Top 62 Quotes About Food Stamps

#1. Sure, food stamps are occasionally misused, but anyone familiar with business knows that the abuse of food subsidies is far greater in the corporate suite. Every time an executive wines and dines a hot date on the corporate dime, the average taxpayer helps foot the bill.

Nicholas Kristof

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#2. I have trouble understanding why taking a few grand a year in food stamps is somehow magically different than taking trillions as a bailout. Food stamps cost $76.4 billion for 2013, compared with trillions, possibly hundreds of those, for the banks.

Linda Tirado

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#3. Mitt Romney has won the 2012 presidential nomination by promising Republicans that he would end a so-called 'culture of dependency' on welfare - welfare defined as 'free stuff' and food stamps for poor folks, not tax breaks for Big Oil or tax shelters for Bain executives.

Christine Pelosi

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#4. Stewardesses are still paid so little that in many cases, new hires qualify for food stamps.

Patricia Ireland

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#5. Also consider this: how can you defend paying wages so low that your full-time employees qualify for food stamps, housing assistance and medical?

Marta Tandori

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#6. Contrary to what President Obama said in his inaugural address, going on Medicare and food stamps does not strengthen us. Just ask people who are fourth-generation welfare recipients.

Mark Skousen

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#7. I was always the new kid in school, I'm the kid from a broken family, I'm the kid who had no dad showing up at the father-son stuff, I'm the kid that was using food stamps at the grocery store.

Dave Mustaine

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#8. Anytime you cut food stamps, it naturally affects sales. People spend less.

John Catsimatidis

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#9. I'm not living off of any taxpayer money. If I am - if it's food stamps, it's a temporary resource.

Nadya Suleman

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#10. The fundamental fact in the lives of the poor in most parts of America is that the wages of common labor are far below the benefits of AFDC, Medicaid, food stamps, public housing, public defenders, leisure time and all the other goods and services of the welfare state.

George Gilder

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#11. I always wanted to experience the street life because my teenage life in Aberdeen was so boring. But I was never really independent enough to do it. I applied for food stamps, lived under the bridge, and built a fort at the cedar mill.

Kurt Cobain

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#12. I was on food stamps until I was 18 and became an adult.


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#13. They had temporarily escaped the factories, the warehouses, the slaughterhouses, the car washes - they'd be back in captivity the next day but now they were out - they were wild with freedom. They weren't thinking about the slavery of poverty. Or the slavery of welfare and food stamps.

Charles Bukowski

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#14. Barack Obama seems intent on enrolling more people on food stamps. Mitt Romney's focus is going to be on generating more jobs that will make food-stamps unnecessary for them.

Mike Huckabee

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#15. The biggest and most deadly 'tax' rate on the poor comes from a loss of various welfare state benefits - food stamps, housing subsidies and the like - if their income goes up.

Thomas Sowell

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#16. And if you look at the reality in the United States, where you have more than 40 million people below the poverty line and 42 million on food stamps, and then you look at poverty around the world, clearly the way we're running the engine of capitalism is not serving us well.

Simon Mainwaring

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#17. Programs like food stamps, unemployment insurance, Medicaid, and job retraining help Americans get back on their feet when they are down and out and laid off through no fault of their own.

Hank Johnson

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#18. In my district, California 14, we have about 4,000 families who are on food stamps, but some of my colleagues have thousands and thousands more. Yet, they somehow feel like crusaders, like heroes, when they vote to cut food stamps.

Jackie Speier

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#19. My mother and I were on welfare and food stamps until I was 18, so I've always had this ethos of, like, 'try and make a little bit of money now because you don't know what's going to happen tomorrow.'


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#20. Decisions to cut aid for the terminally ill, for the elderly, for dependent children, for food stamps, even school lunches, are being made by men with full stomachs who live in comfortable houses with two cars and umpteen tax shelters. None of them go hungry to bed at night.

Audre Lorde

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#21. I think the idea that giant profitable corporations should pay their workers enough so that they don't need food stamps - since when is that left-wing? How did that become 'leftie?' That doesn't seem leftie to me. That seems common sense.

Nick Hanauer

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#22. The American head of state grew up with a mother on food stamps. The British head of state grew up with a mother on postage stamps. Is that a contrast that fills you with pride?

Johann Hari

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#23. To put everyone in government housing and food stamps and bring them in from around the world I think is a mistake. To give of your own money, I've given to my church. My church has helped people that came from Bosnia. That's a good thing.

Rand Paul

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#24. The automatic stabilizer is unemployment insurance, food stamps, additional coverage of Medicaid.

Franklin Raines

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#25. Rich kids who write songs about food stamps always piss me off. I'm not going to write any songs about that, either.

Neko Case

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#26. Conservatives are, I think, correct to highlight family stability as a fundamental issue that goes to the welfare of children as much as food stamps or anything else.

Nicholas Kristof

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#27. They advertise on the radio for food stamps!

Bill O'Reilly

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#28. I can't give money away to buy listeners. I can't pay listeners off with phones or food stamps or anything. I can't come by my audience by buying it.

Rush Limbaugh

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#29. You can't just pillory the teachers unions and sound the free market trumpet. We must visit the failing schools. We must talk to the mother who desperately wants more for her child and offer a constructive way out. We can't simply lambaste ... food stamps or decry dependency.

Frank Wolf

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#30. Those of us in the Congress must confront and overcome Republican intransigence to increasing the minimum wage, extending unemployment insurance and protecting food stamps.

Charles B. Rangel

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#31. I've been on food stamps and welfare, did anybody help me out? No. No.

