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Video: Obama Ag Secretary says rise in food stamps is putting people to work
HotAir.com ^ | August 16, 2011 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 08/16/2011 10:47:49 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack told MSNBC’s Morning Joe that the Obama administration has a jobs program already in place — and it’s food stamps. When asked about new numbers that show one in every seven Americans now receiving food stamps from the federal government, Vilsack said that’s good news. Food stamps create jobs, Vilsack insisted, and managed to even come up with a new multiplier effect number:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: food; obamanomics; stamps; welfare
Delusional...
1 posted on 08/16/2011 10:47:52 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
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To: Hotlanta Mike

OMG! This is scary that they say that. Scary if they’re just saying it thinking we would believe them. OR Scary if they say it because they themselves believe it.


2 posted on 08/16/2011 10:49:47 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Hotlanta Mike

No, it’s Orwellian.


3 posted on 08/16/2011 10:49:59 AM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
...Vilsack said that’s good news. Food stamps create jobs, Vilsack insisted,...

If the folks on food stamps are using some of the food stamp $ to buy fruit and veggie seeds, planting a garden and selling the proceeds in farmers markets, he might be right, otherwise Vilsack is full of BS!

4 posted on 08/16/2011 10:51:22 AM PDT by Tamar1973 ("Never care what the other guy has, it is not yours and someone always has more."--isthisnickcool)
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To: Tamar1973

Food Stamps create jobs???

WTF is that $h!t??


5 posted on 08/16/2011 10:52:55 AM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

This has happened before with bread and fish. We are so lucky to live in these times.


6 posted on 08/16/2011 10:54:11 AM PDT by posterchild
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To: Danae

IIRC, republicans voted in favor of the last AG bill that permitted this - 2/3 of that budget was for food stamps.


7 posted on 08/16/2011 10:54:55 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Good grief!!!!!

Lie, lie, lie.


8 posted on 08/16/2011 10:57:05 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Hotlanta Mike; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...
RE :”Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack told MSNBC’s Morning Joe that the Obama administration has a jobs program already in place — and it’s food stamps. When asked about new numbers that show one in every seven Americans now receiving food stamps from the federal government, Vilsack said that’s good news. Food stamps create jobs, Vilsack insisted, and managed to even come up with a new multiplier effect number:
Direct link:Video: Obama Ag Secretary says rise in food stamps is putting people to work

This statement tells you why they have failed.

Where I live most of the grocery stores replaced union jobs with automated checkers, why? A rise in wholesale and global food prices without a rise in customer demand....why ?? devaluation of the dollar... why?? .... overspending on stuff like food stamps and unemployment comp that was promised to create jobs in 2009 and didnt, it just caused inflation.

9 posted on 08/16/2011 10:59:08 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Holy crap! Is there ANYONE in this skid mark of an administration who isn't either insane or dangerously ignorant?!
10 posted on 08/16/2011 11:00:55 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Pubbies didn’t vote for Vilsack to pop off with a ridiculous statement like “for every 1.00$ spent on food stamps, 1.84$ is returned to the economy,”. Srsly, that is some effed up spin there. No, increasing food stamp rolls is a BAD thing. Only an insane person would assert something like that. Or a democrat of course. It’s INSANE either way.


11 posted on 08/16/2011 11:01:36 AM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Danae

Darn, you beat me to it. Whatever you said, I double the intensity on that.


12 posted on 08/16/2011 11:03:36 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Assertion is commonly used in advertising and modern propaganda.

An assertion is an enthusiastic or energetic statement presented as a fact, although it is not necessarily true. They often imply that the statement requires no explanation or back up, but that it should merely be accepted without question.

13 posted on 08/16/2011 11:05:27 AM PDT by arkady_renko
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14 posted on 08/16/2011 11:07:17 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Assertion is commonly used in advertising and modern propaganda.

An assertion is an enthusiastic or energetic statement presented as a fact, although it is not necessarily true. They often imply that the statement requires no explanation or back up, but that it should merely be accepted without question.

15 posted on 08/16/2011 11:08:35 AM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Then we should eradicate unemployment by giving the entire country food stamps. In fact, let us solve unemployment in the whole world by giving it to the entire population of the Earth.

