Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ohio food stamp program is drying up

Conservatives across the board have been warning that the handout line would get longer and the handouts would have to end. Well, that day is coming for Ohio.

From the Toledo Blade today (link):

Ohio families receiving food stamps could get an unwelcome surprise come January: $50 less every month in assistance.
Well done, Ohio. You had the chance to vote for lower taxes, and possibly more jobs, but no, you took the handout approach and now it's biting back. Congrats.

Sure, you've seen unemployment come down from an unimaginable 10+% in 2010, down to 7%. The 7% unemployment rate is the lowest since September 2008. But you must also consider this. In February of 2010, the labor force was 5.89 million. Now your labor force is 5.76 million. So about 103,000 people have left the labor force, and yet your unemployment rate is still 7%.

And to top it off, Ohio lost 12,800 jobs in September. So, unemployment is down, but so is the workforce and the number of jobs available. And now you mean to tell me that food stamp money is being reduced because the fund is running out of money? Looks like a lot of people either left the state or stopped working since it seems less tax money is being collected. 

"See you in a few years!" - Greece, 2012.

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