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Vilsack: Administration Will Invest Tax Dollars in Grocery Stores
CNSnews.com ^ | 9/15/11 | Erick Hamme

Posted on 09/15/2011 6:37:48 PM PDT by ColdOne

(CNSNews.com) -- Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday that USDA is handing out $14.7 million in taxpayer money to community groups in rural areas to lend or give to rural businesses -- including to rural grocery stores.

The USDA chief Wednesday announced 69 new spending projects under the Rural Business Enterprise Grants/Rural Economic Area Partnerships program (RBEG) and the Intermediate Re-lending Program (IRP).

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: 50kgets530m; investments; launderingmoney; pay2play; regifter0bama; wagyabuttmoochelle

1 posted on 09/15/2011 6:37:49 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Will it never end?


2 posted on 09/15/2011 6:39:26 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ColdOne

Oh great.

Now Barry is going into the grocery business too.

Will Moochelle let them stock all the unhealthy stuff that the people demand in the neighborhoods where these stores are located?


3 posted on 09/15/2011 6:41:57 PM PDT by digger48
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To: ColdOne

Ah, yes . . . the Dept of Agric . . . a rather unusual department that has more bureaucrats working in it than there are farmers in the U.S.

How do you explain that?


4 posted on 09/15/2011 6:41:57 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: ilovesarah2012

This may be the result of that “food desert” study - however the input data they used was inaccurate so the results are inaccurate.

But hey, if there’s not enough demand in a rural area to support a brick-and-mortar grocery store, build one anyway.
I thought Michelle wanted people to have gardens and farmers’ markets. I guess not.


5 posted on 09/15/2011 6:43:14 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: ilovesarah2012

Just until Sunday, January 20, 2013


6 posted on 09/15/2011 6:43:49 PM PDT by qwertyz
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To: ColdOne

Don’t they already sufficiently do this with ‘Food Stamp’ cards?

Time to watch and see where our money goes, and compare it with who wrote big checks to the democrats.....


7 posted on 09/15/2011 6:45:03 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: ColdOne

And, of course, now that they have accepted government funding, there are certain terms and conditions that must be satisfied...


8 posted on 09/15/2011 6:45:38 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: ColdOne

will these stores be allowed to sell french fries?


9 posted on 09/15/2011 6:45:47 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: laweeks

This is insane. Close the Department of Agriculture. Just close it.


10 posted on 09/15/2011 6:47:18 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (We .. have a purpose .. no longer to please every dictator with a vote at the UN. PM Harper)
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To: bigbob
Six aisles of peas.
11 posted on 09/15/2011 6:48:29 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: ColdOne
Rural areas, by definition are not communities.
12 posted on 09/15/2011 6:48:37 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: ColdOne

Yes, but it’s not “socialism.” Obama is a staunch capitalist, dontchya know.


13 posted on 09/15/2011 6:52:41 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Maybe we can copy just a little bit of Pol Pot and drive the Department of Agriculture employees out to the countryside to work collective farms by hand. Scratching the soil to plant a few grains of corn or wheat would be vastly better than what they do now.
14 posted on 09/15/2011 6:52:55 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: scrabblehack

Why can’t Michelle just get a job at McDonald’s and leave the rest of us alone.


15 posted on 09/15/2011 6:54:27 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ColdOne

They spread their insideous evil into all walks of life. You take it? They own you.


16 posted on 09/15/2011 6:54:38 PM PDT by dforest
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To: ColdOne
Classic dogooderism.

Can't blame 'em for trying to do a good thing why they actually try for that goal.

But, we can blame 'em for being stupid commies.

17 posted on 09/15/2011 6:59:40 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Actually DOING something is so .. beneath her; it’s what the little people should do ...


18 posted on 09/15/2011 6:59:51 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: ColdOne

Spend, spend, spend. The justification for any bureaucratic organization.

Organized by act of congress/president

receive budget

spend budget

increase budget each year, cuts not allowed

spread wings and increase scope of bureaucracy

etc, etc, etc.


19 posted on 09/15/2011 7:04:07 PM PDT by wita
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To: wita

WTF?


20 posted on 09/15/2011 7:14:40 PM PDT by preamble
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To: ColdOne

Democrats are just too stupid to be allowed to reproduce. /semi-sarc


21 posted on 09/15/2011 7:34:22 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: ColdOne

Funny, if you rearrange the letters in the acronyms for these boondogles, you get BEGR and RIP.


22 posted on 09/15/2011 7:51:50 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: laweeks
Ah, yes . . . the Dept of Agric . . . a rather unusual department that has more bureaucrats working in it than there are farmers in the U.S.

The FAA has more employees than there are airplanes too. Any wonder why we're so effd up?

23 posted on 09/15/2011 8:08:10 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: ColdOne

Was this spending program passed by Demos while they had control? Sounds illegal to me.


24 posted on 09/15/2011 8:41:53 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Vendome

LOL!


25 posted on 09/15/2011 10:06:40 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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