Times would be good then < / sarc>

Liberals need to be defeated because they are insane.

16 posted on 08/16/2011 11:09:09 AM PDT by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Food Stamps create jobs this week.

Last week it was Unemployment Benefits creating jobs.

Why stop there.

Social Security checks create jobs.

Welfare payments create jobs.

This is fabulous. All of a sudden everybody is employed!!!!


17 posted on 08/16/2011 11:09:22 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Well, look at it from their perspective. The effing money the government doles out to low-lifes comes from the money fairy - no work or human capital is involved, therefore it’s a painless freebie in their eyes.

Given that line of bastardized reasoning, it is easy to reach the conclusion that injecting money into the ‘populace’ (in reality, the leeches among us) actually saves or creates jobs - because this is a ‘sink’ for the ‘source’ economic engine - therefore JOBs! VYOLA!

They never even stop to consider the money DOESN’T come from the money fairy - they take it in toto from US, and that the useless overhead rakeoff by government lessens the potential good economic impact that money would have had anyway, left unfettered.

In summation, they are a bunch of stupid, lying shits.


18 posted on 08/16/2011 11:09:35 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Danae

Agreed . dumb lie, but pubbies enabled this fraud by passing the last AG bill.


19 posted on 08/16/2011 11:09:58 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The only way that I could see how increasing the number of people on food stamps creates jobs is for those companies who print food stamps.


20 posted on 08/16/2011 11:10:19 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (If he has nothing to hide, why is he spending so much $$$ hiding it?)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Oboso a colossal failure, nitwits on parade.


21 posted on 08/16/2011 11:11:15 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“Food stamps create jobs, Vilsack insisted...”

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Great, so then why not put us ALL on food stamps and unemployment.

Go ahead Shitsack, I triple-dog dare you....


22 posted on 08/16/2011 11:13:22 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Hanging improves employment for Rope Manufacturers.

Firing Squads improve employment for Ammunition Manufacturers.

23 posted on 08/16/2011 11:18:49 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
USDA Spends $5 Mil To Recruit Food-Stamp Recipients thread
24 posted on 08/16/2011 11:20:10 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Hotlanta Mike

These people are truly delusional. A lib-hole at the office insisted printing money is not a problem….I asked her then why not print $300,000,000,000,000 and send every man,woman and child in the US $1-million? After some incoherent sputtering, she started blaming George Bush for the debt problem. The really sad part is her vote counts as much as mine.


25 posted on 08/16/2011 11:20:36 AM PDT by wny
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Fallacy of the broken window on steroids...


26 posted on 08/16/2011 11:23:52 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Food stamps create jobs, Vilsack insisted, and managed to even come up with a new multiplier effect number:

One aspect this idiot hasn't, or won't address, is it's more of a negative multiplier as an awful lot of these stamps/cards are sold at a discount - I heard 50c on the dollar - for other "necessities".

27 posted on 08/16/2011 11:30:26 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: sickoflibs; Hotlanta Mike; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3

Then lets put every adult male & female on food stamps..!!


28 posted on 08/16/2011 11:36:31 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The Government help game. Needfulness is irrelevant.

Detroit News article:

http://www.detnews.com/article/20110808/POLITICS02/108080356/30-000-college-students-kicked-out-of-food-aid-program-in-Michigan

this cultural admission is illuminating:

Quote:

[ex-Detroit Mayor} Kilpatrick, who was recently released from state prison after serving time for violating probation and awaits trial on federal corruption charges, revealed he used food stamps when he attended Florida A&M University in the late 1980s and early 1990s. At the time, his mother was a state representative and his father was a top Wayne County official.

“The food stamp game is an old hook-up in neighborhoods from Detroit to Tallahassee,” Kilpatrick said in the book. “If you could get them, especially as a struggling college student, then you did.”

Unquote.


29 posted on 08/16/2011 11:39:24 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Reminds me of the breakfast and lunch programs at schools.  Despite people in this nation getting food stamps they actually kept these programs open at some schools over the summer, so kids wouldn't starve.

And of course other programs are linked to how many meals you serve.  Gotta keep those numbers up.



