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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
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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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