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VIDEO: Obama Ag Secretary: More People On Food Stamps Means More Jobs
MRCTV (Media Research Center TV) ^ | 8/16/2011 | Joe S.

Posted on 08/16/2011 12:13:49 PM PDT by blog.Eyeblast.tv

Tom Vilsack, President Obama's Secretary of Agriculture, appeared on MSNBC and said that foodstamps are putting people to work and are acting as an 'economic stimulus'.

Vilsack said:

"Well, obviously, it's putting people to work. Which is why we're going to have some interesting things in the course of the forum this morning. Later this morning, we're going have a press conference with Secretary Mavis and Secretary Chu to announce something that's never happened in this country -- something that we think is exciting in terms of job growth. I should point out, when you talk about the SNAP program or the foot stamp program, you have to recognize that it's also an economic stimulus. Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity. If people are able to buy a little more in the grocery store, someone has to stock it, package it, shelve it, process it, ship it. All of those are jobs. It's the most direct stimulus you can get in the economy during these tough times."

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: foodstamps; jobs; obama; tomvilsack

1 posted on 08/16/2011 12:13:59 PM PDT by blog.Eyeblast.tv
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

I was hoping this was satire.


2 posted on 08/16/2011 12:15:51 PM PDT by NEPA (Give me liberty, not debt)
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To: NEPA

Satire, no. Mental illness, yes.


3 posted on 08/16/2011 12:18:14 PM PDT by carikadon
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To: humblegunner

waiting for the youtube link, this was from MSNBC. Not mrc

I’ll check back


4 posted on 08/16/2011 12:18:30 PM PDT by Talkradio03 (Talkradio03)
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To: Talkradio03

2nd post in 30 minutes with no link


5 posted on 08/16/2011 12:20:14 PM PDT by Talkradio03 (Talkradio03)
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

This is what you get with hard drug abuse.


6 posted on 08/16/2011 12:21:53 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: Talkradio03
waiting for the youtube link, this was from MSNBC.

Go find it yourself and bust 'em.

What, you're handicapped or something? Knock yourself out.

7 posted on 08/16/2011 12:23:32 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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47 Days And FR Is Still Short Of Its Goal

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Then Why Don't You Donate

8 posted on 08/16/2011 12:23:50 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

And HIV creates healthcare jobs. There is a bright side to every failure for this administration.


9 posted on 08/16/2011 12:28:43 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

If we all did each others laundry and paid each other for doing same, would that also be a stimulus to the economy? Another collateral benefit would be full employment. Rotten economy and high unemployment problems solved. Why do I have to do all of the heavy lifting?

My plan is as valid as the Sec. Of Agri’s claim. Food stamps do not create wealth, they merely transfer wealth from the makers to the takers. It is the Democratic creed.


10 posted on 08/16/2011 12:29:44 PM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: Saltmeat

I am willing to help stimulate this economy! No.. I don’t NEED government assistance to purchase food.... but, if it will STIMULATE the economy, I’m willing to take one for the team...

SIGN ME UP!!!


11 posted on 08/16/2011 12:38:07 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

This current bunch of liberal thugs in DC thinks people in general are as stupid as they are.


13 posted on 08/16/2011 12:44:10 PM PDT by drypowder
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What is wrong with you people? Don't you understand what the President is saying??? BRAWNDO has electrolytes! BRAWNDO HAS electrolytes!!!
14 posted on 08/16/2011 12:48:31 PM PDT by NamVet71MP
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

Were these the shovel ready jobs? So? Have they got their shovels and hard hats yet? I like it - there are many a road and bridge across the nation that needs to be rebuilt.


15 posted on 08/16/2011 12:53:06 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamarisk)
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

C’mon, guys, you know there’s some truth in the assertion that increasing food stamp distribution creates jobs.

If an individual with limited cash resources gets food stamps, he has more cash to spend on other things. Therefore he will spend more money on stuff like dope. The increase in dope demand will tend to increase dope prices, so the dope dealers will have more money to spend on bling and hos. The increase in dope demand will also benefit growers and create new jobs in a burgeoning grow ops industry. The increase in ho demand will benefit pimps and create new jobs in the exciting field of sexual services. And the increase in bling demand will add to the upward pressure exerted on precious metals prices by exploding deficits, reckless money supply expansion, and (foreign) central bank buying.


16 posted on 08/16/2011 1:12:24 PM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv
I recall that in the old USSR, everyone was eating food provided by the government and unemployment was zero. How did that work out for them???

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” - - - Albert Einstein

17 posted on 08/16/2011 1:17:52 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: humblegunner

I don’t give a damn, I’d rather go to MRC to see the vid than MSNBC’s video player and the people on FR would too

You’re the one that’s worried about this stupid ass ‘blog hits’ BS

BTW, mrc has the word ‘blog’ in it.


18 posted on 08/16/2011 1:38:56 PM PDT by Talkradio03 (Talkradio03)
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv
every dollar in the SNAP program... that is spent by the politically favored... is a dollar I DIDN'T GET TO SPEND ON MYSELF

wth, if the point is stimulus, let me keep it and I'll stimulate the economy without the govt types taking their cut helping

19 posted on 08/16/2011 1:51:25 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

Well triple the number getting stamps and see if we get a recovery or go broke first. I cannot wait to kick Obama to the curb and get some adults up there serving the folks.


20 posted on 08/16/2011 1:53:17 PM PDT by vicar7
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

These people truly are stupid.


21 posted on 08/16/2011 1:54:29 PM PDT by jersey117
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Since the number of food stamps is increasing, we must be really increasing the number of jobs. Good bye recession! So if we give out more food stamps then more people will have jobs and not need the food stamps. So what happens to job growth then?


22 posted on 08/16/2011 2:10:58 PM PDT by mom.mom
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