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Obama Ag Secretary Vilsack: Food Stamps Are A Stimulus
realclearpolitics.com ^ | August 16, 2011

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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KEYWORDS: bhoeconomy; democrats; economy; foodstamps; liberalfascism; obama; obamanomics; socialism; socialistdemocrats; stamps; stimulus; vilsack; welfare
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1 posted on 08/16/2011 11:48:58 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OK! Let’s all go on food stamps!!!! The economy will go to Pluto!


2 posted on 08/16/2011 11:50:49 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is this Vilsack’s attempt at a Jedi mind trick?


3 posted on 08/16/2011 11:51:54 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As we used to say, he’s so full of sh#t his eyes are brown.


4 posted on 08/16/2011 11:52:08 AM PDT by Recon Dad ("Don't shoot fast, unless you also shoot good..")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Words fail me.


5 posted on 08/16/2011 11:52:08 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Orwellian.


6 posted on 08/16/2011 11:52:29 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But it takes $4 out of the economy to get the $1 to the Free Lunch program.


7 posted on 08/16/2011 11:52:37 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


8 posted on 08/16/2011 11:52:53 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama's Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack: "Well, obviously, it's putting people to work?"

His name is wrong. He should be Tom VileSack.

9 posted on 08/16/2011 11:54:08 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Why did you post this, and why did you post it on Free Republic?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Idiots!


10 posted on 08/16/2011 11:54:21 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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11 posted on 08/16/2011 11:54:29 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


12 posted on 08/16/2011 11:54:29 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity.

I'm going to go on food stamps for freedom because I'm patriotic.

I'm a proud American!

13 posted on 08/16/2011 11:54:37 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: RexBeach

I know you’re being sarcastic, but Nutsack would probably make you head of the new Department of Jobs.


14 posted on 08/16/2011 11:54:41 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity.


"Show me the math!"

15 posted on 08/16/2011 11:55:17 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


16 posted on 08/16/2011 11:55:17 AM PDT by mardi59 (Cl)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


17 posted on 08/16/2011 11:56:35 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: Free ThinkerNY
OH SNAP
18 posted on 08/16/2011 11:57:11 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The turkey must believe full employment is a drain on the economy.


19 posted on 08/16/2011 11:57:39 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

HOW do you compete when such clear lies, and insanity, is the accepted CURRENT TRUTH, unquestioned by the media??


20 posted on 08/16/2011 12:00:16 PM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Catsup is a vegetable.
21 posted on 08/16/2011 12:01:28 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: RexBeach

Food stamps stimulate the economy much like a dead hooker stimulates an impotent male.


22 posted on 08/16/2011 12:02:06 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Not me! I’d rather be in charge of the Department of Things In General!


23 posted on 08/16/2011 12:03:08 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


24 posted on 08/16/2011 12:04:00 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The real sign of an economy on the way to prosperity is citizens begging the government for food...only in Bizarrobamaland...


25 posted on 08/16/2011 12:07:16 PM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: Signalman

I like the logic. Cancel the credit card and instead issue food boulders.


26 posted on 08/16/2011 12:07:41 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


27 posted on 08/16/2011 12:07:49 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Catsup is a vegetable.

You may be right, but I count ketchup, beer, and barbecue as three essential food groups.

28 posted on 08/16/2011 12:08:16 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What an AH! Put farmers on food stamps and we can all celebrate Thanksgiving(sans God of course) every day!


29 posted on 08/16/2011 12:08:33 PM PDT by Tuketu (Socialize the Legal System. Then we are all equal before the law.)
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To: jazusamo

“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+?


30 posted on 08/16/2011 12:11:38 PM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: RexBeach

This administration gets their talking points from The Onion.


31 posted on 08/16/2011 12:12:00 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ballsack has 2 heads up his rear. Give a useful idiot a fish you’ve stolen from individuals who produce. Insanity inside government ALERT!


32 posted on 08/16/2011 12:12:00 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dependency is Freedom.
Taxation Creates Wealth.
Spending Is Investment.
33 posted on 08/16/2011 12:13:08 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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!!


34 posted on 08/16/2011 12:14:19 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
foot stamp program

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 ?

.

35 posted on 08/16/2011 12:14:27 PM PDT by repentant_pundit (Maybe THIS summer will finally be the "Summer of Recovery")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Issue food stamps to everyone and we’ll all eat our way out of the deficit!

Pass the lobsta!

D.OH.


36 posted on 08/16/2011 12:15:30 PM PDT by silverleaf (The super rich do not pay taxes, they collect taxes.)
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To: tcrlaf

Good point and yes I do. The day she was ousted as Speaker was a great day.


37 posted on 08/16/2011 12:16:38 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama Ag Secretary Vilsack: Food Stamps Are A Stimulus

Right!

And a picture of Helen Thomas is a cure for erectile disfunction.

38 posted on 08/16/2011 12:21:27 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama and the Dems - The flash mob raiding the Treasury.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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39 posted on 08/16/2011 12:25:18 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity.

OK!

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!

40 posted on 08/16/2011 12:26:06 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama and the Dems - The flash mob raiding the Treasury.)
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To: N. Theknow

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.


41 posted on 08/16/2011 12:27:43 PM PDT by lawdave
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To: N. Theknow
"And a picture of Helen Thomas is a cure for erectile disfunction."

No
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.

42 posted on 08/16/2011 12:28:16 PM PDT by DeaconRed (1-20-2013-The day we send the community organizer back to community organizing. Real Change! ! ! !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Vilseck is a complete idiot — but let’s 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.


43 posted on 08/16/2011 12:29:51 PM PDT by docbnj
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To: kittymyrib
"campaign ads asking voters"

There is enough material out there that they must be licking their chops.
We should get some real good ads for 2012. . .

44 posted on 08/16/2011 12:32:18 PM PDT by DeaconRed (1-20-2013-The day we send the community organizer back to community organizing. Real Change! ! ! !)
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To: andy58-in-nh

That is doubleplusgood.


45 posted on 08/16/2011 12:33:05 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Voter#537
Pictures of Helen Would do wonders to prevent Rape, and all sexual crimes.

Is that rape rape or just rape like Whoopi defended Roman Polanski of committing?

46 posted on 08/16/2011 12:33:05 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama and the Dems - The flash mob raiding the Treasury.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Food stamps are not welfare for the poor.

Food stamps are and always were issued by the Dept of Agriculture as a farm subsidy.

47 posted on 08/16/2011 12:41:19 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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48 posted on 08/16/2011 12:49:30 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Lazamataz

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.


49 posted on 08/16/2011 12:50:59 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Keynesian dead-enders stuggle on.


50 posted on 08/16/2011 12:53:30 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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