Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt in Blog on Sep 26, 2011
Long lines formed early Monday morning outside state Department of Social Services field offices, as low-income residents sought one-time payments for losses incurred during Tropical Storm Irene.
The program is not available for recipients of food stamps, which is the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Eligible food stamp clients are already receiving disaster aid under another program and do not need to apply in person.
He said the number of applicants has built up over the past few days. Last Wednesday the first day, the agency had 451 applicants statewide.
Thursday the number of applicants rose to 1,292 applicants and by Friday, the tally was 1,949.
They've had 3,701 applicants statewide, but the number doesn't include today's applicants nor does it include "rain checks," given to people who didn't get to apply by the end of the day.
This is the nation that Obama envisioned and has worked to create. Liberals love it when people are dependent on the government. These people assume that they will get some free money.
Also note the ethnic make up of this picture taken in Connecticut. Connecticut is 77.6% white and 10.1% black. The line of people seeking a freebie looks like it is 99% black.