Craig T. Nelson

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#32. I will go to the NAACP convention, and explain to the African-American community why they should demand paychecks instead of food stamps.

Newt Gingrich

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#33. In certain states, if a woman makes $12,000 a year, and lives with her quarter-of-a million dollar boyfriend and they don't get married, as long as they don't get married, she gets maybe 20 or 30 thousand dollars in pre-tax benefits in terms of food stamps, health care and housing allowance.

Foster Friess

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#34. Were you just smoking and chewing tobacco at the same time?"
"What are you my mom?"
"Do I look like I blow truckers for food stamps?

Ransom Riggs

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#35. So Aunt Jillian quit her job and hitched her wagon to Brant. Lived off food stamps and her savings account in a spare bedroom at Brant's house for two years. Then she brokered their first deal and all of the Sharps moved their bank account decimals seven places to the right.

Alessandra Torre

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#36. The more harried a customer, the more they purchased precooked or frozen food, the more likely they were to be poor. And I knew they were poor because of the clothes they wore or because they purchased their food with food stamps.

J.D. Vance

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#37. When you create an economy where you subsidize corporate profits through a welfare program and food stamps in order to keep wages low in some perverse pursuit of 'competiveness,' than you reap the fruits of the anger that you sow.

Martin O'Malley

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#38. The US head of state grew up on food stamps. The British head of state grew up on the postage stamps.

Johann Hari

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#39. Where do I get my seriousness? You can't help but grow up fast when your parents get divorced. You see your mother go to get food stamps and she's making fifty dollars too much to get them, with four kids to support.

Tom Cruise

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#40. If poor people want food stamps, they should become massive corporations.

Stephen Colbert

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#41. Tea Party Republicans, in an effort to kill the farm bill will stereotype and make racial comments about food stamps - which is a big element to the program.

Eleanor Clift

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#42. We are going to have the candidate of food stamps, the finest food-stamp president in the American history, in Barack Obama, and we are going to have a candidate of paychecks.

Newt Gingrich

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#43. What happened to society? I go into business, I don't make it, I go bankrupt. I've been on food stamps and welfare, did anybody help me out? No. No. They gave me hope, they gave me encouragement, and they gave me a vision.

Craig T. Nelson

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#44. The Republicans suddenly are very concerned about people losing their health coverage! I would believe that they were worried about our well-being if a) they didn't cut food stamps; and b) they didn't oppose every law regulating guns.

Andy Borowitz

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#45. President Obama has almost doubled our national debt to more than $19 trillion, and growing. And yet, what do we have to show for it? Our roads and bridges are falling apart, our airports are in Third World condition, and forty-three million Americans are on food stamps.

Donald Trump

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#46. When thousands of men and women work full time but need food stamps to put food on their tables, when they can't get health benefits, when they can't get paid sick days, then we must do whatever we can to stand up for them.

Charles B. Rangel

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#47. It's outrageous that many enlisted people qualify for food stamps because military salaries are so low.

Patricia Schroeder

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#48. It takes all my strength to do daily tasks. To some people, I'm just a number. I'm a projected food stamps debit card lifetime member. I'm seen as crazy or insane, but it doesn't matter. I know I am bigger than my suffering.

Jacquelyn Nicole Davis

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#49. Why is it that farmworkers feed the nation but they can't get food stamps?

Dolores Huerta

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#50. I grew up on food stamps. I come from a very humble background. And I've had many friends that have been destitute - you know, running into trouble - and places like The Midnight Mission have given them hope and have fed them and gotten them back on the right path.

Debi Mazar

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#51. Hunger is a political issue, and there are several things politically that are keeping people hungry - not funding food stamps adequately, not funding school lunches adequately. So there is a political solution to the problem of hunger.

Tom Colicchio

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#52. The slaves had food stamps, too. It was called 'scraps from Massa's table.'

Niger Innis

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#53. Is it a coincidence that in 1998, Barack Obama talks about a majority coalition of welfare recipients and in 2012 we got a record number of Americans on food stamps while he's president? I don't think it's a coincidence.

Rush Limbaugh

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#54. You want to be a country that creates food stamps? In which case, frankly, Obama is an enormous success the most successful food stamp president in American history. Or do you want to be a country that creates jobs?

Newt Gingrich

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#55. We got food stamps. Glad to get the food stamps. Why wouldn't you want to get free money?

Ol' Dirty Bastard

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#56. The eligibility for food stamps has widened and widened; welfare has been widened - unemployment insurance and disability insurance. These are all incentives not to work.

Lawrence Kudlow

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#57. Well, we lost a lot of our independence already. We are dependent on China for credit. We are dependent on Middle Eastern countries for energy supplies. And many Americans are dependent on the government for their income, health care, education of their children, food stamps.

Jim DeMint

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#58. I've been on food stamps and welfare. Anybody help me out? No. No. They gave me hope, and they gave me encouragement, and they gave me a vision. That came from my education.

Craig T. Nelson

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#59. I hope and understand that people are getting a better recognition that food stamps is a program that really helps America, helps families in need. It's not a government handout. If anything, it's a safety net that helps people through difficult times and bridges them towards stability.

Cory Booker

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#60. Military pay has been allowed to lag behind to the point where career enlisted men with families to feed have been forced to resort to food stamps.

Thomas Sowell

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#61. Baba dropped the stack of food stamps on her desk. "Thank you but I don't want," Baba said. "I work always. In Afghanistan I work, in America I work. Thank you very much, Mrs. Dobbins, but I don't like it free money." ... Baba walked out of the welfare office like a man cured of a tumor.

Khaled Hosseini

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#62. If you need food stamps, you should meet the criteria.

Bob Goodlatte

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