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30 posted on 08/16/2011 11:41:38 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (The Destroyer = anti-US, the West, Christians, Israel, banks, W.S., Corps, & the free enterpr systm.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“Food stamps create jobs, Vilsack insisted”

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The more I eat, the thinner I get, EyeGuy insisted.


31 posted on 08/16/2011 11:44:32 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: DoughtyOne

“Reminds me of the breakfast and lunch programs at schools. Despite people in this nation getting food stamps they actually kept these programs open at some schools over the summer, so kids wouldn’t starve. “

All the little fat piglet children.......where do they all come from?


32 posted on 08/16/2011 11:52:17 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Ah yes, Lennon/McCartney... :^)


33 posted on 08/16/2011 11:59:27 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (The Destroyer = anti-US, the West, Christians, Israel, banks, W.S., Corps, & the free enterpr systm.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

FFS, if people had jobs they wouldn’t need food stamps. The assertion that they create jobs is ridiculous.


34 posted on 08/16/2011 11:59:27 AM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: DoughtyOne

Sorta


35 posted on 08/16/2011 12:10:49 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

There should be NO food stamps/food cards. There should be stores where those registered on the basis of their incomes as too poor to buy food in regular grocery stores would go to pick up staples to feed their families. No “frills,” just flour, eggs, milk, meat,cooking oil, vegetables, fruit, salt and pepper, and dairy products.

Of course, this would mean that there would be no taxpayer-funded food card fraud in which such cards are used to buy drugs, prostitutes, guns etc., so many of the Poor would whine about simply being provided with nutritious food that they would actually have to cook at home. This would also solve the obesity problem.


36 posted on 08/16/2011 12:17:44 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Are you implying, “And sorta not!”

LOL


37 posted on 08/16/2011 12:23:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The Destroyer = anti-US, the West, Christians, Israel, banks, W.S., Corps, & the free enterpr systm.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

And 40 years ago car dealers would take food stamps for a down payment on a new automobile.


38 posted on 08/16/2011 12:23:43 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: DoughtyOne

Uh....sorta


39 posted on 08/16/2011 12:24:50 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

And 40 years ago car dealers would take food stamps for a down payment on a new automobile.


40 posted on 08/16/2011 12:43:50 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

cashier jobs at Kroger and Piggly-Wiggly?


41 posted on 08/16/2011 1:28:24 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hotlanta Mike

And the bama-bots will dutifully nod their heads and say,,,”he`s right, he`s right!”


42 posted on 08/16/2011 2:42:42 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Fast Moving Angel
The only way that I could see how increasing the number of people on food stamps creates jobs is for those companies who print food stamps.

Many states have gone to issuing food stamp cards, which work like a debit card so their feelings wont get hurt by being singled out as food stamp recipients in the checkout line.

43 posted on 08/16/2011 3:17:02 PM PDT by Tamar1973 ("Never care what the other guy has, it is not yours and someone always has more."--isthisnickcool)
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To: Tamar1973

You’re right — that occurred to me as soon as I hit “send”. Maybe then the plastic card printers have increased jobs ;-)


44 posted on 08/16/2011 4:24:29 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (If he has nothing to hide, why is he spending so much $$$ hiding it?)
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To: sickoflibs

You’re right, Sick - that’s a FAIL.


45 posted on 08/16/2011 4:48:20 PM PDT by GOPJ (One ring to rule them/one ring to find them/one ring to tax them/and in indebtedness bind them.)
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To: sickoflibs
"the Obama administration has a jobs program already in place — and it’s food stamps."
Their just doing what any half baked socialist would consider appropriate.
46 posted on 08/16/2011 5:11:15 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks sickoflibs.


47 posted on 08/16/2011 6:18:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Makes sense to me. The more people on food stamps the better the local butcher does. I used to go in there. But now he’s taken to running my under employed barely making it self out with a sharp stick cause I just go in and stand there with a forlorn look on my face. Interferes with the thriving business he is doing with the people on food stamps who can “AFFORD” those ribeyes.


48 posted on 08/16/2011 6:43:53 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Give a little bit of yourself to me)
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