Food Stamp Assistance Ends for 1.3 Million People as Wall Street Gives Out Huge Bonuses

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From the Let Them Eat Cake Department: Republicans in Congress have eliminated food stamp assistance for 1.3 million people today, December 28th, so wouldn't it be great if those unfortunate people could be helped out by those lucky people on Wall Street?

Petitioning Wall Street.

Today, December 28, 2013, food stamp assistance for 1.3 million folks who have been out of work for over six months ends, because the Republicans in Congress failed to renew the program that helped them. Clueless millionaires like Tea Party Republican Senator Rand Paul justified the action by claiming that unemployment compensation breeds laziness and thus creates more unemployment.

At the other end of the spectrum, Wall Street employees are receiving their 2013 bonuses, a windfall of 91.44 billion dollars. Since Wall Street engineered the economic meltdown that put so many people out of work and caused a multitude of mortgage defaults, folks at the Occupy Wall Street spinoff The Other 98 Percent have made a great suggestion: why not give that money to the 50,000 people made homeless by the housing crisis they caused?

Share your wealth with the people you screwed

The online petition, which you can sign here, reads "That $91.44 billion a year could go a very long way towards undoing the vast damage done by Wall Street's megabanks that have engaged in megafraud." We are just 1,500 signatures shy of the fifty thousand we need, so please help us out and sign the petition, which calls for employees of Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America to "help the folks that you Scrooged out of their homes and end the homelessness crisis you created."

Link: Capitalism - The Most Grotesque Economic System Ever Devisedlism,

Photos from commondreams.org

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99 Percent, Banks, Food Stamps, One Percent, Opinion, Steve Kinsman, Wall Street

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
29th Dec 2013 (#)

I'll be going to the petition page. Thanks!

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
29th Dec 2013 (#)

Done. Signed and Shared. This would be a heck of a useful use of CHANGE (and easier than many other changes) if those on top can be guilt-ed, bullied, or otherwise moved into making it.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
29th Dec 2013 (#)

Indeed. Thanks for commenting Phyl, I appreciate it.

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author avatar Connie McKinney
29th Dec 2013 (#)

Done as well: signed and shared. Shame on Wall Street billionaires.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
29th Dec 2013 (#)

Conscience dictates the right way - no two ways about what to do. Being not a resident of the US, my zip code is getting invalidated. Thanks for speaking out Steve, excess of greed has no place in a just society - siva

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
29th Dec 2013 (#)

thank you for this Steve...what can I say...the rich get richer and the rest disappear...

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author avatar Jerry Walch
29th Dec 2013 (#)

I'm with you on this one Steve.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
29th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Jerry.

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
29th Dec 2013 (#)

Interesting share.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
29th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Randhir.

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author avatar Kingwell
29th Dec 2013 (#)

The rich get richer - what more can be said. Does anyone know what makes those Tea Party people think? Too bad they are not followers of Jesus Christ - than they would understand the meaning of compassion. Very sad situation.

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author avatar M G Singh
3rd Jan 2014 (#)

Nice you are highlighting such problems Steve. I feel sad in reading all this. You bring out facts which I have never noticed on my visits to USA

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