be passed for his company to be legitimate,,, Clinton gladly signed the bill in 1999, as it also added more teeth to the Community reinvestment act.
Here’s a link to Clintons signing speech, which Wikipedia for some reason does not reference in their article on the Gramm Leach Bliley Act,, thus it appears that Clinton signed it blindly, and the Republicans did it without Clinton knowing about what it entailed, but he knew what he was doing. Also written into the 1999 act was more enforcement of the Community Reinvestment Act criteria that the democrats & liberals wanted.
-Clintons signing speech and/or link for the actual presentation:
Here is a link to the best web site that explains the start of the housing and economic meltdown, its called “The Affordable Mortgage Depression” http://theaffordablemortgagedepression.com/2010/03/11/origin-of-the-housing-bubble-the-national-homeownership-strategy.aspx
Also if you note on the right margin of that same site, is an explanation of the Reagle Neal Act, http://theaffordablemortgagedepression.com/2009/05/18/origins-of-the-housing-bubble-the-riegleneal-act-of-1994.aspx
You wont find it explained in the liberal press… Its always the “Blame Bush” response, which Bush basically inherited a looming problem, and as a note, Bush and McCain did try try to express concern but was also blocked by Barney Frank, Chris Dodds, and Maxine Waters, recall the Senate inquiry in 2004? See Brett Baier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgctSIL8Lhs&playnext=1&list=PL738C7C39C7DB1332
Also here is a NY Times story on Bush requesting a regulator on Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac,, which most Americans forget about.. http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/11/business/new-agency-proposed-to-oversee-freddie-mac-and-fannie-mae.html
Unfortunately with today’s politics and very left mainstream media, little wordy quips are the easy liberal explanation verses reading the truth. Just once I’d like to hear a liberal accept blame, or just some responsibility for their actions.
“For a household of three, where two drive for work, our gas bill this month will be close to $900. Groceries will come in at a modest $1000 since we have cut back.”
We have a household of six and budget $200/mo for groceries. No food-stamps.
I see how Obama’s administration hasn’t done so well as they like to claim, but fail to see how Romney’s would be better.
Thanks for explaining this. I hadn’t thought about the modern equivalent to breadlines before now. When we faced unemployment and underemployment in our family, we tightened our belts rather than go on the Food Stamp program. My married daughter also lived on a shoestring for a while after her husband lost his job instead of going on the dole. I used to be able to tell when shoppers were using food stamps, and was dismayed by the items they bought that I couldn’t afford. I don’t mind being charitable, but government is just plain inefficient: one third of the money set aside to help the “poor” actually reaches them. I’ve been concerned about hyperinflation, as well, but nobody seems to be talking about this potential problem. I’m tweeting this article, and hope it gets a wider audience.
Thank you for this great article. I’ve sent it to just about everybody I know….