Skip to comments.Obama Ag Secretary Vilsack: Food Stamps Are A Stimulus
Posted on 08/16/2011 11:48:53 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Obama's Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack: "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.
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OK! Let’s all go on food stamps!!!! The economy will go to Pluto!
Is this Vilsack’s attempt at a Jedi mind trick?
As we used to say, he’s so full of sh#t his eyes are brown.
Words fail me.
But it takes $4 out of the economy to get the $1 to the Free Lunch program.
OK! Let’s all go on food stamps!!!! The economy will go to Pluto!
This makes as much sense as claiming that thermometers cause heat.
His name is wrong. He should be Tom VileSack.
The GOP should be collecting quotes from all these idiot appointees of Obama’s and make campaign ads asking voters,”Do you want these people running the country for four more years?” Voters need to hear just how far from the real America these czars and secretaries are in their thinking and planning.
I'm going to go on food stamps for freedom because I'm patriotic.
I'm a proud American!
I know you’re being sarcastic, but Nutsack would probably make you head of the new Department of Jobs.
"Show me the math!"
Ex-Lax is also a stimulant, but once you’ve pooped yourself out there’s nothing left but a sore butt and less toilet paper.
LMAO, unemployment checks, food stamps...what’s next? How about Medicaid & cowboy poetry? I’m starting to come around to their way of thinkin’; work is BS.
The turkey must believe full employment is a drain on the economy.
HOW do you compete when such clear lies, and insanity, is the accepted CURRENT TRUTH, unquestioned by the media??
Food stamps stimulate the economy much like a dead hooker stimulates an impotent male.
Not me! I’d rather be in charge of the Department of Things In General!
Food stamps are not stamps. They’re plastic cards, like a credit card. They used to be stamps and you had to submit them to the clerk in the store, which was good because they’re was a stigma to them back then and it may have encouraged some people with a sense of self-pride to get off of them as soon as possible. Now, it’s just a plastic card like every other credit card, so there’s no more stigma attached to them anymore. That’s a shame.
The real sign of an economy on the way to prosperity is citizens begging the government for food...only in Bizarrobamaland...
I like the logic. Cancel the credit card and instead issue food boulders.
Food stamps are a form of moral slavery.
Only slaves think it is OK.
Only decent people who USED to have a job understand how wrong and twisted food stamps are and get off them as soon as they can.
You may be right, but I count ketchup, beer, and barbecue as three essential food groups.
What an AH! Put farmers on food stamps and we can all celebrate Thanksgiving(sans God of course) every day!
“The turkey must believe full employment is a drain on the economy.”
YES, HE DOES...
Remember Pelosi’s “WORST ECONOMY SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION!’ from early 2006, when the unemployment was just 4.8%, and the DOW was 14,000+?
This administration gets their talking points from The Onion.
Ballsack has 2 heads up his rear. Give a useful idiot a fish you’ve stolen from individuals who produce. Insanity inside government ALERT!
Do something patriotic today.
Fire someone and send them to the food stamp line.
Do it today, support your country.
It’’s the only way we can grow.... just fire them all!
Welcome to Obama’s America!!
Foot stamps ?
Ummmm...stimulus indeed !
If we apply foot stamps to this guy's feet, can we mail him or march him the he!! out of our nation ?
Issue food stamps to everyone and we’ll all eat our way out of the deficit!
Pass the lobsta!
Good point and yes I do. The day she was ousted as Speaker was a great day.
And a picture of Helen Thomas is a cure for erectile disfunction.
Everybody in Texas and other drought stricken areas, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION!
Mr. Vilsack will now demonstrate how to take a bucket of water from one end of a swimming pool and pour it in the other end and produce MORE WATER!
For every bucket of water taken, 1.84 buckets of water will be produced!
What is funny to me is that the idea they are preaching is really Reaganomics. Give folks more money to spend and the economy will be stimulated. They just refuse to allow people to keep their own money by lowering taxes. Instead they want to dole it out to whoever they can buy a vote from. Take a dollar out of the economy and then give it to someone else to put back into the economy while the government loses some to inefficieny and graft.
Pictures of Helen Would do wonders to prevent Rape, and all sexual crimes.
Make the pervert view photos of Helen and keep them close by when he has the urge.
Vilseck is a complete idiot but lets give him a break: he is not the only one. This is just nutty Keynesianism at its best, complete with a phony multiplier.
If food stamps stimulate the economy, why not give them to everyone in the country? Why not everyone in the world? A reductio ad absurdum of this policy is so brief and short, that one should realize that this policy is insanity from the very beginning.
And why stop with food? How about housing stamps? That will out the construction industry to work. Then clothing stamps. Then vacation-travel stamps. Then automobile-ownership stamps.
There is enough material out there that they must be licking their chops.
We should get some real good ads for 2012. . .
That is doubleplusgood.
Is that rape rape or just rape like Whoopi defended Roman Polanski of committing?
Food stamps are and always were issued by the Dept of Agriculture as a farm subsidy.
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Many in or near Iowa refer to him as VilSackOCrap. The way Iowans tend to vote it lends credence to the phrase that IOWA = Idiots Out Wandering Around.
The Keynesian dead-enders stuggle on.
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